CRC has been providing practical assistance to Torontonians marginalized by poverty since 1964. As a multi-service agency, we work with the residents of Regent Park, Moss Park, and the surrounding neighbourhoods to realize their potential and contribute to a better community.
CRC does immediate relief work to meet basic needs and capacity building to address systemic poverty issues. In 2015, we served 62,000 healthy nutrient-dense meals, had 3,488 visits to our clothing, shower and laundry program, and housed 110 people and had 1,066 significant housing support actions.
Our 40 Oaks building consists of 87 units of deeply affordable, safe, stable, housing that serves as a foundation for tenants to build better lives and develop positive community relationships.
40 Oaks is also the home of CRC's 5,000 square foot community hub where people have access to a range of activities and support services geared to their needs. Food skills, community advocacy, gardening, and our community enterprises programs are key elements in building capacity.
In our housing programs we connect hard-to-house individuals with housing, prevent people from being evicted, and provide people a safe, stable, affordable place to live.
In partnership with Community Food Centres Canada, CRC operates the Regent Park Community Food Centre, one of only six such centres across the country. Participants learn about nutrition, develop new cooking skills, become community gardeners, and grow healthy food.
Our community advocacy program supports residents to become more effective advocates for themselves and their community. Our community advocates provide one-on-one peer assistance to community members about income supports, housing, and legal services.
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