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The Hope in Winnipeg’s NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre

The inspiring NorWest Community Health Centre has been pulling in some encouraging attention recently, helped out by The Stop‘s restless Nick Saul.  And of course, there is struggle, which Kristina MacMillan (Director of the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre) captures in her ultimately hopeful update on their community consultations. In a blog post for Community Food Centres Canada, she explains that […]

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Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

Fostering Sustainable Inter-Regional Food Systems

In 2012, a project was started to help farmers in rural communities across Manitoba work towards creating a sustainable food system. Six communities hosted day-long workshops where participants worked on practical solutions to build support for local agriculture. These communities were Cypress River, Gimli and the Interlake, Swan River, Steinbach, Boissevain, and Onanole/Erikson. It was […]

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Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon Takes Off!

Fruit Share Brandon has sent us a wonderful update on its first few months of operation. Fruit Share Brandon was established with help from Share the Fruit, a recipient of MAFRA funding. Over the past three months Fruit Share Brandon has worked to save local produce that might otherwise go to waste, and helped to […]

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“Food banks are not a solution” from Fast Forward Weekly

This article by Maureen McNamee for fast forward weekly does a great job presenting some of the different arguments on how to sustainably remove the need for food banks. Read it here: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/life-style/urban-living/food-banks-are-not-a-solution-10748/

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2013 Funded Community Proposals

The following community proposals have received MAFRA  funding for 2013-2014: Cross Regional: Change the Normal                                             $4,000 Share the Fruit                             […]

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Ian MacPherson – A History of Co-ops in Manitoba

Ian MacPherson presented this keynote address for the Canadian CED Network Gathering in Winnipeg. The talk focuses on the long history of co-ops and cooperative action ranging from agriculture to consumer movements to Indigenous communities.   [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16705821[/vimeo]

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