Co-op Cred Participants Help CredRaise at Concert

On a hot day in August, seven participants and friends of the Co-op Cred Program hit the pavement and raised nearly $3000 at a show at the Molson Amplitheatre.

This was all thanks to the American charity, WhyHunger, and the rap metal music group Prophets of Rage. The charity connects touring musicians with local initiatives in the cities they are performing. The band chose to support PARC and the Co-op Cred Program, and called the audience to donate to the cause throughout the evening.

The participants did an amazing job engaging with the crowd of 14,000 people and collected $2848.20 that will be turned into cred earned through meaningful community work.

Parkdale Social Safety Net

In collaboration with PARC , Greenest City, and Myseum of Toronto, Co-op Cred Program Participant, Helen Melbourne, lead and executed an amazing, interactive installation in in the hall of the Church of Epiphany and St. Mark.

From the artist:

In Parkdale, the social safety net is a patchwork collection of both formal and informal community supports... The sections of net are unique and colourful as the people who live here. And it is the people who provide the strongest links in the net.

...The use of recycled materials to construct the net highlights the resourcefulness of the Parkdale community - where little is wasted but is given new life, often as a way of stretching the few available resources.



The Ride for Real Food 2015

"This year, thanks in part to the success of last year’s R4RF, the Co-op Cred program has grown significantly. The number of credit recipients has quadrupled, thereby creating more meaningful work placements... There are still more people that are both eligible and eager to access the program, however, which has inspired several Co-op Credit alumni to join this year’s R4RF ride..."