The St. James Town Community Cafe is hiring! Have experience in co-ops? Help us build a community co-op in St. James Town. Community Co-op Developer position to start October 2014. Check out the job description here
LIFT Mission Statement
LIFT commits to strengthen the foundation of our community, to enable members to develop, share and increase resources, embrace diversity and create enduring, people centered initiatives.
We are Currently Active with These Projects
A grassroots economic system so that Toronto residents are able to take more control of their economic needs, build local relationships and community resilience for now and in the long term.
A community, volunteer-led pop-up café that aims to involve St. Jamestown residents and allies in local food issues, such as organics, GMOs, food security, local food access and to provide healthy food to the community regardless of socio-economic status.
A new, innovate, energy efficient, sustainable, northern year-round greenhouse that incorporates many different greenhouse technologies and aims to be a replicable model for communities to have greater local control of their food security.
EvMC will be a new Toronto-based, full-service, music production/promotion company, built on a strong foundation of ethics and a co-operative business model to serve local artists. The music we produce will span many genres and build on Toronto’s intercultural creativity to create new and evolutionary forms of music.
We are creating a place where all can feel at home regardless of status, religion, race, age, ability, or gender.
Many members have found comfort and inspiration, some have found work others, from starting a business and many have found satisfaction from speaking out and exercising their human rights.
Access to information and resources can be very powerful when combined with determination and strategic organizing. When people come together to effect change and build a community, the possibilities are endless.
We have a dream of a fair society where no one loses everything because of disempowerment, where everyone’s contribution to society is valued and everyone can choose his or her destiny.
Josephine Grey, Founder