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East Scarborough Storefront

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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East Scarborough Storefront

East Scarborough Storefront (the Storefront), a project of TIDES Canada Initiatives Society, uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/ Orton Park.

Calvin Kangara has spent 18 years working as a community engagement practitioner in Canada and Kenya. A natural mentor, Calvin’s inspirational leadership at the Storefront has resulted in building the leadership in others, improving relationships between previously disconnected groups through the establishment of a tenants’ association, and fostering youth engagement and active living. The Storefront was awarded this grant to will fund Calvin’s trip to the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (Columbia University) and the Education Centre for Community Organizing (City University of New York). These learning opportunities will support Calvin’s goal of bridging grassroots community organizing with the priorities and goals of community sector organizations.

East Scarborough Storefront is trusteed by TIDES Canada Initiatives Society.