Friday April 13 at 7:30 pm in the Community Room
All members are invited to join Horror Host Ali Parrott for a screening of the 2017 hit film Get Out. Snacks and refreshments will be served. No need to sign up, just come down if you able.
Monday April 23 at 7:00pm in the Community Room
Please join us for an evening with Sonia Faruqi, author of Project Animal Farm. The book is celebrated as an accomplished work of global investigative journalism, offering a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors – a must read for those interested in food policy and animal welfare.
This event is jointly hosted by Diane Frankling Housing Co-operative and the Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto.
For more information about Sonia, please visit www.soniafaruqi.com
Friday March 23, 7pm – 10pm in the Community Room
Create your own piece of art over cocktails, eats, tunes and fun times with friends and neighbours. All materials will be provided, all you need to bring is your creativity! Guests will also be able to get some pointers and insights from a few of the co-op’s own artists.
Spaces are limited. If you are interested in joining in, please contact
416 920 7340 x 204
Wednesday March 28, 1pm – 3pm in the Community Room
Any and all members that are able to attend are welcome. Enjoy delicious food, music and great conversation with friends and neighbours. Joining us at this months Café are jazz duo Kevin & Martin. The jazzy renditions of pop classics can be heard all over the city and various TTC subway stations. Be sure to check them out!
Members planning to attend are kindly asked to RSVP by Monday March 26. To do this or get more information, please contact
416 920 7340 x204
A NEW DATE FOR THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
We all know about the energizing benefits of coffee, but did you know it could be used for improved digestion and skin care? True story!
DFC, along with Holistic Nutritionist and skin care guru Graydon Moffat, will be hosting a DIY based workshop using coffee! We will be making pro-biotic coffee based smoothie and the using the grinds from that to make an ex-foliating rub! For more information on Graydon’s skin line, please visit https://graydonskincare.com
There is space for up to 15 members to take part in this workshop. If you would like to join in or get more information, please contact
416 920 7340 x204
We are happy to say that this initiative has been a huge success! As we bring it into 2018, we wanted to give a quick refresher on how to best participate;
Saturday March 3rd , 10am – 12pm
Tuesday March 6th , 10am – 12pm
Thursday February 8th , 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday March 13th, 10am – 12pm
SaturdayMarch 17th, 10am – 12pm
Tuesday March 20th, 10am – 12pm
Friday March 30th, 10am – 12pm
According to the latest “Who’s Hungry” report by the Daily Bread Food Bank, food bank visits in Toronto are back to levels seen during the height of the recession, almost ten years ago.
Kate Halsey, a food bank coordinator for Yonge Street Mission in Regent Park, reports that they register 3 new users on a daily basis, “ranging from newcomers to Canada who have Master’s and PhD degrees, but not enough money for food; people who go back to school and are paying tuition; and people who are just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month. It could be anyone, it could be your neighbor, it could be your grandmother, your best friend. It could also be the man on the corner. There’s not a population we serve more than others.”
Indeed, many of our own co-op members may be going without proper nourishment.
With this in mind, DFC is launching the Nourish program, aimed at alleviating the food gap for our own co-op members who may be in need. Nourish will be funded through internal and external donations, that will enable us to maintain and allocate $25.00 grocery gift cards to members, by request, as needed. All requests are strictly confidential, and can be made to Ali or Ryan, starting in early December.
All members have to do is ask.
The co-op will be accepting monetary donations from members who are able to contribute to the Nourish fund. If members were planning on giving a holiday gift to staff, we ask that you please consider a Nourish donation instead. No amount is too small, and all donations will be gratefully accepted. Please stay tuned for more details about how to donate.
Tuesday March 27, 1pm – 3pm in the Community Room
DFC will be hosting its next Expressive Writing Group on Tuesday March 27 with the ever amazing Honey Novick. All members are welcome to attend. No experience or background in writing is required! Just be willing share your thoughts and be creative!
We’ll use a different approach to self-expression
We’ll talk and write and share what’s important to us
Each voice is important, each story a tale to tell
We’ll create a safe and fun atmosphere
For more information please contact
Ryan Hayward 416 920 7340 x204