Democracy Doors Open is an initiative taking place on the first day of DemocracyXChange (DXC19) on January 25, 2019. You can join in with Chef Ashraf and More than Cooking: A U of T Community Kitchen Program. Or perhaps, learn how to build a birch bark canoe in the Anishinabek way with the Great Lakes canoe Journey Program.

More than Cooking: A U of T Community Kitchen Program

Community Kitchens are about much more than cooking. These are spaces to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food, discuss social justice issues; find friendship and support. Come learn about the Community Kitchen model while making a meal with Ashrafi Ahmed, founder and chef of Banglar Saad.

More than Cooking is part of the Democracy Xchange 2019.

Date: Friday, January 25 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: CRC, 40 Oak Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2C6

Max # of participants: 20

REGISTRATION:  Sign up for More than Cooking (EventBrite)

U of T partners: the CCP, Hart House, and the Health and Wellness Centre

Community Chef/partner: Ashraf Ahmed, Regent Park Community Food Centre; watch Chef Ashraf in action!

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Community Kitchen promotional card

The Great Lakes Canoe Journey program

The Great Lakes Canoe Journey program (GLCJP) teaches Indigenous youth how to build birch bark canoes and about Anishinabek canoe culture, history and technology. In this workshop, participants will learn some of the ways in which the GLCJP develops and enters into partnerships, creates unique engagement opportunities for youth, and the ways in which it operationalizes Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous research ethics.

Great Lakes Canoe Journey Program is part of the Democracy Xchange 2019.

Date: Friday, January 25 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Centre for Community Partnerships at U of T, Toronto, Ontario

Max # of participants: 20-25

REGISTRATION:  Sign up for Great Lakes Canoe Journey Program (EventBrite)

Great Lake Canoe promotional card

About Democracy Doors Open and the DemocracyXchange

Democracy Doors Open is an initiative taking place on the first day of DemocracyXChange (DXC19) on January 25, 2019.

Democracy Doors Open is open to the general public and the DXC19 audience to meet the organizations, agencies, communities, and spaces in the GTA who are driving change from the ground up. There is no fee to attend Democracy Doors Open and you don't have to be attending DXC19 to learn and experience democracy in action. 

DXC19 is Canada's annual democracy organized by Open Democracy Project, the Ryerson Leadership Lab and a Programme Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in this space including Shauna Brail, Associate Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto. Co-presenting partners this year include the Samara Centre for Democracy, Ryerson's Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Public Library System.