What Do We Do?
We work directly with communities to build resources for fostering social cohesion.
Our mission started with creating better access to fresh, healthy food. But inadequate food access is a symptom of greater social insecurity, so we didn’t want to stop there.
We listened and with community-led initiatives created new platforms for engagement. From skills workshops to kids’ play areas to music and dance in the park, we support an increasingly vibrant neighbourhood atmosphere.
How Do We Support?
Our team creates partnerships with public agencies, advocacy groups, and small businesses while enabling resident leadership, job creation and volunteerism.
We directly collaborate with community partners, residents, supporters and a few kind funders–but no matter what–we bring neighbourhood voices to the forefront.
That’s not all though, click below to learn more about the wide-range of programs and services offered by Building Roots.
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In Times of Change
In Times of Change is a 3-part miniseries reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected our grassroots food security initiatives and a how we helped create a support network of collaborative, local efforts in Toronto.
Impact Report 2021
2021 was filled with grief and gratitude, setbacks and strides, heartache and healing, and everything in-between. We are so thankful to everybody who collaborated alongside us, echoing our community-grounded and community-led approach.