The Good Food Market

Weekly mid-June thru August

The Good Food Market was introduced in the summer of 2016 and is now an annual summer market for our neighbours! 

Fresh produce is available weekly:  bringing fresh produce at-cost to our neighbours close to their homes.

The Good Food Market operates in partnership with FoodShare Toronto - a non-profit organization with a mission to provide fresh food at affordable prices to everyone in the GTA.

New in 2017: We now hire a summer student as Community Outreach Developer

This person is responsible for coordinating the Good Food Market and other projects.

Community Food Works

New in 2018, we hosted a Community Food Works  program in partnership with Toronto Public Health and RAY (Rathburn Area Youth). Toronto Public Health offers Food Handler Certification Courses to provide food handlers with the knowledge of safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness.   Gaining this certification will open new employment opportunities to the attendees who complete the program.

Neighbourhood Table

New in 2018, we hosted a weekly meal with our neighbours!  These are family-friendly events with children aged 6 - 12 and their parent(s).   Each event had a food theme where kids prepared and share food along with other learning activities.  Check out some pics and read about these events.    

Homework Club (originally Madbakh Tutoring)

Every week during the school year, we welcome students on Tuesdays into the hall to help them with their homework.

This after-school program launched in 2013 as an interfaith initiative in the heart of Etobicoke aimed at empowering children, women, and families.  In partnership with Madbakh Women's Initiative, this began as an extension of similar tutoring programs run in other locations for over a decade.  St. Philip's has continued this program as the "Homework Club". 


World Interfaith Harmony Week  

The first week in February is designated as World Interfaith Harmony Week by the United Nations to encourage a mutual understanding among all cultures and to eliminate every form of discrimination, intolerance and hate based on religion or beliefs.

His Majesty King Abdulla ll of Jordan first proposed a call to promote a message of faith and tolerance among the world's religions in order for the citizens of the world to demonstrate their common values and good will towards each other. 
St. Philip's member, John Voorpostel, serves on the steering committee for Toronto.  In 2017, he wrote a song for the celebration.

Check out the youtube video to listen to John's song Reach Out