Recipes for Collective Memories

Ms. Min Kaur grew up in a household centred on food and community building. Today, she regularly invites her sisterhood of friends, academics, and activists to her home for a meal to share stories and space as a PhD student in Sociology & Equity Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of […]

Glamorgan English Circle for Women

The English Circle for Women is a multicultural program that includes teaching English as a second language to over 80 women and 30 children residing in Dorset Park, Toronto. The program was started by a group of 4 women in April 2008 with funding from United Way Toronto and it continues to exist through the […]

Occupy Gardens For World Peas!

Inspired by the Occupy Movement, Occupy Gardens Toronto represents a group of people resisting inequality, corporate greed, growing hunger, and the destruction of nature by growing a sustainable network of community gardens around Toronto. On February 11, 2012 Occupy Gardens Toronto hosted the World Peas Expo at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of […]

Sharing Food Builds Community

We, at InterChange, are collecting and sharing experiences about how food and drink are used to build peace in our communities. Food is universal, and every culture has stories of the symbolic value of food in peacebuilding. Thank-you to Jody Pilon for contributing stories about both a family tradition and her international advocacy work. Pumpkin […]


Sistering is a women’s agency serving homeless, marginalized and low-income women in Toronto since 1981. Their programs and services help women gain greater control over their life circumstances by focusing on changing the social conditions that put women at risk. Their service philosophy is to ensure that women’s dignity is not eroded by poverty and […]

Ukranian Borscht

Ukrainian Christmas Eve Pisnyi Borsch Olga Yakymchuck is a competitive sailboat racer, human rights activist and a mentor in the Toronto Ukrainian community. For Ukrainian people Christmas is the most important family holiday of the whole year. Ukrainian Christmas festivities begin on Christmas Eve, January 6, and end on the Feast of the Epiphany. The […]

Toronto Peacebuilding Workshop: January 25th 2012

Everyone can be a Peacebuilder! Please join us for a creative and participatory ‘Peace Ambassadors’ Workshop in which you will:  learn core peace concepts and models explore the idea of “peace literacy” and how it can be promoted ­ discover your unique peacebuilding role find out more about the InterChange workshops and facilitators and how these […]

An update for InterChange Toronto

It has been an exciting fall with many new developments with the Building a Culture of Peace in the GTA programme.  In October we initiated a new and exciting workshop called “Everyone can be a Peacebuilder” this workshop brought together a group of 30 InterChange members and members of the community to creatively explore peacebuilding […]

Food Peace Book

The Food Peace Book is a project that every member of InterChange can participate in and include their friends, familyand community! Together we are creating a book about how food (and drink) is used to build peace in our communities. It will be a collection of stories, recipes, pictures, songs, poems and snippets of information. […]