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August 08, 2022 General Manager Call to Action No comments
Author: Andrea Dawber Untold Unknown is a clothing line that shares Karma’s values for local production, sustainability, and action on local justice issues. Check out the website now live! One of the line’s tops, called Labour of Love, highlights the important contribution of migrant farmers in Ontario and features locally grown produce. Karma members can get a 30% discount on all of Untold Unknown’s products when using the code KARMACOOP30. Photo credit: Untold Unknown
August 07, 2022 General Manager Events No comments
Author: Paul DeCampo, Interim General Manager Poster Credit: Anarres Natural Health Don’t miss these once-a-month hands-on workshops conducted by Karma member and supplier Tracey of Anarres Natural Health! Using ingredients available at Karma Co-op. SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH 10-11:30 am – Make Custom Bath Salts! What’s good for you AND good for the earth’s waters? SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH 10-11:30 am – Make Hand, Face and Body Moisturizers! What’s the b...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Products No comments
Author: Paul DeCampo, Interim General Manager Karma is very happy to share that pastries à la française are now available from Goûter Patisseriee They will arrive Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in all their flaky glory. Butter croissants, as well as their many delicious cousins, butter tarts, and the pride of Breton, the Kouign Amann . Please look for these tasty delights on the cash counter, and let us know your thoughts about these new pastries via manager@karmacoop.org Phot...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Call to Action , Features No comments
Author: Alli Floroff, Assistant General Manager We’re hiring a Full-time Floor Supervisor/Purchaser. The position’s wage is $16-19/hr.* It also includes a 25% store discount, paid sick time, and eligibility for benefits after 3 months. The ideal candidate would have inventory management, purchasing, and leadership experience. Applications are due by Sunday August 14th at 5pm. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to manager@karmacoop.org.  *Karma Co-op is a un...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Call to Action , Products No comments
Author: Sondra Vandervaart If you’ve been shopping at Karma this summer you may have noticed that the bread and healthcare sections switched places. This change was implemented after our co-op consultant, Columinate, suggested that healthcare items be stocked in a less busy part of the store. To monitor how this change has affected bread and healthcare sales we‘ve been keeping track of sales, pre and post move. So far, the change has been positive for healthcare (more sales), but negati...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Call to Action , Events No comments
Author: Andrea Dawber This September, join Karma’s Board and Committees at our 5th Karma Conversation to discuss how we might restructure and simplify Karma’s membership structure. As pointed out by our Columinate consultant, our current membership structure is a barrier to new member recruitment and member retention. Register for Karma Conversation # 5 to take place over Zoom on September 7, 2022, at 7:30pm and share your opinion about this important topic. (Photo credit: Noun Pro...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Call to Action , Events No comments
Author: Andrea Dawber Together we can rebuild our co-op and recover financially from the detrimental impacts of COVID, but we need your participation in this year’s AGM. Please share your AGM meeting preferences with Karma’s Board of Directors as we plan this year’s AGM. Participate in our online member survey by August 31st. Previous in-person AGMs at the Friends House on Lowther Avenue struggled to reach quorum, and at the last in-person AGM last minute phone calls were made to...
August 07, 2022 General Manager Call to Action , Features No comments
Author: Andrea Dawber Karma’s Nominations Committee is seeking talented members with expertise in marketing, communications, community outreach/engagement, governance and financial management as we chart our path forward for the next 10 years. Board members accumulate 4-6 hours/month of member labour, based on their Board responsibilities. To learn more or visit an upcoming Board meeting in August or September, please email board@karmcoop.org. Photo Credit: Noun Project
August 07, 2022 General Manager Uncategorized No comments
Author: Abhishek Chari (Chronicle Editor) Photo Credit: Dave Belle ood intentions are like seeds. When they grow and flower into transformative change, it is only through thoughtful and concerted action. This is just as true for Karma Co-op as it is for the rest of the world. Read today’s Chronicle to find out how you can make a difference with Karma.  And when you feel like you need to take a break and just enjoy life, we’re here to help with that too! Whether it’s at a...
July 26, 2022 General Manager Uncategorized No comments
Photo Credit: Mateo Ham Author: Mateo Ham I can’t say I expected a movie with googly-eyed rocks waxing philosophical about the meaning of human existence to bring me to tears. But this movie did. Several times. I feel like explaining the plot of Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO) would be missing the point, because you’re going to enjoy the movie more for its content than its outline. This is a film about the struggles of marriage, the overwhelming responsibilities of adulth...