From the GM—August 2018

Dear Karma Members,

July was an exciting month for Karma in the news! We were recognized by NOW Magazine as being one of the Best Bulk Stores in Toronto , we were featured in a great article about Toronto co-ops by the Toronto Star and we were nominated as Toronto’s Best Organic Food Store and Best Green Store as part of NOW’s 2018 Reader Choice Awards! We hope you celebrate and share the great news about our co-op!

In the coming weeks, Karma will be participating in Open Streets Toronto to help promote the co-op even more. If you haven’t heard of this amazing event, be sure to check it out! We will also be holding our very first Repair Cafe in September in partnership with the amazing Repair Cafe Toronto! We are still looking for fixers of small household items and electronics, so if you have skills in these areas, please read below for details.

Some of you may have heard about the closing of the storefront of the West End Food Co-op (WEFC). We are incredibly sad about this news, which has shocked the co-op community. Karma worked alongside the WEFC to bring our members together and to showcase and educate the public about the benefits of the co-op model. We will miss working with them and wish the WEFC staff and Board of Directors all the very best in what lies ahead.