Record #: PER2097
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 20 Sep 2023


Description (Service)

Community Meals - Mon 5 pm-6 pm; Fri Market Cafe 11 am-1 pm

Low-cost Community Access Market -  Mon 4 pm-6pm and Fri 11am-1pm. 

Peer Advocacy office - support services for income, access to healthy food, addictions, mental health, domestic violence, housing, tax filing, or just someone to talk to.  Remote consults available with Community Connector Regan by appointment. Contact by EMAIL or Ext 1005.

Programs and services:

Community Health Clinic Fri 1 pm-4 pm - community paramedics, addictions councillors, and peer support available.

Seniors Green Team - Wed 9:30 am-11 am, working in the greenhouse Contact: Lucas 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

Urban Farming at Dufferin Park - Mon and Tue, 5 pm-7 pm. Program looks at urban farming techniques and participants work in teams. Teams share final produce items from the program. Contact: Lucas 519-508-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

13 Grandmother Moons Learning Circle - Held on the fifth day after the new moon - learn about Indigenous ways together and make some handcrafts. Facilitated by Patsy Day. Contact: Margaret Smart 519-508-3663 Ext 1008, EMAIL

Kitchen Connections - Fri 4 pm-7 pm is a fun and interactive cooking class designed for 8 to 10-year-olds (grades 3-5). Participants will gain confidence in the kitchen and make new friends while mastering practical life skills and learning about positive eating habits. Cover a range of topics from food and kitchen safety, how food connects people, and food mapping, to create recipes.  Explore the exciting world of food and share delicious meals around the community table. Contact: Valerie 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Nourish and Savour - drop-in 2nd and 4th Tue 10 am-1 pm - hands-on food skills program for caregivers and their children.  Focuses on planning and preparing easy family-friendly meals that promote positive eating habits.  Contact: Valerie 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

The Storehouse that accepts large-scale donations from industry and agricultural sector to distribute to not-for-profit agencies, food banks and school nutrition programs throughout Perth County. For current programming schedule see the website HERE 

Service Details


Meals Mon 5pm - 6pm; Fri 11am - 1pm.
Access Market Mon 4pm - 6pm ; Fri 11am - 1pm.
Peer Advocacy remote consults by appointment.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm. For other programs, hours vary, call or email to confirm session details or to register.
Closed Dec Dec 18, 2023 until Jan 2, 2024. Also closed on Nov 17, 2023 for a gala event.

Areas Served Perth County ; Stratford
Eligibility No restrictions other than age or group specific programs

Individuals: Drop in for meals and sign up for programs  
Non profit organizations: Fill out application to determine eligibility for Store House

Languages English
Fees All programs and meals are free of charge but donations are welcomed. Nominal charge for Community Access Market

Address and Location

Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
612 Erie St
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 2P1
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-508-3663
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Primary Contact Margaret Smart, Executive Director; Phone: Ext 1008; Email:
Mailing Address 612 Erie St 
Stratford, ON 
Canada N5A 2P1

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