Neechi Commons

Neechi Commons Multi-stakeholder Cooperative Inc.

Public Meeting Invitation: July 19 2022

A bold plan to revitalize Neechi Commons as a community-based initiative will be presented at a public meeting starting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday July 19th at 99 Euclid Avenue, North Point Douglas.

The aim is to rejuvenate Neechi Commons with neighbourhood organizations and tenants as key stakeholders in Neechi Commons Multi-stakeholder Cooperative Inc. The new cooperative is designed to host businesses and social services that benefit the neighbourhood and beyond. The businesses and social services are to be operated by tenants, with a special focus on a regional, healthy foods hub and health services. The reopening of Kookum’s Bakery and an Indigenous arts centre, education and training, and long-term inclusive housing (above or beside the parking lot) also are envisioned.

The new Multi-stakeholder Cooperative held its founding meeting in March. It is a not-for-profit entity and any surpluses must be used for community benefit. The new cooperative’s control structure prioritizes community groups that provide services in the Lord Selkirk Park and North Point Douglas neighbourhoods as well as tenants. However there also is a ‘Friends of Neechi Commons’ membership category that is open to individuals and to organizations based in other parts of the city.

Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd., created the complex and operated it from 2013 to 2018 with a huge investment of volunteer time and personal funds.

The public meeting will be held at Barber House, which is a charming, restored heritage building. It would be great if you would post this invitation and send it on to others!

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All business operations at Neechi Commons have been halted.

Neechi Foods Co-Op Ltd. is very grateful for all the customer support and good wishes that we received over 28 ½ years in business. Miigwetch!