Our Stories

Our Stories

Good Food at Fair Prices

Good Food at Fair Prices

Ever struggle to decide what’s for dinner? Wonder if you’re providing the right nutrition for your family? Once a month,…
From Sirens to Shopping Carts

From Sirens to Shopping Carts

From sirens to shopping carts, Don Dubreuil has done it all. A paramedic for 28 years, Don finally decided it…
Everybody Learns New Things

Everybody Learns New Things

A small community grocer might find it challenging to compete against the big chains, but Victoria Savchenko can help even…
A Proud Partner

A Proud Partner

If your business is all about inclusivity there’s almost nothing better than collaboration with a like-minded enterprise.
A Passion for People

A Passion for People

Teaching isn’t always easy, but for Brittany Archibald it is a passion. A student of Developmental Service Work…
Building Better Futures

Building Better Futures

As grocery stores embrace new technologies, smaller shops may be in danger of losing customers to the giants.
Making it Work

Making it Work

Though every career must end, a job well done may leave a legacy that benefits people for years to come.…
Up to the task!

Up to the task!

What if you had just days to master a job so you could teach it to others? Em Middleton met…
Farewell, Not Goodbye

Farewell, Not Goodbye

The goodbyes are the hardest part, but when you’re in the business of preparing people for other employment…
Healthy choices. Healthy kids. Healthy community.

Healthy choices. Healthy kids. Healthy community.

If it takes a village to raise a child, the Old East Village has a winning formula in its kids’…
Real Life. Real Work. A Real Plan.

Real Life. Real Work. A Real Plan.

Making the transition from student life to working life can be challenging, but Jon Sibley has a plan.
Love Food. Hate Waste.

Love Food. Hate Waste.

We work with food all day, every day, and we really do love it. The work and the food both.…
We’re Cookin’ Now!

We’re Cookin’ Now!

Once a week, we gather to cook, eat, and learn, and we’re having a blast! The Old East Village Grocer…
Starting Today

Starting Today

The newest face around the Old East Village Grocer is one you might recognize if you’ve visited the store before.
Making Mountains out of Molehills (In a Good Way)

Making Mountains out of Molehills (In a Good Way)

It was smiles all around recently when Heather Cabral of the Social Beehive made a donation to the Old East…
Everyone’s a winner, baby!

Everyone’s a winner, baby!

You’ll never meet a group more ready to absorb a loss than the team from the Old East Village Grocer…
Just ‘Cause (Rhymes with “Peach Fuzz”)

Just ‘Cause (Rhymes with “Peach Fuzz”)

Most days, if you found peach fuzz at the Old East Village Grocer, you’d be in the produce aisle. But…
We Shop Local, Too!

We Shop Local, Too!

When ATN Access for Persons with Disabilities opened The Old East Village Grocer last year, it became Canada’s first social…
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

When ATN Access first dreamed of opening a social enterprise grocery store in London, executive director Vicki Mayer thought it…
The Graduate: Winning at Life

The Graduate: Winning at Life

When Jon Adlington comes back to the Old East Village Grocer for a visit, his former colleagues gather ‘round to…
We Can Work. Together.

We Can Work. Together.

Finding a job can be hard, and even harder for anyone facing barriers because of a disability. “There are a…
Risky Business: Building a Future Together

Risky Business: Building a Future Together

It always takes hard work, but building a better life sometimes requires a leap of faith, too. Just ask Jaydn…
Keeping It Fresh

Keeping It Fresh

If you’re looking for fresh, delicious produce, just talk to Dave McCutchen at the Old East Village Grocer.
Your Lunch is Ready

Your Lunch is Ready

Forgot your lunch at home? Not to worry. Bev Gray has you covered at the Old East Village Grocer where…

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