We are open Saturday mornings 10am-1pm

We are open Saturday mornings 10am-1pm

My name is Carie Curran and I am replacing the lovely Susie McGregor as the Fair Trade Sales Manager for World Community. I am honoured and excited to represent such an amazing organization with values close to my heart.  I am a single mother and have two grown children Alexis and Dylan that I am extremely proud of.  

Come visit our TinTown warehouse and pick up your fairly-traded organic products. Products can also be purchased in the Comox Valley and beyond. #3- 2440 Rosewall Crescent, (Tin Town) Courtenay, BC.   FMI: see our Fair Trade page.

More about Carie:

My family in the Comox Valley goes back for five generations. I remember fondly sunny, summer trips here as a child. I have always wanted to live here and finally had the opportunity with my partner Mike five years ago. We are extremely happy here.

Before I moved the Comox Valley, I worked as Manager of Administration and Customer Care for a company that made over-the-counter orthotics. I worked there for 23 years and really enjoyed it for most of that time because the products helped many people and the company always tried to do the right thing no matter what the cost. After new management came in to replace the retiring senior management team, it wasn’t long before they started putting profits before people and making products that would fall apart on purpose after six months. That didn’t sit well with me. It was a tough decision but I decided to leave and have been reinventing myself ever since.

World Community is seeking expressions of interest for a Part-Time Fair Trade Sales Contractor position. The successful applicant will be the key organizer for our Fair Trade social enterprise.

Duties include:
• distribution of coffee and other goods to retailers and other customers
• ensuring that coffee vendors have enough product on hand
• anticipating amounts needed and ordering coffee from the roaster
• confirming coffee bagging requirements each week with bagging team leaders
• receiving payments from some customers and keeping records
• communicating regularly with customers and within World Community in ways that are
consistent with World Community values
Hours of work are flexible, averaging approximately 12 -15 hours per week based upon
fluctuating demand.
Compensation is $19 / hour plus reimbursement for mileage and out of pocket expenses.
Training will be provided

Qualifications:
• ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• ability to handle unpredictable work flow
• ability to handle detailed work (including basic math)
• physical ability to lift
• own transportation and driver’s license required
• own computer and basic computer skills required
Preference will be given to:
• individuals with experience in marketing, retail, wholesale, inventory control; or with
other related experience; or with transferable skills
• individuals who are familiar with World Community Development Education Society

If interested, please apply to Lia Pesklevits at liap@telus.net by May 12.
Individuals who are short-listed will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

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We sell fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate, hot chocolate, cocao, olive oil, spices & more.

We are particularly proud of our ongoing relationship with our coffee growers in Pancasan and Dalia, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. These producers get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. Not only is this coffee superb, the gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Film Series: March 26 – 28

Mental Ilness was affecting 1 in 5 Canadians even before Covid 19 increased those numbers.  The new documentary, Orchestrating Change (85 min) tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. 

The orchestra’s mission is to erase the stigmatization of people living with mental illness through the creation of beautiful music, community, compassion and understanding…one concert at a time. Most importantly, it is changing the lives of the musicians and audiences in ways they never imagined.

With compelling characters, animation, even humour, Orchestrating Change addresses many of the myths about mental illness by showing what living with a mental illness is really like—with both setbacks and accomplishments. The film challenges audiences to reconsider their preconceived notions about mental illness. For those living with a diagnosis, it is empowering.

The film culminates in an extraordinary concert that is a triumph for Me2/Orchestra’s conductor and co-founder, Ronald Braunstein, who lives with bipolar disorder and thought he might never conduct again, and for the musicians, their families and the audience.

 

CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS  ($10/ individual,  $16/ household, $8 limited income)

Rethinking Women’s Rights

Rethinking Women’s Rights

What influence did Indigenous women have on the women’s rights movement? Learn about this hidden history and celebrate International Women’s Day with World Community’s film screenings, available any time from March 6 – 8.  CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS.

Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe  (27 min) corrects the historical narrative about women’s rights in North America. Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today.

On the Canadian side of the border, the clan mothers continue to set the rules for the Iroquois Confederacy of the Six Nations Grand River Reserve.  Six Miles Deep (43 min) offers a portrait of the clan mothers who led their community in an historic blockade to protect their land from a housing development within their traditional territories in 2006. When the community’s chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who overrule them, leading a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community. That dispute continues with a court case slated for 2022.

Both films are available for one price: $10 /individual, $16/ household, $8/ limited income. 

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re screening several films online - available any time over the weekend of Feb. 26 - 28.

CLICK HERE to PRE-ORDER TICKETS & watch trailers.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this history both in Canada and the US.

Screenings are free but donations will be accepted to help cover costs. 

 

King in the Wilderness (110 min) focuses on the final two years of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life leading up to his assassination on April 4, 1968. A review in Variety calls this “a searing film because it takes Martin Luther King Jr. down from the mountaintop. You glimpse the real glory of who he was: not a walking monument but a human being with fear, humor, guts, and grace.” Despite enormous pressure, he refused to back away from the civil rights and anti-war challenges of his times.

Canadian content will include three shorter films:

Rush to Freedom (17 min) - In the 1850s, Governor James Douglas fought against American expansionism by bringing hundreds of Black Americans from San Francisco to the area around Victoria where their legacy is still felt today.

Amber Valley (13 min) tells the story of one of the first Black settlements in Canada in Amber Valley, about 100 km North of Edmonton in the early 1900s.

Journey to Justice (47 min) pays tribute to Canadians who fought for Black civil rights from the 1930s to the 1950s. Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Viola Desmond (now on our $10 bills) refused to move to the Black section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia in1946. At the same time, Black railway porters were organizing a union for their own protection in one of the few jobs available to them, other Black activists were challenging discrimination wherever they encountered it.