Providing the DA updates in the Chronicle alone is a day a month to process the list and follow up on what’s been happening, the Chronicle production and distribution another 2 days a month, landcaring our local reserves 100+ hours a month, looking after the Hall, it is our community’s asset not Council owned, more hours a month. On top of that there is the governance of the organization, applying for funding and managing the grants and coordinating hall bookings.
The CPPA membership is one way to show your support for what we do on the community’s behalf. The funds generated from membership provide a baseline for our income so we know how much more money we need to secure throughout the year to cover the ongoing costs associated with the owning an asset such as the Hall. Big ticket items such as council rates ($3500) and insurance ($3800) are a financial challenge but also known.
The Progress financial year is a calendar year and we are looking understand our fundraising needs for 2017. The constitution outlines our purpose and is online .
Membership fees are $8pp or $13/family with a $2pp option to join the Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood group.
Membership fees and applications can be lodged in the Treasurer’s secure letterbox at 235 Coal Point Rd or posted to PO Box 329 Toronto. There is also a membership form available online to print out. If you don't have a proposer or seconder don't worry, we can attend to that at the monthly meeting.