The Sustainable Community Aid Network (SCAN) hosted its fourth workshop as part of the Sustainability on My Mind project in Malton on February 23, 2023. The workshop is the fourth out of eight workshops that will teach the residents in the low-income neighbourhood of Malton, Mississauga about eco-friendly lifestyle strategies that households can practice on their own for very little cost. SCAN has partnered with local volunteers across Malton to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of this project.
Participants were Malton residents across different demographics, namely Black (35%),West Indian (28%), and South East Asian (37%). The workshops were a point of cultural exchange as well as fostering a sense of community amongst residents of the Malton neighbourhood. Participants left with awareness on how to make their own personal care products with easily accessible, eco-friendly ingredients. Participants also took home tool kits and ingredients used in the workshop to enable them to make the moisturizing foaming soap at home.
The moisturizing foaming soap workshop was facilitated by Denee Rudder, owner of My Centre Peace, a sustainable personal care brand based out of Toronto. My Centre Peace mission is to promote health and wellness through organic personal care products while reducing plastic consumption and carbon footprint.
You can learn more about the Sustainability on My Mind project here:https://bit.ly/3EZBRV3
We invite Malton residents interested in participating in this project to sign up at http://bit.ly/3XI33iD
The Sustainability on My Mind project is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative.