It’s changed my life. Before I used to take my son to the school parenting centre and they had potlucks and I started my business – I would do the Ethiopian coffee ceremony for the potluck. For 2 years I did the coffee ceremony business but at the time I did not have a food handling certificate. After we came to the TD Centre, already Sureya knew about it and then at the TD Centre they start the first one, the food handling certificate class. After that, anything catering they have that came through Sureya, she would give it to us – an opportunity. You have confidence, otherwise without food handling certificate you don’t do anything. That’s why I’m happy with the TD Centre they have something – they have sewing class too, I enjoy sewing class. They have yoga class too, I enjoy it as well. It’s good, TD Centre, for us to change. You see different cultures, different food to taste it. They have workshops, I enjoy the workshops. Any workshop they have I get benefits. Sureya is good, she gives everybody equal chance to participate. We like the TD Centre.
— Fozeya Mohamed, Regent Park resident involved with multiple groups at the TD Centre