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Meet the board! Left to right: Patrick Moran, Dayna Boyer, Joyann Callender, Melissa Sariffodeen, and Olivia Scobie.

Meet the board! Left to right: Patrick Moran, Dayna Boyer, Joyann Callender, Melissa Sariffodeen, and Olivia Scobie.

The Kitchen Library is essentially just like a regular library but instead of lending books we lend stand mixers, juicers, dehydrators, pasta makers, and about 100 other appliances. We’re Canada’s first non-profit library of kitchen appliances!

We believe that income and space shouldn’t be barriers to healthy eating and home cooking, that’s why we offer cooking/baking workshops as well as the equipment you need to prepare meals at home.

Dayna Boyer, Founder & Executive Director

Dayna Boyer photo2I started out a million miles away from the sharing economy about 10 years ago with an exciting but unsteady career in journalism and then transitioned to a steady but unexciting career in marketing. In 2013 I had a lightbulb moment when I wanted a juicer and quickly launched Canada‚Äôs first library of kitchen appliances, The Kitchen Library. Since then I’ve been featured on local and national media for my work in the sharing economy and am still finding it weird to be on this side of the media, but I’m getting used to it.

In 2013 I was also accepted into The Centre for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change program and  haven’t looked back since!

Let’s chat, my inbox is always open: dayna@thekitchenlibrary.ca

Olivia Scobie, Chair, The Kitchen Library Board

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I have a love affair with both  kitchens and libraries, so when the possibility to support the sharing economy by involving myself with The Kitchen Library came my way, I jumped on it. I bring my skills as a coach and facilitator to the workshops and volunteer program and love to discuss new ideas (ideally over great coffee in a kitchen, of course), so please feel free to reach out: oscobie@gmail.com!

 

 

 

Melissa Sariffodeen, The Kitchen Library Board

MelissaAs a social entrepreneur and minimalist Melissa was drawn to The Kitchen Library for so many reasons but largely because she wants to support other growing organizations increase their social impact and help the communities they exist in thrive.