NEW SUMMER LOCATION
3rd Thursday of every month
40 Oak St. (East of Parliament, South of Gerrard)
Free Event with: Dinner, Childcare, Wheelchair Access, Tokens
September 15th - Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Speakers: Gaetan Heroux & Bryan Palmer
- How have Toronto's poor fought back?
- What have they historically fought for?
- What did they accomplish?
Join Gaetan Heroux & Bryan Palmer who will be talking about their book coming out this fall which documents more than 180 years of resistance by Toronto's poor and unemployed. Come and hear how Toronto's poor organized and used direct-action tactics such as relief strikes, occupations of relief offices, the taking over of empty buildings, and massive disruptions at city hall - to fight for higher relief rates, better living conditions in hostels, and affordable housing.
Facebook Event Page here
Laura Bardeau and her two young sons all have disabilities and are living on social assistance. After a long struggle with bed bugs, they had to get rid of all of their furniture
While the City has a Housing Stabilization Fund to help people in this
exact situation buy furniture, they are refusing to help this family. The City says that Laura’s “combined ODSP and Child Tax income is in excess and precludes eligibility for HSF.” The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty can’t understand how a person whose sole sources of income are ODSP and Child Tax Benefit has income “in excess.” In excess of what? People on disability social assistance (ODSP) live well below the poverty line and frequently struggle to meet their basic needs including food and shelter.
Currently Laura is sleeping with one son on a mattress on the floor (where they also eat their meals) and the other son is sleeping on a separate mattress on the floor but the City won’t help.
11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirits
Sunday, February 14
Toronto Police Headquarters (40 College Street)
This year, OCAP hit a rare milestone in anti-capitalist community organizing: we turned 25 years old!
This year, OCAP hit a rare milestone in anti-capitalist community organizing: we turned 25 years old! Over the years we have learned a lot about organizing and some of that has been compiled into an online course so we can share what we know with others.
Below is the interview Justin Podur did with course instructors John Clarke and A.J. Withers about the course which was published in The Bullet.