11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirits

11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans and Two-Spirits
Sunday, February 14
12:30-1:30
Toronto Police Headquarters (40 College Street)

MARCH ON CITY HALL! OPEN NEW EMERGENCY SHELTERS NOW! Wednesday, February 17, 11AM, Queen & Sherbourne


Image description: A black and white depiction of a bus shelter. On the side is written "City of Toronto Official Bus Shelter". The word bus is crossed out and replaced with the word 'homeless'. A picture of John Tory with his fingers making a V-sign is below the writing, next to the words "Brought to you by Mayor John Tory"

TORONTO'S HOMELESS SHELTERS ARE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS

March on City Hall

Wednesday, February 17
Assemble: Queen and Sherbourne, 11.00 AM
Soup Provided

Talking About Social Justice: OCAP Speaking Series


3rd Thursday of every month (starting Jan. 21)
6:00PM
St. Luke's Church
353 Sherbourne Street

Free Event with: Snacks, Childcare, Wheelchair Access, Tokens

Starting January 21st, join OCAP for a new, free speaking series on a bunch of topics central to organizing around poor people's issues! A new topic will be presented every month and all events are open to the public. Come on out, invite your friends and please share widely!

Click here to download the flyer

Click here to download the poster

January 21st - Welfare and ODSP
Speakers: AJ Withers and John Clarke
- Why is social assistance designed the way it is?
- Why do we need to raise the rates?
- How can you get everything you can out of OW and ODSP?

OCAP Launches Online Community Organizing Course: Community Resistance to the War on the Poor

This year, OCAP hit a rare milestone in anti-capitalist community organizing: we turned 25 years old!

OCAP Launches Online Community Organizing Course: Community Resistance to the War on the Poor

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.

FAQ:

  • How long is it? 8 weeks
  • When is it? It begins the week of January 1-7. It is self guided so you can do it on your own schedule for each week
  • How much time a week will it take? This will vary depending on the week but each week has about a 10 minute video by John and A.J. about the week. Each week also has course materials. These usually take the form of relatively accessible readings but also may be additional videos, audio recordings and comics. You can also participate in the discussion boards with other students and the instructors if you want. So, it depends on how much discussion you want to participate in and how long it takes you to read the articles. We’d guess that you should plan for 2-3 hours a week. There won’t be assignments beyond going over the materials.
  • How much is it? Sliding scale - $25/50
  • What do I need for it? All of the readings and video connections are online so the only thing you need is access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • How do I sign up? Click here.

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.