Friday, May 24th, 2013
Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas Street East
5:30pm - Community Meal & Music
6:00pm Rally 6:30pm March
In Toronto's Downtown East community we have been faced with recent alarming incidents of violence against women including attacks on the streets and in apartment complexes. Women's homeless shelters in the City of Toronto continue to operate o n average at 99% capacity - forcing homeless women in to unsafe conditions without a roof over their head. Emergency anti-violence against women's shelters also remain packed. Women who have experienced violence in their TCH buildings have been denied transfers and the waiting list for Toronto Community Housing as a whole is 10 years long. Under all three levels of government women's services have been cut and under-funded. This cannot continue! Together we are demanding the things we need in order to be safe - the very basic needs - shelter, housing, enough income and support AND an end to all violence against women.
Join us May 24th as we come together to reclaim the streets of our community and fight for what we need!
Meal and Planning Meeting
Friday, February 15th
Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Sq (near Queen/Bay)
There have been 2 homeless deaths in the past few weeks in Toronto making 36 deaths in one year alone. The city and the Province have cut funding to shelters, housing and homeless prevention services even though the reality is that shelters are full and cuts are costing lives.
We have taken this issue again and again to the City of Toronto's Shelter Support and Housing Administration including demands signed by over 1000 people (see previous story: http://ocap.ca/node/1053)
- and yet they refuse to take action. We can not sit by while more people die. Let's talk about taking and setting up an emergency shelter. If they won't open shelter beds - we will. Direct action is required. Please come out on Friday, February 15th to talk together about how we can do this.
January 26- Banner-drop off abandoned property in the Toronto Downtown East, along the route to Allan Gardens
As social cutbacks and other attacks hit our communities, OCAP recognizes that we need to increase the scale and intensity of our resistance. Towards this end, we are now offering a four session course for those interested in organizing with OCAP.
DATES: 4 consecutive Saturdays – October 13th, 20th, 27th, and November 3rd
TIME: 2-5pm, followed by a meal each week.
Childcare and transportation costs will be provided and the location will be wheelchair accessible. An exciting four week children’s program is in the works!
This course is for people who want to fight back. Those who participate will be presented with ideas and methods that OCAP has developed over more than twenty years of organizing in poor communities. We intend the sessions to be lively, engaging and informative. The opinions and proposals of those who attend will be vital to their success.
**JOIN OCAP and the DOWNTOWN EAST COMMITTEE
Meeting @ 4:30pm at Moss Park (Queen and Sherbourne)
-Tokens provided if needed
-Marching together to City Hall
On January 17th-19th, City Council will vote on the 2012 budget. Ford
and his buddies want to cut nearly $90 million in services, even though the city has a surplus of at least $140 million. They plan to slash services, hike fares and user fees, and lockout or layoff workers when there is actually enough money to improve life in this city.