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
Click here for audio from May 19th, 'Organizing and Disruption' with Chanteal-lee Winchester and John Clarke
July 21st - Colonialism
Speakers: Sigrid Kneve and Ruth Koleszar-Green
- What is colonialism?
- What is does colonialism look like in our neighbourhood?
- How can we decolonize?
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.