Speakers Series: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble

Housing BubbleThursday, April 20 | 6pm | CRC (40 Oak Street) | Facebook Event
[Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens]

Join us for our monthly speakers series focusing on topics central to poor people’s issues and organizing. A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public. Come on out, invite your friends and please share widely!

April’s topic is: The Trouble with the Housing Bubble

– What are the reasons behind the current housing crisis?

– How are people fighting evictions and exploitative landlords?

– What are our rights as tenants?

Join us for a conversation over good food as we strategize around these and other questions to build the fight for public and affordable housing.

Speakers to be announced very soon.

Come for the meal at 6pm and stay for what promises to be a a very informative and engaging session!

Speakers Series: Fighting Back in the Age of Trump

trump-protestThursday, March 16 | 6pm | CRC (40 Oak Street) | Facebook Event
[Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens]

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Join us for our monthly speakers series focusing on topics central to poor people’s issues and organizing. A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public. Come on out, invite your friends and please share widely!

This month’s topic is: Fighting Back in the Age of Trump
– What does the Trump victory mean for poor people’s struggles here?
– How can he be defeated?
– If Trump is our enemy, is Trudeau our friend?

Join us for a conversation over good food as we strategize around these and other questions to build a movement of capable of stifling the rise of Trump and all that his ilk stand for.

Speakers: Zabia Afzal & John Clarke

Zabia is community organizer in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood and PhD student at York University.

John is organizer at the OCAP.

Come for the meal at 6pm and stay for what promises to be a a very informative and engaging session!

Speakers Series: Bursting at the Seams: Film Screening & Talk

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Thursday, February 16 | 6pm | CRC (40 Oak Street) | Facebook Event
Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens
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Join us for our monthly speakers series focusing on topics central to poor people’s issues and organizing. A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public. Come on out, invite your friends and please share widely!

This month’s topic is: Bursting at the Seams

Bursting at the Seams is the title of a 20-minute film on the crisis of brutal overcrowding in Toronto’s homeless shelters. We premiered the movie outside Mayor John Tory’s luxury condominium in November. Mayor Tory is now proposing a further cut to shelters and housing, which will have serious consequences. The cuts can be reversed and we can fight Tory’s austerity agenda.

Come join us, watch the movie, learn about the problems with the City’s so-called “Housing-First” policies that are, counter-intuitively, fueling the crisis, and hear updates on the fight to win desperately needed shelter and housing for everyone.

Speakers: Beric German and Yogi Acharya

Beric German is a long-time anti-poverty activist, a member of OCAP and, previously, the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee.

Yogi Acharya is an organizer with OCAP.

Come for the meal at 6pm and stay for what promises to be a a very informative and engaging session!

This Thursday – OCAP Speaking Series #10: Out in the Cold

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Audio from event now uploaded, click here to listen! http://chirb.it/8LazKr


Free Event with a meal, childcare, wheelchair access and tokens

CRC at 40 Oaks

40 Oak Street, Toronto, Ontario M5A2C6

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Join us for our monthly free speaking series on topics central to organizing around poor people’s issues! A new topic is presented every month and all events are open to the public.


Come on out, invite your friends and please share widely!

This month’s topic is: Out in the Cold: The Crisis in Toronto’s Shelter System

As the dangerous level of overcrowding in Toronto’s homeless shelters worsens, the City is moving in to close one of the largest shelters in the downtown in an effort to clear the area for upscale redevelopment. What happens next depends on us.

Join us to find out!

Speaker: Cathy Crowe, Street Nurse & long-time organizer around issues of homelessness, along with an OCAP Member

Come for the meal at 6pm and stay for what promises to be a a very informative and engaging session!