FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
STEELWORKERS HALL, 25 CECIL STREET.
6.00 to 8.00 Meal and family friendly celebration
8.00PM: Bar opens, Music and Entertainment: DJ’s AntiCapitalista,
Leila P, and more!
2012 has been a landmark year for OCAP’s work. We fought and prevented the definitive closing of the School House Shelter in the
down town east where we have been based for two decades and continue to fight for increased harm reduction, homeless services and housing.
The Raise the Rates Campaign for decent social assistance income has gone from strength to strength. As a result of a powerful and
determined mobilization across the province, the Ontario Liberal party was forced to restore $42 million in funding that it had intended to cut as part of the elimination of Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB). And we aren’t slowing down anytime soon! This partial but significant victory has shown us what communities can achieve and it will propel us forward as we continue the fight to fully restore the CSUMB and Raise the Rates by 55%.
A truly Province wide challenge to poverty is emerging that will be
part of a common front of unions and communities resisting austerity
together. This will move to a new level on January 26th when OCAP
rallies poor and homeless people to join the mobilization against the
Liberal Leadership Convention. To make all this work happen we need
the involvement and support of everyone that can – including financial support.
Come out on the 18th to help us celebrate the past year and prepare
for the year ahead!
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty