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Community Advocacy

The Community Advocacy Program at the CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre consists of the Community Action Training, the Peer Advocacy Office, and participating together in social justice activities.

Community AdvocacyCommunity Action Training

The Community Action Training supports Regent Park residents to become more effective advocates for themselves and for the community. Through workshops and discussions, participants identify root causes of poverty and inequality and gain valuable skills such as storytelling, conflict resolution, community safety, and information about community resources. They use these skills and information to seek change that makes their lives better.

Community Advocates

Successful graduates of the training are eligible to apply to become Community Advocates through our Advocacy Office and provide one-on-one peer assistance to community members who need support and information about a variety of issues such as income supports, housing, or legal services.

* Please note that Community Advocates are not lawyers and therefore are not qualified to give legal advice, but will be happy to connect you with the appropriate resources.

Community AdvocacyCommunity Advocacy Office Hours:

Mondays 11:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesdays 11:00am – 1:30pm
Thursdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ask an Advocate Table:

Mondays 11:30am – 1:30pm

Participating in Social Justice Activities

Participating together in social justice activities provides opportunities for neighbours to contribute to social change on issues that matter to them such as poverty reduction and affordable housing.

 

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For information about any of our Community Advocacy Programs, please contact:

Justine Barone
Community Advocacy Coordinator
416-363-4234 ext 230
justineb@tcrc.ca