Community Advocacy

The Peer Advocacy Office is located downstairs, on the same floor as the Good Food Bank. The office is run by Peer Advocates who have successfully completed the Community Advocacy Training.

Advocates are available to offer resources, referrals, and support on a wide array of issues from replacing lost identification, to helping fill out paperwork, to conducting a housing search. The office is open to all community members and no appointment is needed.

For more information on the services the Community Advocacy Office offers please check out the Community Advocacy Office page, called Perth Advocates on Facebook.

To speak to an advocate please call 613-267-6428 ext. 29 or email advocacy@thetablecfc.org

Office hours are: Monday 2pm – 5pm, Tuesday 12pm – 3pm, Wednesday 4pm – 6pm, Thursday CLOSED, and Friday 2pm – 5pm

Advocacy Initiatives

The Peer Advocates at the Table will be participating in the 20000Homes campaign by interviewing people who are homeless or underhoused as part of a Canada wide initiative to adress homelessness across the country.  If you are or you know someone who doesn't have a home to call their own please let them know we would love to talk to them and offer them a gift card for their time.  If you have questions please call teh Advocacy office at 613-2676428 x29.

Come and learn about your rights as a low income consumer, and learn about the impacts privatization is likely to have on you. We will be discussing your rights as a utility consumer as well as hearing from the Citizens Coalition Against Privitization about how the selling of more parts of Ontario Hydro is likely to impact on us all. Lunch will be served as part of this workshop, and gift cards are available for participants. If you need transportation to the event please let us know in advance. TO REGISTER call the Advocates a 613-2678-6428 ext 29.

Mindfullness will be resuming indoors and in the lovely conference room at the CAS complex on Herriot St.  Please join us for these free, relaxed, mindfullness based meditation sessions.

Honour Your Word is an intimate  portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, an inspiring First Nation whose dignity and courage contrast sharply with the political injustice they face.  The title refers to their campaign  slogan demanding Canada and Quebec honour  a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991.  

Donations for the Barriere Lake people are appreciated and will be accepted, but they are not expected.

There is a full house at the Perth Civitan tonight, where all four candidates showed up and answered questions from all different directions, but with a strong focus on farming and food.  The standing room only crowd was very enthusiastic about accountable government and also was big on supporting local farmers, veterans, refuges, and First Nations students and communities.  We also heard individual candidates support the reopening of the prison farms, the creation of pharmacare, saving Canada Post, and addressing the threat of global warming.   A few people got a little hot under the collar and strayed from questions, but the moderator helped keep people on task, and all in all it was an informative and respectful evening where we all got a chance to see what the candidates and parties think, and how each candidate is able to think under pressure from constituents.

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