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

In recognition of Black History Month, The Table's Dinner and a Movie night in February will feature two films. Join us for the Community Meal between 4:30 and 6:00 with the movie starting at 6:30.

Remember Africville 

This short film depicts Africville, a small black settlement that lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration. More than 20 years later, the site of the community of Africville is a stark, under-utilized park. Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.

Speak It!

In their predominantly white high school in Halifax, a group of black students face daily reminders of racism, ranging from abuse (racist graffiti on washroom walls), to exclusion (the omission of black history from textbooks). They work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs. With help from mentors, they discover the richness of their heritage and learn some of the ways they can begin to effect change.

On January 18th come join Bonita Ford to learn how to use collaborative communication to:  

·      talk through those tough conversations that you need to have

·      focus on solutions to the real needs and issues in disagreements

·      stay open to listening when emotions are making it easier to get lost in misunderstandings

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.

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