Social Justice Drop in Club

The months of January through March have C.A.N. in the final quarter of our Housing Outreach Campaign Phase I. We are busy looking at the data,  planning the final forum and report, reaching out to landlords, and doing follow up meetings with people we talked to in communities around Lanark County.  This means we will not be having our regular weekly drop in meetings, as we wil be focusing on these more campaign oriented tasks

If you are interested in the drop in group, please phone Beth at 613-264-6428 x4 to find out what days meetings are scheduled.

The Social Justice Club, aka C.A.N. (Community Action Network) has meetings  Wednesday mornings from 10:00- 12:00 at the Table CFC. Participants meet to take action in their communities and to discuss current events, local issues and how to create the changes they want to make happen in their lives. Come for the meeting and stay to join us for lunch at noon. This club is geared to lower income community members and their allies in the struggle to erradicate poverty in our land of plenty and inequity.

The Table CFC - Social Justice

Social Justice Initiatives

Bring your old but still good, or your outgrown winter clothing and gear (boots, hats, skates) to a free clothing swap.

This time we will have a double feature for twice the viewing and thinking fun.

The group is very busy with many things  and the regular members are all busy with other things this week(domestic violence training, refugee outreach, orphaned children fundraising...), so we are cancelling the Oct. 21st meeting due to small numbers.  Hope to see you on the 28th.

Community Action Training brings together lower income community members and allies with lived experience to take action on issues of poverty and other social, political, environmental and economic injustices. It builds the capacity of community members to become effective change-makers through individual coaching and group workshops.

Learn to navigate the system and to advocate for yourself and others. This 12 week workshop will provide you with the tools to build confidence and community. Topics covered include:

  • Community Resources
  • Advocacy for Everyone
  • Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Justice in our Communities
  • Self-care

This group is open to lower income community members only. Participants will a receive gift card for groceries for each session they attend. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to become Peer Advocates in the Community Advocacy Office.

For more information or to register please contact Beth Schilling at 613- 267-6428 ext. 4 or emailbeth@thetablecfc.org

Please join us on October 5th to remember and honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.  Lynn Gehl will be speaking to the issues of Indigenous women as she perceives and experiences them from her positons as an Ottawa River Valley Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe woman, historian and scholar.  We will be gather in the garden behind the Table at 6pm after the Monday meal for a  memorial vigil and honouring gathering.

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