What can you do against poverty in your community?

Bonnie Briggs (s248_1132@hotmail.com)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 13:53:53 PST

Bonnie Briggs
  What can you do against poverty in your community? Here is what 
OCAP(Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) is doing in Toronto. anyone 
doing anything similar?
 OCAP is having our Welfare Action Day tomorrow. On Tuesday, Feb17/98 at 
10:00 am, OCAP is meeting at All Saints' church at Dundas and Sherbourne 
for Welfare Action Day. OCAP is providing a free meal and bus tokens. 
OCAP is asking people who are having trouble with Welfare or who are 
being hassled by their workers to join with OCAP on this day. OCAP will 
be hitting several welfare offices at the same time to make sure people 
get what is owed to them. OCAP, up to now. has been handling cases 
seperately, but tomorrow, we will deal with several cases at once. Our 
aim is to make life and work difficult for Welfare workers and to make 
sure people are treated fairly. 
  Then, from 6:00-8:00 pm on the same day, OCAP is having a forum on 
Immigration policies. This will be held at the Regent Park Community 
Centre at 203 Sackville Green.  We will be discussing Canada's 
Immigration Policy and how to help immigrants and refugees to Canada. 
So, tomorrow is a full day with OCAP. I may not make it to the computer 
room tomorrow. 
  So, that's it for now. OCAP is involved in several other actions too, 
but that's all I can remember for now. The trial date for those OCAP 
members charged in the takover of 88-90 Carlton is March 4,5, & 6. We 
are planning to take over the court room and bring in our own witnesses. 
Stay tuned for updates.
  BTW, my book of poetry is almost ready to go to the publishers. I just 
have to make a few more minor refinements to it. If you want to see the 
poems that are in the book, just go to 
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/1509. The name of my book is Poems 
>From Street Level. Gotta go. Talk to you later.






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