Community Action Program

The Community Action Program empowers community members experiencing poverty and marginalization to challenge chronic income and food insecurity by facilitating stronger community support networks, raising political consciousness, and taking direct action.

Community Advocacy Office

The Community Advocacy Office is a peer-run project where members of our community provide information, referrals, and general assistance to fellow community members. All services are strictly confidential.

The Community Advocacy Office can help with:

  • Income Supports (OW & ODSP)
  • Housing
  • Legal Issues
  • Accessing Health Care
  • Immigration, Refugee & Settlement Services
  • Clothing, Furniture, etc.

Hours:
1884 Davenport; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, from 11AM to 3PM.

Wychwood Open Door (729 St. Clair Ave. W.); Wednesdays from 9AM to 2PM.

Contact Mark at 416-652-7867 ext. 235 or mark@thestop.org.

Community Action Training

Community Action Training is a two-part course, each part comprising six weekly sessions, focusing on both individual and systemic action. Community members discuss the root causes of poverty and inequality, and about ways to take action in response.

Contact Mark at 416-652-7867 ext. 235 or mark@thestop.org.

Partners & Campaigns

Bread & Bricks Davenport West Social Justice Group
Bread & Bricks began at The Stop and is now a community-led group that builds the capacity of community members to become effective change-makers, and takes action on issues of poverty and other social, political, environmental, and economic injustices. You can connect with Bread & Bricks through their member-led Facebook Page.

Put Food in the Budget
The Put Food in the Budget campaign began in January 2009 and is a provincial grassroots campaign working towards social justice for and with people living in poverty.

Do The Math
This 2010 campaign asked participants to compare their monthly budget to the real-life earnings of low-income people in Ontario. (Please note that the survey is not up-to-date, and that we are currently experiencing difficulty with the online forms.)