Community Action

The Community Action Program (CAP) is a program of The Stop Community Food Centre based in Toronto's Davenport West neighbourhood. The CAP 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.  

What We Do

Community Action Training

CAP Training is a 10- to 12-week course that helps members of the community learn about the root causes of poverty and inequality, and learn about ways to fight it. Topics covered include:

  • Housing Rights
  • Media Skills
  • Political Economy
  • And More...

Community Advocacy Office

The Community Advocacy Office is a peer-support project in which community members team up with their neighbours to fight for basic entitlements and defend their rights.

The Community Advocacy Office can provide information and referrals for:

  • Ontario Works & ODSP
  • Housing & Tenant Rights
  • Legal issues
  • Immigration & Settlement
  • And More...

The Community Advocacy Office is located in The Stop's Food Bank, at 1884 Davenport Rd.

The Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.

Advocacy services also take place at:

Bread & Bricks Davenport West Social Justice Group

Bread & Bricks is a local group that brings together community members and agency partners to take action on issues of poverty and other social, political, environmental, and economic injustices. Bread & Bricks builds the capacity of community members to become effective change-makers through individual coaching and group workshops on group facilitation, critical media skills, direct action, and public speaking.


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