For over ten years, The Stop’s Community Action Program has worked alongside people experiencing poverty and marginalization to challenge chronic income and food insecurity by building stronger community support networks, raising political consciousness, and taking direct action.
Here’s where we share the latest writing, research, and resources from The Stop’s Community Advocates.
Community Advocacy Program:
More than a celebration of accomplishments, this peer-researched report critically examines some of the Community Advocacy program’s shortcomings and charts a bold course for the future.
An in-depth report from Economic Justice Advocate Karlene Ruddock explores how COVID-19 is far from an equalizer.
A Stop Advocate profiles the team behind the Dinner with Dignity program at Roncesvalles United Church, and shares what needs to change for us to truly eradicate poverty in our society.
David Baptiste has been a valuable member of The Stop’s community since 2013. He’s worn many hats over the years: Advocate, Mentor, Friday bingo caller—and most recently—Peer Researcher.
In this interview, done by EJA Jocelyn Addai, we hear from a community member who has been active in anti-poverty organizing for years about their experiences during the pandemic.
A first-person perspective from one of our Economic Justice Advocates on what it takes to survive a pandemic.
When COVID-19 broke we had to close the Advocacy office, but we’ve kept supporting peers in innovative ways that maintain public safety.
Our new program works with people who have lived experience of poverty to ease their personal financial stresses, identify systemic causes, and advocate for broader change.
Get food, get cool, get wi-fi, and get relief in the neighbourhood.
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