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for access to good, healthy food for everyone in our community

EDUCATION and ENGAGEMENT

Education and engagement programs support people to get involved in the issues that matter to them, and equip them with the tools they need to take action. They support people to build skills they need to become advocates for themselves and for their communities, and foreground opportunities for them to lead in the push for social change.

PEER ADVOCACY OFFICE

Mondays
3:30pm – 6pm
Wednesdays
11am – 1pm
Fridays
10am – 1pm

Through this program, people can access the support, resources, and referrals they need to overcome challenges they’re facing in their lives. Trained peer advocates with lived experience of poverty themselves, provide support on topics such as affordable housing and social assistance in ways that are respectful and relevant to community members.

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COMMUNITY ACTION TRAINING

Next Session JANUARY 2020

This is 12-week program designed to help people develop the skills they need to stand up for their rights and take leadership on issues important to them. The program’s curriculum covers topics ranging from conflict resolution to understanding social movements to the social determinants of health.

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EPIC SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP

Tuesdays
2pm – 4:30pm

EPIC (Empowering People in Communities), our social justice group, provides opportunities for people to come together in a supportive space to discuss and learn about social issues in our community, as well as identify ways to take action on them. EPIC members play a key role in organizing and implementing public awareness campaigns.

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“There’s so much I’ve learned from different programs. Doing something different. Trying foods I’d never tried because I didn’t know how to cook them or what they tasted like.”

A Community Member • The Local CFC, Stratford