Community Advocacy

The Peer Advocacy Office is located downstairs, on the same floor as the Good Food Bank. The office is run by Peer Advocates who have successfully completed the Community Advocacy Training.

Advocates are available to offer resources, referrals, and support on a wide array of issues from replacing lost identification, to helping fill out paperwork, to conducting a housing search. The office is open to all community members and no appointment is needed.

For more information on the services the Community Advocacy Office offers please check out the Community Advocacy Office page, called Perth Advocates on Facebook.

To speak to an advocate please call 613-267-6428 ext. 29 or email advocacy@thetablecfc.org

Office hours are: Monday 2pm – 5pm, Tuesday 12pm – 3pm, Wednesday 4pm – 6pm, Thursday CLOSED, and Friday 2pm – 5pm

Advocacy Initiatives

In order to repair damage from a recent flood in our lower floor, The Table's Good Food Bank will be closed temporarily from January 30 to February 10th.

While the food bank is closed we will take orders for pre-packed food boxes that can be picked up upstairs at The Table.

To request an order please call 613-267-6428 x 2 and leave your full name, a phone number and the number of people in your household. You will receive a phone call to confirm your order and to let you know when it will be ready.

Pick up times will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm to 5pm.

During these two weeks, The Table's Advocacy Office will be open Monday 2pm to 5pm, Wednesday 3pm to 6pm and Friday 2pm to 5pm. The Advocates will operate out of another office on site on the upper floor.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause but it is unavoidable in order for us to repair the damage done to our walls and floor by the flood (see photo below).

 

Have you borrowed money?

Are you in arrears & stressing over debt?

Are debt collection agencies harassing you?

Have a contract you don’t understand and/or can’t afford?

Come and learn about consumer protection rules and regulations around Payday loans, door to door scams, paying utility bills and cellphone contracts- With info from Linda Tranter from the Legal Clinic.

LUNCH and Gift Cards Provided for participants.

Please preregister with teh Advocates at 613-267-6428 x29.

 

Heritage Bikes and Rentals and The Table to offer Back to School Bike Check-Ups

Perth’s Heritage Bikes and Rentals, and The Table Community Food Centre are teaming up to offer back to school bike check ups. Though timed for students who may need their bike to get to school, everyone is welcome to bring their bike to The Table on September 9th for an assessment of any maintenance issues. Basic repairs that can be made onsite will also be done – all free of charge. The check-ups will be offered from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Look for the tent on the front lawn of The Table at 190 Gore St. E.

Cycling is an affordable and healthy way to get around town and The Table wants to promote safe cycling for everyone in the community. A key part of safe cycling is having a bike that is in good working order. Heritage Bikes is bringing their expertise and tools to the check-ups.  The small local business is a relative new comer to Perth and is celebrating a successful first season offering bike rentals and guided cycling excursions in the area. 

Come join us for a meal and then to discuss if technology and smart  distribution processes can provide the answer to a more sustainable and transparent food cycle?

 

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