Community Advocacy Office

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COVID19 Update:

Please note that currently the Community Advocacy Office is operating remotely. Please call (613-267-6428 ext 29) or email (advocacy@thetablecfc.org) and a Community Navigator will return your call during our regular office hours.

 

The Community Advocacy Office is located downstairs at The Table on the same floor as the Good Food Bank. The office is run by community members with lived experience of living on low-incomes and navigating government programs and other resources in our local area.

Community Navigators are available to offer resources, referrals, and support on a wide array of issues from applying for help with utility bills, to replacing lost identification, to helping fill out paperwork, to conducting a housing search, to discussing your options in a difficult situation. The office is open to all community members and no appointment is needed.

In some cases, your interaction with us may be like asking for directions, and just need to be pointed in the right direction. In other cases, it may be more like visiting an information centre when arriving at a new place, where you have some understanding of what your needs are, but may need some more detailed conversations and perhaps a map or two to figure out where you need to go. 

In other cases, you may be dealing with a more complex situation, or be stuck waiting for the help you need from more formal organizations, and you may find us helpful as companions on your journey to help read the map, check in regularly, and maybe make some calls on your behalf while you focus on the road ahead. 

No matter what, you are the one in the “driver’s seat”. We are here to help you get where you’re going.

Monday, 2 - 5pm; Tuesday, 12 - 3:30pm; Wednesday, 3:30 - 6pm; Friday, 2 - 5pm

613-267-6428 x29, advocacy@thetablecfc.org 

Advocacy Initiatives

 

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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