The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is a militant anti-poverty group that was founded in 1989. The group was set up to deal with issues relating to the poor that were not being addressed by the government. OCAP has gained a wide audience in Canada as a result of the tactics the group uses to achieve its objectives. The group’s tactics include squatting in derelict houses to apply pressure for them to be turned into social housing, marching through wealthy neighbourhoods and holding lively demonstrations. The group attempts to build the strength of the community by bringing groups of people together who have similar concerns that aren’t being addressed by welfare offices, immigration offices, or housing officials or landlords.
We will be learning from this very inspiring, militant and successful group so that we too can make concrete change for individuals and communities. Come along on:
Sunday 12th September, 6pm in The Crystal Palace (36 Jamaica Street)