Friday, September 28, 2007

Advocacy and Support

PCAP is not a charity or a political party. We don’t work for profit and we have no paid staff. PCAP is a direct action anti-poverty group made up of poor people and their allies. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves in struggle. PCAP mounts campaigns against regressive government policies that affect poor, homeless and working communities. We also provide free advocacy for individuals and families.

People call PCAP when they are under attack, whether it is by their landlord, their boss or the welfare office. We combine normal channels of advocacy with direct action to help individuals and families who are being wronged. We are able to help people claim what is rightfully theirs and get the benefits they are entitled to. People call us because they know that our tactics get results – we fight to win!

We can help with problems related to:

Ø Housing / Eviction / Homelessness
Ø Hydro and Heat Arrears and Cut-offs
Ø Ontario Works (OW)
Ø Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Ø Social Services and Agencies (food banks, shelters, etc.)
Ø Police Brutality, Harassment and Misconduct
Ø Panhandling rights, Safe Streets Act, Municipal tickets
Ø Other Cases of Poor-bashing

PCAP opposes all systems of violence and oppression that are connected to poverty and works in solidarity with other resistance movements fighting for justice and dignity.

Contact our office if you need advocacy or support. The PCAP office is open Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., and is located at Unit #17 - 393 Water St. We regret that our office is up a flight of stairs. You can also reach us by phone at (705)749-9694 or by email at

If there are important issues affecting you or your community, PCAP can help organize support and take action.

The office has many resources on housing issues, legal rights, welfare and disability.