OCAP | Brief Feb 12 Budget Day Action Update
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty is a direct action anti-poverty organization that fights for more shelter beds, social housing, and a raise in social assistance rates.
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Brief Feb 12 Budget Day Action Update

For those that weren’t able to join us at the budget day action today, below is the coverage of it by a few different media outlets. Some pictures can be found here, here, and here.

CP 24 | Toronto Star | Toronto Sun | CBC | CTV

We were also joined today by Tara Hird, who is 35 weeks pregnant, and her partner Brian Wellet, both of whom are stuck living in the Better Living Centre, a respite site. They had been trying for weeks to get a shelter bed to no avail. As planned, following the action, a delegation from OCAP went with them to the Mayor’s office, and then to Metro Hall to demand they be immediately relocated. We won, and Tara and Brian are being moved to a family shelter today.

We plan on being present in council chambers for the final vote, expected to happen tomorrow, Tuesday. Feb 13. Join us. #FightToWin