resources in Toronto

PRESS

Fuse Magazine: Art, Media, Politics
http://www.fusemagazine.ca

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30:1 Art, institutions and the precarity of social life
This issue was launched during an event on precarity in Toronto, organised by Precarity Canada, Fuse Magazine and the Toronto School of Creativity and Inquiry.

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30:2 The Politics of Equity
This Issue contains statements on precarity by many organisations that took part in the event on precarity in Toronto.

CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS

Toronto School of Creativity & Inquiry

TSCI designs education events inquiring into the new enclosures: enclosures on time, space, creativity, thought, ecology, love… We seek to understand how these enclosures work. But combating against cynicism, we also inquire into creative pathways within, against, and beyond the enclosures: pathways of thinking, collaboration, organization, experimentation…
http://tsci.ca/

ACTIVIST GROUPS

CAIA Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid was formed in January 2006 as part of a growing, global movement against Israeli apartheid.
http://caia.tyo.ca/

Canadian Autoworkers Union
The CAW is the largest private sector union in Canada. The CAW has on-going involvement in, and commitment to, many workplace, economic and social justice issues.
http://www.caw.ca/

CUPE 3903
Represents the contract faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants at York University, is a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE is made up of more than 2200 local branches of which 3903 is one. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
http://tao.ca/~cupe3903/web/

Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators, researchers, students and youth of colour) based in Toronto, Ontario, and now in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. J4MW strives to promote the rights of seasonal Caribbean and Mexican migrant workers that annually participate in the federal government’s Caribbean & Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (known as SAWP).
http://www.justicia4migrantworkers.org

No One Is Illegal Toronto
No One is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/

OCAP Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
This is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working people. In addition, we provide direct-action advocacy for individuals against eviction, termination of welfare benefits, and deportation. We believe in the power of people to organize themselves.
http://www.ocap.ca/

Prisoner Justice Action Commitee
The Prisoners Justice Action Committee believes that prisons do not make our communities safer or more secure. PJAC works to end incarceration and detention and to create healthy communities built on social justice.
http://www.pjac.org/

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre is a youth driven, non-for-profit organization located in the heart of Regent Park, Toronto. Regent Park Focus is motivated by the belief that community-based media can play a vital role in building and sustaining healthy communities and seeks to increase civic engagement and effect positive change through youth-led media productions.
http://www.catchdaflava.com/

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an exciting, dynamic community development project designed to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered youth in Toronto through the active involvement of youth and adult communities.
http://www.soytoronto.org/

Workers Action Centre
The Workers’ Action Centre is a worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment.
http://www.workersactioncentre.org/

LEGAL

Parkdale Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic located on Queen Street in the west end of Toronto. We provide free legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale and Swansea area.
http://www.parkdalelegal.org/

OTHER

Atkinson Foundation
Foundation promoting economic justice – Innovative projects that demonstrate how to improve the employability of the unemployed, test out new economic models, and support other research and educational activities which are intended to reduce poverty. In the categories of health, social welfare, economic justice and education the Foundation has given more than $55 million since its inception.
http://atkinsonfdn.on.ca/

RADIO

OCAP hosts two weekly radio shows. Downtown edition is every Friday night from 6:00-7:00pm on CKLN 88.1 FM hosted by Stef Gude with guests. Listen live at http://www.ckln.fm or visit http://www.radio4all.net (search OCAP radio) for archived shows. North edition is every Thursday afternoon from 12:00pm-1:00pm on CHRY 105.5 FM hosted by Jeff Shantz with support from Saira Chibber.

Resistance on the Sound Dial Host Syrus Ware
http://www.ciut.fm Alt. Fridays 1:00 – 2:00pm
email: resistanceonthesounddial@ciut.fm
News, arts, music, performance, resistance, education, dance, history and much more wrapped up in revolutionary vibes and music shared each week from.

ACTIONS

Raise the Rates (Welfare and ODSP) taking action to force the Liberal government in Ontario to issue a 40% increase to Welfare and Disability Rates.
http://ocap.ca/rtr/diet/clinics

The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell campaign is being organized by a coalition of groups based in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario, Canada). It was formally launched by No One Is Illegal Toronto in March 2004. It affirms that city services be accessible to all city residents, regardless of immigration status.
http://www.dadttoronto.org/

One response to “resources in Toronto

  1. Bob Hanke

    The Social Science of Precarity

    from Y-File, York University’s Daily Bulletin:

    York professor leads development of a new research tool

    A recent workshop based at York University involved an international who’s who of experts in the field of precarious employment. Led by Atkinson Professor Leah Vosko, Canada Research Chair for Feminist Political Economy, the “Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment: Developing Common Understandings Across Space, Scale, and Social Location” workshop brought together more than 40 researchers from around the world to discuss the increasingly unstable nature of employment and to develop a framework for a new research database on comparative perspectives on precarious employment.
    For complete story, click
    http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=9458

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