The Community Action Training (CAT) program is designed to help community members develop the skills they need to stand up for their rights and take leadership on issues important to them.
Take part with a group of your peers 1 day a week for 8 weeks of learning from experts in their fields on topics around advocacy and how to become a leader in our community.
Who is this for?
Priority will be given to those who have lived experience of poverty, injustice of inequality. However, anyone in our community can request to take the training.
How will this help me in the real world?
Navigating our local resources and social systems is complicated. The goal of this program is to empower you to bring positive change to your neighbourhood.
After you complete the 8 weeks you can choose to go on to do 2 additional days of training for more in depth learning on how to become an Office Advocate at Central Station.
What do office advocates do?
Our advocacy office allows community members to use their newly learned skills to help others that come to Central Station looking for assistance. Advocates listen and support their peers in accessing resources and getting help with what they need.
Advocates can help with:
- Housing support
- Income assistance
- Low-income supports
- Community resources
- Addiction services
- Physical and Mental Health Services