by Sharon Simpson
Sharon Simpson is Special Projects Coordinator for Labour Community Services, and community co-leader of the APCOL project.
Learning Changes, Vol. 1 No. 1 Fall 2009
What is APCOL?
Newsletters have long been used as a grassroots tool for information sharing and knowledge brokering. In keeping with that tradition, we in the APCOL project have chosen to incorporate a newsletter as a means of knowledge mobilization and communication. We want to disseminate the what, why, when, who, and how of this action research project. So here goes...
Learning Changes, Vol. 1 No. 2 Spring 2010
The 4 Es
Along with supporting grassroots community organizing, using popular education and implementing low-cost dissemination tools to share what is learned, the APCOL project intends to capture and share information about how community members and groups become engaged in and stay engaged in work that addresses poverty.
Learning Changes, Vol. 2 No. 1 Autumn 2010
Malvern's Action for Neighborhood Change
Located in Scarborough, the neighbourhood of Malvern is home to one of 13 Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) initiatives being supported by United Way Toronto. Malvern has a geographical boundary of Highway 401 to the south, Finch Avenue to the north, Markham Road to the west and Morningside Avenue to the east.
Learning Changes, Vol. 2 No. 2 Spring 2011
Good Jobs For All
The Anti- Poverty Community Organizing and Learning (APCOL) project is now in its third year. As always this page of the newsletter is intended to offer you a brief insight into some of the other anti-poverty work taking place in and around the city. In the past three issues the focus has been on local neighbourhood based organizing activities. This time the aim is to offer you some information on a city-wide effort.
Occupy, Organize, Learn and Change
Inspired by the occupation of Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Vancouver-based Adbusters called for the occupation of Wall Street in New York City. The call was answered by many and prompted occupations in cities across the globe. Initially the occupation of Wall Street did not garner much attention from traditional media. When they did provide coverage, often their coverage referred to the Occupy Movement as one that lacked clear messaging, leadership and coordination.