At the backbone of all communities are their people.  When the people of a community see a consistent issue, often they must band together and strategize solutions.  This could mean demonstrations and protests, community discussions, advocacy, or even events and services.  As collective groups, they do not serve the mandates of an organization, business, or government, but rather a message to those institutions on what they feel is important.  Grassroots movements and groups provide a voice for neighbourhoods that amplifies their priorities. 

In Durham Region, the homeless and homeless serving community is supported by some of the most incredible people and grassroots initiatives in the world.  These groups represent individuals who perform their work merely for the reason that they want their community to improve, and they do not want people to suffer.  These movements represent the overwhelming strength and resilience of the people of Durham Region.

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Ajax Homelessness Task Force

The Ajax Homelessness Task Force is a group comprised of local stakeholders that meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to homelessness in the Ajax area and advocate for solutions. They are made of representatives from local Non-Profits, service agencies, places of worship, public officials, and community members who are interested in improving the Ajax community. To date, the Task Force has contributed to projects such as storage lockers for homeless individuals, out of the cold programs, and supporting local groups access funding. They have also established an active community of sharing on the local ‘Basecamp’ group, which helps direct donations and services to the appropriate location. To find out more about the Task Force or join the ‘Basecamp’ group, contact Nathan Gardner: ngardner@cdcd.org 905 686 2662 x119.

 

CBNH

CBNH is an organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in the downtown area of Oshawa.

CBNH exists to help and meet the human needs of those who are displaced, homeless and struggle with substance use, by providing access to services they require through support from our referral program.

In order to contribute to a healthy, safe, and vibrant downtown, Community Builders Network of Hope will be the conduit that will influence positive change by engaging community partners, advocates, and volunteers. Learn more CBNH.

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DIRE Oshawa

DIRE is a peer-based research and advocacy collective aimed at improving the living conditions of those in poverty. Contact: Dire.Oshawa@gmail.com

GAP Committee 

The Gap Committee builds community by bringing together the expertise of people with lived experience of homelessness, service providers, and other caring partners.

Together as equal partners, we work to fill the gaps in services and find shared solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Durham Region. Learn more about Gap Committee.https://gapcommittee.ca/about/.

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Ajax Homelessness Task Force

The Ajax Homelessness Task Force is a group comprised of local stakeholders that meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to homelessness in the Ajax area and advocate for solutions. They are made of representatives from local Non-Profits, service agencies, places of worship, public officials, and community members who are interested in improving the Ajax community. To date, the Task Force has contributed to projects such as storage lockers for homeless individuals, out of the cold programs, and supporting local groups access funding. They have also established an active community of sharing on the local ‘Basecamp’ group, which helps direct donations and services to the appropriate location. To find out more about the Task Force or join the ‘Basecamp’ group, contact Nathan Gardner: ngardner@cdcd.org 905 686 2662 x119.

 

Grass Roots

CBNH

CBNH is an organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in the downtown area of Oshawa.

CBNH exists to help and meet the human needs of those who are displaced, homeless and struggle with substance use, by providing access to services they require through support from our referral program.

In order to contribute to a healthy, safe, and vibrant downtown, Community Builders Network of Hope will be the conduit that will influence positive change by engaging community partners, advocates, and volunteers. Learn more CBNH.

Grass Roots

DIRE Oshawa

DIRE is a peer-based research and advocacy collective aimed at improving the living conditions of those in poverty. Contact: Dire.Oshawa@gmail.com

The Gap Committee Logo

GAP Committee 

The Gap Committee builds community by bringing together the expertise of people with lived experience of homelessness, service providers, and other caring partners.

Together as equal partners, we work to fill the gaps in services and find shared solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Durham Region. Learn more about Gap Committee.https://gapcommittee.ca/about/.

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