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Working for Change

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Record #: SHA0297 Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 10 Apr 2014
DescriptionWorking for Change (formerly called the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses) is an organization that advocates for meaningful employment opportunities for psychiatric consumer/survivors and emphasizes the importance of work in the lives of people who have been marginalized by poverty and mental health issues. 
Working for Change operates four Alternative businesses (businesses operated entirely by consumer/survivor employees): 
The Raging Spoon Catering Company 
Out of This World Cafe  
Parkdale Green Thumb Enterprises 
Grassroots Research 
Working for Change also houses "Voices from the Street", a speaker's bureau. Members of "Voices" provide public education on issues related to homelessness, mental health and poverty and seek to impact public policy in these areas.
Service Details
HoursOffice: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
DatesAll Year
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up 
psychiatric consumer/survivors
ApplicationJob Application
Address and Location
Address & Map
1499 Queen St W, Ste 203
Toronto, ON M6R 1A3
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IntersectionSorauren Ave - Queen St West
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone416-504-1693
Toll Free Phone1-866-504-1693
Primary ContactJoyce Brown, Executive Director; Phone: 416-504-1693 ext 222; Email:
Alternate ContactMichael Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives; Phone: 416-504-1693 ext 228; Email: