Working for Change

Description (Service) 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 mental health/addictions challenges, poverty, homelessness, violence and refugee/new comer 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
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Those with mental health/addiction challenges, poverty, homelessness, violence and refugee/new comer issues
Application Call or visit for Social Enterprises Job Applications
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
1499 Queen St W, Ste 203
Toronto, ON M6R 1A3
Intersection Sorauren Ave and Queen St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-504-1693
Toll Free Phone 1-866-504-1693
Fax 416-504-8063
Primary Contact Joyce Brown, Executive Director; Phone: ext 222; Email:
Alternate Contact Michael Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives; Phone: ext 228; Email: