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Urgently Needed: Volunteer Hairstylists
A.S.A.P.: Summer Student Position with Oak Table
We are looking for a summer student to start a.s.a.p. Must be in University/College full-time and going back to school full-time in the fall. You must be under 30 years of age and be a Canadian citizen; permanent resident; and legally able to work in Canada.
Position includes developing, arranging and participating in summer activities for Oak Table guests; sorting and arranging for donations; developing connections in the community; picking up, sorting, and storing food; maintaining social media presence for Oak Table; developing resources.
Must be a self-starter; able to work independently and as part of a team; have access to and use of a car when required.
Send resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
How many times have you heard or even said that phrase? Usually it follows something a young person has done, said, or hasn't done that leads us to shake our ...
I’m on disability. My rent takes up most of my cheque. If I didn’t have Oak Table to come to during the week, I would lose my apartment. Eating here let’s me get an apartment where I feel safe and have my privacy. I don’t think I could live in a hotel or a rooming house. The food is good and everyone is nice here.
I depend on Oak Table to get my hair cut and for shampoo and razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes. I know I can get a clean pair of socks here when I need one, and even some underwear. These are things I can’t afford to buy and if I had to, I would need to do without food.
My life fell apart because of depression. I lost my job, my home and my family. Oak Table gave me a place to come and connect with others. After coming here for awhile I feel like I can begin to give back. I have things to offer and this is a safe place to slowly gain my confidence again.
I’m not just a number here. People know my name and are interested in me. I don’t need to get out as soon as I eat. I can stay and visit with my friends.
I was very lonely. I sat in my apartment all day with no one to talk to. My friend told me about Oak Table, and I’ve been coming here for seven years.
I’ve been coming to Oak Table since there were just a few people sitting around a table sharing a cup of coffee. It’s way bigger than that now, but it still has that same feeling. People are very nice here. Everyone is treated with respect.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday
1:30 to 3:30 pm
Augustine United Church side door
109 Pulford Street
As an expression of God’s love and concern for all people, we provide hospitality, pastoral care, support, health promotion and social development activities, referral and advocacy within a safe, respectful environment.
• To welcome with respect all those who enter;
• To maintain a safe and welcoming place;
• To offer coffee, a snack and conversation, and;
• To provide information about agencies where further help is provided.
• To offer health and wellness promotion activities and information;
• To provide skills development opportunities for community members;
• To build community capacity for self-advocacy and development through activities which promote self-esteem and self-reliance;
• To provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support to persons with mental health and addictions concerns;
• To strengthen and build on relationships with community groups and local businesses, and develop partnerships to address common community goals and concerns;
• To break down barriers of race, class, and culture, which divide people and lead to prejudice and discrimination; and
• To be attentive to persons with mental or physical illness, mental or physical challenges and addictions.