Many of us fire up the BBQ when we get home from work. For a few months of the year we plan many of our meals around food we can successfully grill. It used to be ...
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.
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 don’t have a phone, so this is the place I come to make my phone calls. An Oak Table volunteer taught me to use the computer. Now I can keep in contact with my brother who lives in Alberta. Before that, he had no way of getting in touch with me.
I talk to my friends here and I work on my art every Wednesday at the Art
Program. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have the Oak Table to go to.
I’m grateful Oak Table is here for me.
I come to Oak Table because people know my name. I can talk to them,
and I feel safe here. The food is good and the volunteers are kind and
smile and make me feel welcome.
Hours of Operation
Lunch Served Monday to Thursday
12:30 to 2:15 pm
2:15 to 3:00 pm
109 Pulford Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - LUMOSITY (a computer based program to increase memory, reaction time, decision making.
Wednesdays: ART DAY
Thursday - Cree Elder available
Oak Table exists to work with participants without exclusion or prejudice to empower them to live safer, healthier lifestyles. Oak Table meets this by providing a safe place of Compassion and Hope, and resources to help address the financial, emotional, mental, physical or spiritual needs of low-income people living in Winnipeg.
• 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.