One can always tell when seasons are beginning to change in a small non-profit. Fall has a different rhythm to it. Summer staff along with volunteers who are ...
Oak Table Art Volunteers showed me how I could express myself through art. I never saw myself as artist before coming here, but now I do. I couldn’t afford to buy the art supplies so it’s nice to have a place where I don’t have to worry about how I can afford it. The supplies are here for us to use.
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 am a big sports fan but can’t afford to get to the games. When I was given two tickets at Oak Table to go, I was able to take my daughter with me. It was a great day!
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 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’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.
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
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.