Working for Change

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 416-504-1693
Toll Free Phone 1-866-504-1693
Fax 416-504-8063
Located In Community Toronto Downtown
Address & Map
1499 Queen St W, Ste 203
Toronto, ON M6R 1A3
Intersection Sorauren Ave - Queen St W
Contact Information
Primary Contact Joyce Brown, Executive Director; Phone: 416-504-1693 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Contact Michael Creek, Director of Strategic Initiatives; Phone: 416-504-1693 ext 228; Email:
Description & Services
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 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 
College Street Cafe 
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.
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates All Year
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
psychiatric consumer/survivors
Application Call or visit for Social Enterprises Job Applications
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Former Name Ontario Council of Alternative Business
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Disability Related Centre Based Employment
Resources Handbook "Working for a Change"; Booklet "Metamorphosis"