Pat Capponi’s introduction to Toronto was in 1978 as a psychiatric patient at St. Michael’s Hospital.
That was followed by a lengthy stay at a Parkdale boarding house as the native Montrealer battled poverty and mental illness for years.
She still fights those things but her campaign now is for others, as one of the Toronto region’s foremost advocates for those living with poverty, mental illness and disability.
On Tuesday, she is one of 10 leaders to be honoured for their work as part of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
The “Faces of CivicAction” are 10 volunteers who represent a cross-section of people working with the group that brings together community leaders to tackle the region’s social, economic and environmental problems.
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