Pat Capponi


The War At Home
Penguin CAN/99


An Intimate Portrait of Canada’s Poor

Outspoken social activist Pat Capponi travels from coast to coast to investigate the lives and communities of this country’s poor and examine the changes that have beset the disadvantaged in this new era of reduced social programs and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” legislation.

Hard-hitting, gritty, but also hopeful, The War at Home examines the neglected margins of society and the human face of a changing Canada.

Pat Capponi is one of Canada’s most provocative social activists and best-selling author of Upstairs In the Crazy House and Dispatches from the Poverty Line. She has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the newly merged addiction and mental health center in Toronto.