EMERGENCY IN ONTARIO:
Join the May 14th Rally for Climate, Communities and Nature!
Ontario’s environment is under threat.
Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, protections for nature are being dismantled, and mega projects are encroaching on communities.
This spring we have a chance to choose another path - one that prioritizes people and the planet.
In the lead up to the provincial election, show your support for a flourishing, low-carbon Ontario that offers good green jobs, prioritizes our collective health, and respects Indigenous rights.
Let’s come together and make it clear that we want a government that will take immediate action to bring down emissions, protect biodiversity, and build sustainable communities.
Public demonstration calling for a government that will act on climate change, build sustainable communities, and protect nature. This is a family-friendly event.
Saturday, May 14th 2022, from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Queen's Park, south of Legislative Assembly of Ontario
- Danny Beaton, Turtle Clan Mohawk of Grand River Six Nations Territory
- Nigel Barriffe, Urban Alliance on Race Relations
- Hannah Conover-Arthurs, Chef, Urban Farmer and Climate Activist in Toronto
Speakers (so far):
- Crystal Sinclair, Idle No More Toronto
- Andria Babbington, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
- Keith Brooks, Environmental Defence
- Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
- Randy Haluza-DeLay, KAIROS
- Mili Roy, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Ontario
- Moskitto Bar
- Ron Hawkins
- Charles Spearin
- Solar Singers
- Cassie Norton
- Spirit Wind Women's Hand Drum Group
ASL interpreting services will be available
An accessible van will be available for those who have difficulty marching
A kids' area will be organized with arts & crafts and space for strollers
Please bring signs!
This is a zero-waste event. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottles.
If you would like to help promote the rally by postering or flyering in your neighbourhood, please contact Brian Champ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) - Ontario
David Suzuki Foundation
For Our Kids Toronto
Music Declares Emergency Canada
Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign
Ontario Public Service Employees Union - Greater Toronto Area Council
Seniors For Climate Action Now!
Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition
Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council
Youth Climate Save
Toronto Climate Action Network
Climate Action for Lifelong Learners (CALL)
Stop Sprawl Halton
Spring Magazine/Spring Socialist Network
Halton Hills Climate Action
Noor Cultural Centre
Africa Climate Action Initiative