This Crisis Demands Action

Worldwide, devastating floods, droughts, wildfires and increasingly intense storms show that the climate crisis is happening now. And it is not just happening in other parts of the world. We face hurricanes, “heat domes,” atmospheric rivers and wildfires here in Canada.

Yet, 26 annual international climate meetings (COPs) have failed to halt the rising carbon emissions driving the crisis. This year, at COP27, meetings are taking place in Egypt amid new reports warning that time is running out.

Climate activists from Egypt and other countries in Africa and the Arab World ( have called for a “COP27 Global Day of Climate Justice.” Demands include calls to release 60,000 political prisoners in Egyptian jails.

In solidarity here in Toronto, we’ll march to different key locations, stopping at each for a short speech, some interaction and an action call-out.

Facebook Event: At COP 27, The World Calls Out For Climate Justice

Come add your voice to the call for global climate justice!

What: At COP27, The World Calls Out For Climate Justice

Where: Starting point is Matt Cohen Park (SE corner of Spadina / Bloor)

When: November 12, meet at 1pm

Accessibility: Walking time is about 30 minutes with breaks in between. Note: As of yet, we’ve been unable to find any available ASL interpreters.

Demands (adapted for a Canadian context from the COP27Coalition):

*Canada Step up and do its Fair Share

*Uphold Global Solidarity and Human Rights

*Respect Indigenous Sovereignty

*Phase out Fossil Fuels with a Just Transition

*No False Solutions
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How to be a Hero for All our Children

This article was written by Lindsey Fielder Cook and was published by the Quaker United Nations Office on April 21, 2021.

How to be a Hero for All our Children: A People’s Climate Toolkit is a guide to personal and political climate action. Gathering climate science from the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), alongside suggested personal actions and questions for politicians, “How to be a Hero” is an accessible resource to share with local communities and as part of educational initiatives.

“How to be a Hero” is offered in two versions. The shorter A6 booklet is designed as a conversation starter or to put through doors, and features colourful graphics to engage new readers and visual learners. The A5 “extended version” offers a simpler layout and features further information and questions for politicians. Both publications offer full bibliographies that link readers to the relevant IPCC reports, offering easy and direct access to the climate science given to their governments.

The publications are accessible online and via a “print at home” version which can be used for campaigning and personal distribution. To request a physical copy of the publication, please follow this link.

You can print on your own below. They are available in English, French, and Spanish.