Ecological Justice

Join the Global Climate Strike online

March 31, 2020

This Friday, April 3, the Global Climate Strike is going virtual!  At 12 pm (EDT), Fridays for Future Toronto will host a 2-hour online rally with performers, speakers and opportunities for group action. The rally will be livestreamed on Facebook and other social media platforms. Tune in…

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No new money for oil and gas companies—give it to workers

March 24, 2020

A large collection of health, faith, environmental, labour and social justice groups, including KAIROS Canada, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet asking that in the federal bailout to the oil and gas industry, expected later this week,…

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World Water Day 2020: Taking a watershed approach to climate change

March 20, 2020

“Your watershed is your lifeboat.” In this time of climate emergency, these words by permaculturist Brock Dolman are particularly revealing.  The theme of this year’s World Water Day explores how climate change and water are inextricably linked. The impacts of climate change such…

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Trailblazer: Autumn Peltier, Indigenous water protector

March 19, 2020

UN Address: Inspiring 13-year-old Water Advocate“I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: we can’t eat money or drink oil.” Autumn Peltier On World Water Day 2018, Autumn Peltier, a young water advocate from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin…

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Children’s Reflection for World Water Day (March 22)

March 18, 2020

This World Water Day (March 22) share the story of late Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and her powerful message to protect water with the children in your community.  Just in time for World Water Day, KAIROS has released a Children’s Reflection…

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Supporting women’s organizations & movements – a strategic approach to climate action

February 28, 2020

“Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. They have to be part of the solution.” A strategic approach to climate actionDownload This report was created by the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) and Equality Fund. .

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MERE Hub Wants YOU

February 6, 2020

KAIROS is developing the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub), a digital platform on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. MERE Hub is being created for and in consultation with women land defenders from across the globe who are mobilizing around large-scale resource…

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MERE Hub: Interview on FemRadio with Gabriela Jimenez and Magdalena Ugarte

January 22, 2020

In this week’s feature story at FemRadio, hear Sofia’s exclusive interview with Gabriela Jimenez and Magdalena Ugarte, all about MERE Hub, a new resource for women land defenders around the world.

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Report from COP25

December 18, 2019

Delegates representing almost 200 nations returned to their countries of origin empty handed on key mandates despite participating in the longest ever UN climate change conference, which wrapped up in Madrid on December 15. The United Nations Framework Convention on…

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Acerca de la X asamblea de la red latinoamericana de mujeres defensoras de derechos sociales y ambientales

November 29, 2019

(translation in English below) Guatemala fue sede de la X Asamblea de la Red Latinoamericana de Mujeres Defensoras de Derechos Sociales y Ambientales (13 al 17 de noviembre de 2019) de en la que participaron mujeres y organizaciones de mujeres…

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In solidarity with the all eyes on Nestle campaign to ensure access to water

October 31, 2019

KAIROS stands in solidarity with the Wellington Water Watchers who are fighting to protect water as a human right with the All Eyes on Nestle Campaign. We encourage you to write a letter to the Minister of the Environment or…

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Priorities for Canada’s 43rd Parliament

October 25, 2019

Canadians have elected a minority government. Collaboration is critical for the survival of Canada’s 43rd Parliament and is urgently needed to appropriately address mounting and systemic issues. Indigenous rights and wellbeing, the climate crisis, migrant justice, and support and protection…

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Acción Ecológica’s releases analysis of October 2019 mobilizations

October 24, 2019

Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador has released their analysis of the mobilizations that occurred earlier this month and the events that led to these. In it, Acción Ecológica celebrates the organizing efforts and achievements of the Ecuadorian people,…

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Acción Ecológica releases a statement on the government of Ecuador’s recent repression

October 8, 2019

“With the rise in fuel prices – and travel fares – the government forgives the environmental crimes of the true pollutants and puts the responsibility of climate change on the people.” Acción Ecológica, KAIROS partner organization in Ecuador, has released…

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Global Climate Strike

September 30, 2019

As part of the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 27, millions of people hit the streets around the world and across Canada to demand radical responses to the climate emergency. The strikes were wildly successful and brought together an…

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Climate Action Month Day 30: Revisiting e-activism

September 30, 2019

The growth in digital activism, or e-activism, is largely due to having several people on various social media channels at the same time. Digital activism is an effective way to create movements like #FridaysForFuture, a digitally present idea that penetrated…

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Exploring digital activism: Learnings from climate action month

September 30, 2019

Today is the last day of Climate Action Month and as we wrap up the content, I am reminded of the day I first sat down to brainstorm with the rest of the team. The KAIROS Climate Action Month digital…

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Climate Action Month Day 29: All candidates meeting

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Engaging with elected officials

September 29, 2019

The climate crisis requires each of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As important as these actions are, there is only so much individuals can do. Powerful change occurs when governments enact and enforce policies…

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Climate Action Month Day 28: Using environmentally responsible fire fighting solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Trailblazer: Climate conscious emergency fire solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Climate Action Month Day 27: Earth strike

September 27, 2019

Millions of people are planning to walk out of workplaces to join youth climate activists to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.  Today’s resources:   Keep an eye on our social media as the Toronto KAIROS staff join…

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Spirited Reflection: It is the eve of the Climate Strike and all through the house…

September 26, 2019

The brilliance of this autumn has been exceptional while spending these gloriously long dusks on the land and water. To build connections in community, with the plants, the elements and people, to further those connections in community spaces, educational forums,…

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Join us for the Climate Strike

September 26, 2019

Several cities across Canada including Yellowknife, Whistler, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Moncton have strikes happening on September 27. Climate activist Greta Thunberg will be  leading Montreal’s main Climate Strike, which starts at the Sir Georges-Étienne Cartier monument on Parc…

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Press Advisory: KAIROS joins the Global Climate Strike for climate action and justice, September 27

September 26, 2019

(Toronto, ON) – KAIROS staff will join the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 27 in cities and communities across Canada to help send a strong message to all levels of government to take immediate and appropriate action to ensure…

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Climate Action Month Day 26: Why conversations matter

September 26, 2019

Change takes place in group discussions with trusted communicators. Holding important conversations with family, friends, and neighbours can help change mindsets and move forward ideas on facing the climate emergency.  Today’s resource: Climate Fast has put together a webpage to…

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Creating a new relationship with our forests NOW

September 25, 2019

This summer I co-led the KAIROS Rolling Justice Bus ‘Forests Forever’ tour. The tour was about Connecting the Dots, about how everything in a watershed is connected. What we do to one part of a watershed we do to everyone…

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Climate Action Month Day 25: Election bulletin

September 25, 2019

The 2019 federal election will present a fresh opportunity for people across Canada to shape the kind of country we want to be.  As we prepare to cast our votes, it’s essential we consider the collective interests of fellow citizens…

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