As parents and grandparents, we’ve always got our eyes open to protect our children. Our first job is to keep them safe.
The greatest threat to the future for our kids and grandkids is the climate crisis. Around the world, young people are realizing that the planet they call home is in real trouble.
Our kids are scared, and rightfully so. We can't let them deal with this alone. They need our help in tackling the climate emergency. For Our Kids is here to help us all do that.
We’re a network of concerned Canadian parents and grandparents taking action on climate. Unsure what to do? Please consider opting in. No expertise is needed to join—just love for our kids and grandkids.
We come together in groups and teams to work locally in our schools and in our towns, and sometimes join other teams to work provincially or nationally. We are figuring it out together.
Contact us at hello [at] forourkids [dot] ca or text/call 250-466-9709.
Matt Price, Coordinator. For Our Kids is coordinated by Matt Price who lives with his family on Vancouver Island. Matt has 20 years of experience working with NGOs and is the author of the book Engagement Organizing: The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns with UBC Press.
Lella Blumer, Organizer, Eastern Canada. Currently living in the mix of natural habitat and urban development that is southwestern Ontario, Lella also has deep roots in the northern prairies of Alberta. She has worked and volunteered in the nonprofit sector for 30 years while raising two children by spending as much time outdoors with them as possible.
Galen Armstrong, Organizer, Western Canada. Galen lives, works and plays on Cowichan territory, on Vancouver Island, just south of Swukus. In 2019, he and his partner became parents, twice over! He has spent the last decade in environmental education and organizing. Ask him about improvisational theatre, ukulele, singing songs, and co-ops. Twitter: @galenjoel
For Our Kids has a volunteer launch team of parents and grandparents that includes:
Karen Campbell. Karen lives in Vancouver with her family. She works as a lawyer and advocate to support communities to advance environmental protection and fight climate change. Raising her kids to be resilient in the face of climate change is a daily commitment.
Kathryn Molloy. Nana...activist...cyclist...writer...student...paddler...mom...organizer...creative ...Ayurvedic Counsellor...traveller.
Lindsay Telfer. Lindsay is a mother of two children living in the wonderful playground of central Ontario. She loves playing, with her kids, in the waters of the local Lake Simcoe and Black River watersheds She is committed to advancing a future where all of our kids can thrive. To this end, she's been an organizer and advocate since her student days and is currently the National Director for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance.