Climate change is causing a youth mental health crisis -- and adults are stepping up!

There's growing awareness that Canada's big five banks are funding the climate crisis with their investments in the fossil fuel industry. Victoria grandmother Kathryn Malloy has been working with Gabrielle Wilms, our Banking campaigner, and other parents and grandparents, on issues around banks.

 

With RBC and other bank AGMs taking place in April, amid growing news of the impact of climate change on our youth, and the narrow window for reducing emissions, it's urgent that we take action now!

This op-ed was truly a group effort, and includes a photo from the Toronto For Our Kids' team's recent action in front of RBC. It also includes a sneak peak at our new banking campaign video. Check it out here!

Check out more on the Banks campaign here

Read the full National Observer op-ed here.

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Ending deceptive oil and gas ads is a critical step for a livable future

While it’s hard to talk about given our economy’s reliance on fossil fuels, we know what’s causing these wildfires and hazy skies. For too long, the oil and gas industry has known about the devastating effects that their emissions would have on the planet and they’ve spent decades working to hide the damage their industry causes from the rest of us. 

Read Claire and Miranda's full piece in The Edmonton Journal here. 

Climate activist parents join court case against Ontario

Parent-led climate action group For Our Kids went to the Ontario Court of Appeal Monday to support youth suing the province over alleged climate inaction.

The lawsuit claims Ontario's plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions is in contravention with Canada’s Paris Agreement commitments to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius — which Ontario pledged to uphold — and constitutes a breach of the Charter rights of the province’s youth, who will suffer the most from climate change.

"Parents will do anything to protect their children," said Whyte. "We'll always show up in that fight."

Parents intervene in Ontario appeal court, in landmark climate lawsuit led by youth

Toronto/Traditional territories of several First Nations including the Williams Treaties First Nations, Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Chippewas, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation - January 15, 2023

For Our Kids will appear as intervenors today in Ontario’s appeal court as part of their leave to intervene in the youth-led climate lawsuit Mathur et. al. v. His Majesty in Right of Ontario. The network of parents and families agree that the Ontario government’s weakened provincial climate targets violate Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the person.