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Campaigns

 

Strengthen Canada's new "Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act"

Canada has missed every emissions target it has ever set, and we are not on track to meet our 2030 or 2050 targets, either. 

Recently, the federal government introduced its new Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. While this law is a welcome step in the right direction, it does not go far enough.  We know that the action we take this decade is crucial – yet this law does not require setting a target for 2025; it does not make the 2030 target legally-binding; and it does not include sufficient enforcement measures. 

We need to push for changes in this legislation to fill in the gaps and make it much stronger in order to secure a safe climate for our kids. This is entirely possible, but we need your help to make it happen! Take action by sending an email, making a call, or meeting with you MP.  

 

 

Divest Your Savings

Join us in National Day of Action on Banks on January 29th to tell Canadian Banks to stop funding fossil fuels!

One of the most powerful tools we have as parents and grandparents to demand climate action is directing where our savings and pension plan funds are invested.  

How banks and pension funds invest those funds is a major factor in how quickly we can transition to a low-carbon economy. Right now, they all invest, to varying degrees but all significantly, in the fossil fuel industryFind out how you can take action


About Our Team

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Our Vision

As parents, caregivers, and people who love kids, we connect with other parents and caregivers in the Greater Toronto Area to amplify accessible information & drive urgent climate action to reduce carbon emissions and develop climate resiliency to mitigate worst impacts. Our efforts are rooted in climate science & an intersectional climate justice approach.   

 

Our 3 Areas for Action

Connect 

Create accessible spaces for GTA parents and caregivers to feel connected in shared anxiety around the climate crisis, learn about the climate emergency, and provide ways of taking action. 

Advocate 

Advocate for climate action at all levels of government, and hold our elected officials accountable for their climate plans and promises. 

Amplify 

Work to bring the campaigns, actions, and ideas of other organizations with shared goals to the forefront in civle society, industry, and government. 

 

How we work together

 

Stick to protocols and hear all voices

Sticking to the agenda, starting on time, and following meeting protocols will make space for everyone to be heard.

Assume positive intentions

We all share a common goal and are united in our shared intentions. We support each other and work together.

Practice examining racially bias systems and processes

We acknowledge our own biases and commit to practicing an anti-racist stance by continually learning and challenging our own assumptions and blind spots in our work together.

Prioritize health and wellbeing

We recognize this can be challenging work and that we are all juggling a lot of responsibilities in our lives. We will support each other, respect limits, and cultivate positive relationships so that we may sustain our work together and grow a community that is nurturing for us and others.

 

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