On July 5th, 2015, the social justice community made history in Toronto. Over 10,000 people came out for the March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. Check out the slide show below to get a behind-the-scenes look into a social justice march and rally and see highlights from that day.
This is a big year for climate justice. There was the People’s Climate March last September in response to the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit, which summoned 311,000 people to New York City’s streets and an estimated 259,000 more to 2,700 satellite events across the globe, making it the biggest climate march in history. In July, … More Why Climate is a Justice Issue
Given Canadian national leadership has largely remained inert on climate change, it is the provinces and cities that have taken it upon themselves to try to mitigate its impacts and develop adaptation strategies. The City of Toronto, for instance, has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990 levels of approximately 22 million tonnes … More What Climate Change Means for Ontario
Some fitness trends need some time to pass before we realize how ridiculous they are. We squeezed into unforgiving spandex. We wore vibrating belts that supposedly jiggle our fat away. But other trends are mocked and labelled as fads pretty much from the start – like Prancercise, an exercise program from the 80s based on … More How CrossFit Might Be Promoting Gender Equality
While monsoon-worthy rain shuttered many events over the weekend, it wasn’t enough to prevent Toronto Pride festivities from marching on. But this year there were more reasons to celebrate than usual. Unless you happened to be on a deep-sea expedition exploring the Mariana Trench last Friday, you probably heard about a U.S. Supreme Court decision of … More Why Toronto Pride 2015 Was More Momentous Than You Think
Members of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* community came out in full force to show their pride and support during Toronto Pride 2015. Whether you missed out on last week’s events or want to relive it all over again, we’ve recapped some of the highlights below. Highlights Mayor John Tory raises the Pride flag at city hall on Monday, … More Highlights from Toronto Pride 2015
The city of Toronto just released an anti-poverty plan on Tuesday that sets out a number of initiatives to reduce poverty and dismantle unequal access to opportunities and resources. The plan focuses on five major themes including housing, city services, transit, food access, and quality jobs and living wages. While all of these themes are interconnected and … More Could You Feed Two People on $6.66 a Day?
If you really want to shop responsibly, you should be following the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. In the context of buying things, this means reducing your consumption as much as possible, reusing and repurposing items until they are no longer viable (but really, there usually is a way), and recycling by buying second-hand or donating items … More Digital Tools to Help You Shop Ethically
Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved in the Toronto social justice community. Maybe you’re new to Toronto or new to the social justice scene. Or maybe you’ve always lived here but don’t know where to start. Whatever the case, these are some of the best ways to get involved and find a volunteer … More How to Find a Volunteer Position in Toronto
Next week Toronto is hosting the Climate Summit of the Americas to work on securing commitments to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions and striving for low-carbon economies. There will also be an Economic Forum held the same week that aims to foster dialogue on global and national economic issues and promote business development and international … More Save the Date: March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on July 5th