Join us on September 23 for a mass mobilization in downtown Toronto, to demand immediate climate action. On this day people will be striking in cities across the globe under #PeopleNotProfit

Will you join us?

See below for all the different ways you can help us out after the strike. We would also really appreciate it if you filled out our very short feedback form.

Where: Queen's Park

When: 2pm on Friday, September 23

We will be meeting at 2:00 for a rally with speakers and music, followed by a march at 3:00. The march will go east on Wellesley, south on Yonge, then west on Queen, ending at Nathan Phillips Square.

Our Demands

We demand that all levels of government, as well as banks, universities, insurance companies and investment funds, take action to:

  • Reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels 

  • Respect Indigenous sovereignty 

  • Divest from fossil fuels and invest in abundant, affordable and clean renewable energy. 

  • Guarantee a just transition away from fossil fuels to a clean economy for workers and communities 

  • Put equity at the forefront of climate action, because they go hand in hand 

  • Invest in healthcare and public services to prepare for the unavoidable, since the climate crisis is also a public health crisis

You can find a complete list of our demands here.

Speakers/Performers

Layla Staats
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Mohawk, Turtle Clan, Six Nations

Indigenous Film Maker, Speaker, and Activist

Vanessa Gray
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Vanessa Gray is a queer Anishinaabe Kwe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. She is a water protector, environmental researcher, and community organizer for the Great Lakes region.

Mark Clennon
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Mark Clennon is a Jamaican LGBT activist whose latest music video was the first Jamaican music video to feature an on-screen romance between two men.

Jinkie David
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Jinkie is a labour activist (CUPE, Local 4948) and first started speaking up about the climate crisis after participating in the 2019 Global Climate Strike in Toronto! 

Plus a samba squad, a few more special guests, and our two co-MCs, Megan Breau and Alienor Rougeot!

Donate

Donating to Fridays For Future Toronto allows us to continue to host actions such as this one. Funds go towards honorariums for performers and guest speakers, accessibility for attendees, sound system and any other fees that come along with organizing and strike.  

E-transfers can be sent to fridays4futureto@gmail.com 

OR mail a cheque:
Fridays For Future Toronto, 
C/O Greenpeace
33 Cecil Street


Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Endorsers

  • Environmental Defence

  • CUPE Ontario

  • Climate Pledge Collective

  • Youth Climate Save Canada

  • Plant Based Treaty

  • Climate Save Movement

  • CUPW Toronto Local 626

  • Kairos

  • Noor Cultural Centre, Toronto

  • Spring Magazine/Spring Socialist Network

  • Social Planning Toronto

  • Etobicoke Climate Action

  • TTCRiders

  • Environmental Education Ontario

  • For Our Kids Toronto

  • Stop Ecocide Toronto

  • Climate Voice

  • Development and Peace - Caritas Canada Toronto Diocesan Council

  • Shift OTPP

  • Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

  • Green Thumbs Growing Kids

  • Vote16 Canada

  • Africa Climate Action Initiative

  • Science for Peace

Partners

  • Greenpeace Canada

  • VUSAC Sustainability Commission

  • Seniors For Climate Action Now! (SCAN!)

  • Development and Peace

  • Toronto350

  • Justice for Workers

  • OPSEU/SEFPO

  • OPSEU/SEFPO Greater Toronto Area Council

  • Toronto and York Region Labour Council

  • ClimateFast

  • United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council

  • Ontario Federation of Labour

  • Elementary Teachers of Toronto

  • Music for Climate Justice

  • Green Ummah