Climate

Justice

Ottawa

We advocate for alternatives to a carbon-centric economy that address the interests of marginalized communities.

 

The root causes of climate injustice are intricately linked with systems highlighted by other environmental, social, and economic justice movements, with whom we actively work in solidarity.

We Want System change, not

climate change!

Material Donation for Odinewin camp

November/December 2021

Anishnabe Odinewin is a land-based language & culture camp that brings together Anishnabe children, youth, families, and educators to bring Anishnabe language, culture, teachings, and ceremony to their full restoration. Anishnabe Odinewin is an autonomous Indigenous initiative that works without institutional funding. Your donations & support can help restore the Anishnabe language & culture. Climate Justice Ottawa is also gathering materials to support Odinewin camp with their winter lodge. More information about Odinewin camp is available at http://odinewin.ca.

 

Find more information and donate if you can at this link.

Please fill out this form if you are able to donate the listed items.

 

Someone from CJO will reach out to you to coordinate pick up/drop off by December 4, 2021. Thank you so much for your support.

How To Win the City - Horizon Ottawa Event

October 24th, 2021

Together with Horizon Ottawa, we kicked off the 2022 Municipal Election season, one year out from Ottawa’s Election Day. It was the perfect day to reimagine what Ottawa can be if we work together as a progressive community to change up local government. Huge thanks to @horizonottawa for convening this community event in Minto Park. We’re definitely feeling inspired to get to work to make Ottawa the inclusive, equitable, and sustainable city we know it can be.

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Labour Justice is Climate Justice

Solidarity Statement, Jan. 15 2020

Climate Justice Ottawa stands in solidarity with CUPE education workers and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. The fight for climate justice aims to safeguard the environment, health, and survival of future generations. The fight for strong public education endeavors to ensure the opportunity for future generations to thrive. We unite in struggles grounded in calls for justice that include good jobs and fair wages.

 

There are few individuals as close to the youth leading the climate movement as teachers. They not only teach skills of resilience, problem-solving, and perseverance necessary in the transition towards a sustainable future, but they inspire the virtues of empathy and compassion among the global citizens of tomorrow. We trust teachers, the front line workers of our education system, to lead education along a more just and equitable path, and we stand with them as they negotiate with a government that is failing to invest in our collective futures. 

Wet'suwet'en Strong

January 31st, 2021

Climate Justice Ottawa condemns the ongoing colonial and police violence at Unisto'ten. We stand in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en nation in protecting their unceded, unsurrendered lands.

Join us on Friday January 31 on Wellington Street to tell the federal government to remove the RCMP presence.

What: Wet'suwet'en solidarity action

When: Friday January 31, 2020

Where: Wellington Street

Time: 11am-1pm

Facebook event and subsequent details can be found

All Eyes on Wet'suwet'en 

Solidarity Action Press Release, Jan. 10 2020

200 people in Ottawa walked out of class and work to stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation and against colonial violence.

 

“Wet’suwet’en people have been the rightful title holders, stewards, and protectors of their traditional territories for thousands of years. Now, the Canadian and BC governments are disrespecting Anuk’nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en law) to push through another extractive project that threatens their people, culture, and land,” says Sophia Sidarous, indigenous activist and organizer of the action.

 

The action occurred a year after the RCMP violently raided the territory. A recent Guardian report revealed that the RCMP was instructed to “use as much violence as you [sic] want” and exercise “lethal overwatch” in the process.

 

“The Canadian and BC provincial governments have been touting reconciliation in their words, while deploying violent, “lethal” force on behalf of Coastal Gas Link. The colonial government must end the genocide and violence against Indigenous Peoples immediately,” says Mia Beijer, youth climate activist and organizer of the action.

 

The rally was one of 40 solidarity actions across the country, as Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities vow to uphold Indigenous sovereignty and stop resource extraction projects that threaten the lives of current and future generations. 

 

The action was jointly organized by Future Rising Ottawa, Climate Justice Ottawa, and Extinction Rebellion Ottawa.

For more information and coverage, see APTN News.

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