Climate change is real, and the need to tackle it is urgent, but it also presents an opportunity. We must transform the economy to a model which is sustainable for generations to come.
In Canada’s largest urban centre, the labour movement is committed to working for climate justice and finding solutions that engage working people in every sector of the economy.
Discover our Labour Guide to Climate Action
Read our statement on the Climate Emergency passed by Labour Council Delegates on August 1, 2019. After receiving pressure from Labour Council and dozens of other community organizations, Toronto City Council passed a motion declaring a climate emergency and next steps on October 2, 2019.
This three-page document includes a point-by-point plan of engagement for unions, as well as a sample motion to tackle climate change that members can bring forward to conventions. Download now.
We’re proud to introduce Workforce 2030, a broad coalition of building sector employers, educators, and workers collaborating to fast-track the workforce needed to build a low-carbon Ontario. A green recovery needs a robust building workforce. We're committed to accelerating Ontario's workforce capacity by collectively impacting government policy, business practices, and education. Learn more and become a champion for a strong workforce: http://ow.ly/AhjT50ADFm4
We are building a network of trade unionists who are working towards climate justice together. On June 23 join us for our special Green Jobs Forum. Dozens of union folks have already signed up to be part of our budding Labour-Climate Action Network. If you'd like to be included in the Network mailing list, please contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Labour Education Centre's "Working Green" program takes a research and action approach to climate change. Take advantage of offerings for activists, request a presentation at your union, or get support for setting up a Joint Management/Labour Committee on Climate Action.
Toronto - Canada's largest urban centre - is an amazingly complex and sophisticated space. The Greenprint for Greater Toronto outlines effective action to reduce carbon emissions in every sector of the economy. Every one of us has a part to play.
A project of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
A labour, environment, and civil society alliance
The Canadian arm of the global youth climate movement
The Toronto Environmental Alliance is a nonprofit that campaigns locally
A project of the Amalgamated Transit Union - Canada
A grassroots transit organization
Green Economy Network (GEN) is a project of the Canadian Labour Congress with the Polaris Institute
Toronto Community Benefits Network is a community-labour coalition
Op-Ed in The Toronto Star, August 11 2019
By John Cartwright
Expert Perspectives - World Resources Institute