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System Change Not Climate Change Group – CoC – Make Energy East and election issue in Ontario

Direct Democracy Group – CoC  – Tell the Senate to reject the Unfair Elections Act

Organizations

The Hamilton Chapter firmly believes in the value of collaborating with other community organizations. The following are the organizations we work with most closely.

  • Catch : CATCH (Citizens at City Hall) is a volunteer community group that encourages civic participation in Hamilton. Our members attend and report on meetings of city councillors and other City committees, and carry out related research and activities. We issue regular news updates to our email list using recordings and transcripts of meetings, staff reports and/or other public documents to highlight information about Hamilton civic affairs that is not generally available in the mass media. Join our email list and receive the free CATCH news updates. Just send us an email.
  • Council of Canadians : Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, mobilizing a network of 60 chapters across the country. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. We educate and empower people to hold our governments and corporations accountable.
  • Environment Hamilton : Since being incorporated as a non-for-profit organization in 2001, Environment Hamilton has inspired people to protect and enhance our environment through leadership, education and advocacy. Together we:
    • Raise awareness and offer hope that we can all make a difference.
    • Fearlessly and persistently tackle environmental injustices and remove environmental stresses to living systems.
    • Identify, involve, support, and celebrate the commitment of those who share our vision for a better community and engage those who may not.
    • Offer locally relevant solutions to achieve: food security, sustainable transportation, and healthy, clean air, water, and land.
    • Connect with, mentor, support, inspire, and spark creativity in our youth in order to engage them in our efforts and to prepare them for what the future holds.
    • Take local action on climate change and other global environmental issues.
  • Hamilton350 : The Hamilton 350 Committee works for real action on climate change. It was established in June 2009 by multiple faith, community and environmental groups. It is aligned with the international 350.org movement and responds to its calls for days of action and other activities, but the group also initiates and leads local climate change actions. These include opposition to Line 9, Energy East and other attempts to increase tar sands extraction and fossil fuel use; urging divestment from fossil fuel funding by institutions and individuals; encouragement of transit and cycling; solidarity with and support for aboriginal rights including Idle No More; and education on climate change including the connections to food security and extreme weather. Group activities include film showings, public meetings, demonstrations, artistic efforts, and regular contributions to local media.
  • Hamilton Civic League : The Hamilton Civic League is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and inspire the community to become informed about local issues, to raise community involvement in local democracy, and to promote accountability, accessibility and transparency in our municipal government.

If you would like to see another organization listed on this page please contact Kathie Clark at kclark@interlynx.net.