Photo: Martine Bresson
Who we are …
We are Canadian seniors compelled to urgent action
Young people are calling on governments to act decisively on the climate emergency. As seniors we will support their lead, amplify their voices and add our own to the growing movement for climate action. We are building a seniors’ climate action group. One that is democratic, accountable, equitable and participatory. A community in which we value each other’s knowledge, experience and views.
Our seniors’ climate action group will inform and mobilize seniors in an effort to prevent more climate catastrophes. We recognize that climate action is also a demand for social justice and economic transformation–the opportunity, as well as the need, to address racism and economic inequities. We know that Canada was founded on the occupation/ invasion/ colonization of Indigenous lands. We are in this for the sake of future generations and the survival of life on the planet.
Time is running out.
SCAN! calls for emergency action at all levels of government – We are in an emergency – Governments have to act like it
This is the most dangerous time in human history
From the CBC’s Andre Mayer …
“Worried about their grandkids’ future, more seniors are taking up the climate fight.
Groups like Seniors for Climate Action Now! are focusing their efforts on fossil fuel funders … “
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CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS TOOLKIT
Have you volunteered to become a speaker for SCAN? Are you feeling slightly overwhelmed by the task?
Not to worry! Our priority is to organize and mobilize! SCAN! is now doing Climate Conversations with groups and organizations. Find everything you need right here to successfully speak to these groups.
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SCAN! recognizes the central role of Indigenous Peoples in the implementation of our core purpose–addressing the climate emergency.
Click the button below for details, news, and links on the important relationship of Indigenous values and actions to SCAN!’s commitment.
Illustration by Philip Street
FORD’S CLIMATE CRIMES — NEW AND UPDATED!
The 33 Ford government climate crimes that SCAN! identified before the 2022 provincial election remain during Ford’s second term. We have updated them and added number 34 (on Bill 23). And we will monitor the criminal activity under our new “Ford Watch” program.
Did you recently become a SCAN! member? Do you want your MP and MPP to know you are a senior climate activist?
Log in to the Members Only section in the menu. Click on New Members/Contact Your MP and, with a few more clicks, send the email. Then repeat the process with New Members/Contact Your MPP.
Let them know you are watching–but will not wait.
THE SCAN! BLOG IS HERE!
A reader writes that Bob Wood’s post on the Greenbelt is “[a] much-needed, informative and clear description of Ford’s undermining of the people’s wishes and the future welfare of the province.”
Click the button below to read Moya Beall on 4:00 am reflections and Martin Bush on the carbon offset scam–and check back again soon for another compelling post.
Take a look at what’s on SCAN!’s radar …
Toronto Mayoral Campaign
What are the most important questions to ask candidates in this crucial election?
Find out more HERE
Our Members Discuss Growth/Regrowth
SCAN! members “are grappling with fundamental, and thorny questions” about how best to respond to the climate crisis.
Find out more HERE
Want to learn more about what’s on SCAN!’s radar?
SCAN! newsletters are now available on the website. Take a look at what we’ve done!