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.



Click the button to learn about events near you in September. 

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.

Interested in what’s on SCAN!’s radar?

Want to learn more?

Webinar/Ford’s Energy Disaster

A video featuring Ralph Torrie’s take on the provincial government report  “Powering Ontario’s Future” is now available.

Find out more HERE

Ontario Climate Change Reports/An Update

SCAN! tells the CBC about campaigning for the release of the climate change impact reports.

Find out more HERE

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

Come stand in solidarity with the Land Alliance to protect their lands and waters!

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 12pm

Location: Grange Park, Toronto (behind the AGO)

Click  HERE to read “Protect the Breathing Lands!–Indigenous Nations in Ontario Call to Solidarity” by John Huot on the SCAN! Blog.


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 Kate Azure on Andreas Malm’s Fighting in a World on Fire and Martin Bush on the importance of renewable energy–and check back again soon for another compelling post.

Interested in writing a post for the SCAN! blog?  Read our guidelines here.


Courts at provincial and federal levels decide crucial environmental cases. Stay up to date on issues that concern us all with incisive commentaries by SCAN! members.

Want to tell the CPP Investment Board  to stop funding fossil fuel production?

We designed three punchy postcards but have run out of all the copies.

We expect to have more in the near future,

so please stay tuned!



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.


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.

The Indigenous Solidarity Committee has announced the recipients of the Indigenous Solidarity Fund for 2023. Members can view the ISC’s presentation by logging into the Members’ Portal and clicking on “Members Only Resources.”

Illustration by Philip Street


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.

SCAN! newsletters are now available on the website. We’ve been busy!