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.

Photo by Emad El Byed on Unsplash

War, Climate and Militarism

 

SCAN! passed two motions at the February General Membership meeting: one on war, climate and militarism; and the other calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Read the motions on the What’s on Our Radar blog HERE

 

Introducing The SCAN! Climate Crisis Glossary

Unless the terms and phrases of climate change are simply defined, they may not be easily understood.  The SCAN! Glossary covers a range of commonly used terms and is intended as a quick reference.  SCAN!has also prepared a clear, one-page explanation of the carbon tax. Feel free to download and print these useful documents.

Our CPPIB Postcard Campaign/An Update!

Three thousand more postcards have been distributed to multiple SCAN! chapters throughout Ontario. Interested in sending a message to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) about how YOUR pension fund should be divesting from fossil fuels and investing in a green transition?

You still can! If you need information on how to get postcards in your local region, contact us at scandivestment@gmail.com. We will put you in touch with your nearest postcard contact .

To learn more about the CPPIB issue

To find out how the campaign works

Five Reports to the Ford Government on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Finally Released

The Ford government kept secret a series of reports it commissioned on climate change impacts and the government action needed to protect us. SCAN! members worked tirelessly to get these reports released. Our months-long Freedom of Information campaign finally achieved the release of these documents.  (Read what The Energy Mix has to say about SCAN!’s determination to get the reports released.) The Ford government has not yet posted them on its own website. We are pleased to provide them here to the public.

Ford’s heavy hand on Ontario Place – a repeat of the Greenbelt.  Click the button below to read the position paper and go to SCAN! Toronto’s page for actions you can take.

SCAN!’S JUDICIAL WATCH

Courts at provincial and federal levels decide crucial environmental cases. As Alan D. Levy has noted,  “The high-profile, youth climate litigation titled Juliana v. United States has been referred to in the media as the ‘case of the century’ and the ‘biggest case on the planet.'”

 To read Alan D. Levy’s timely analyses of decisions in vitally important climate cases, just click the button below.

COP28 Reflection and Relation to our Federal Regulations

HIghlights of What We Learned at COP28

Recent Federal Climate and Environmental Policy

Emissions Reduction Cap for the Oil and Gas Industry

Clean Energy Consultation/The SCAN! Brief

It’s time for the federal government to step up!

And we can step up too by supporting SCAN!’s brief on Clean Energy Regulations. Click here to view a letter we can send to the federal government to voice our concerns.

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

Want to learn more?

Read the letter about Canadian peacekeepers that Marion Endicott sent to The Globe and Mail and Alan Levy’s analysis of “a new court order in a war of attrition.”

And there’s more!

 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

To read our Call to Action, Statement of Purpose, and Platform, click the button below

Click HERE to read why Barbara Linds joined SCAN!

Click HERE to see the video a young filmmaker created when Marie-Lynn Hammond inspired him to tell her story – and ours – about why we do what we do.

TAKE A LOOK AT 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 Moya Beall on Enbridge’s proposed provincial gas pipeline expansion plans and Robert Hicks on support for the OEB–and check back again soon for another compelling post.

* INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY@SCAN! *

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.”

CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS TOOLKIT

Have you volunteered to become a speaker for SCAN? Not sure how to start?

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.

Illustration by Philip Street

FORD’S CLIMATE CRIMES — 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.

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