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Who we are …

We are 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.


Every two weeks (and sometimes more often) you’ll have a chance to read a SCAN! member’s thought-provoking response to the climate crisis. Click the button below to read Ron Corkum on COP 15 and global diversity and Bob Wood on “the unfastening of the Greenbelt”–and check back again soon for another compelling post.

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is sadly out of date.  SCAN! took the opportunity to comment on the Consultation Paper, “Environmental Accountability in Ontario,” prepared by the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) with a view to strengthening the 1993 version of the EBR. You will find SCAN’s answers to specific questions raised in the Consultation Paper in Appendix A.  We are very grateful to Alan Levy for this work. To read the document, click the button below.

SCAN! newsletters are now available on the website. Take a look at what we’ve done!

Take a look at what’s on SCAN!’s radar …

A Just Transition to Fossil Fuels

SCAN!s Gail Greer responds to a Globe and Mail article calling the federal Liberals’ pledge “performative.”

Read her letter HERE

SCAN! Members Protest Bill 23 in Brockville

On January 21, about 80 protestors rallied outside the office of the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs.

Find out more HERE

Want to learn more about what’s on SCAN!’s radar?


Bill 23 may have passed, but our work is not done.

Find out about the proposed amendments to the regulations in the Greenbelt plan and stay up to date on actions you can take at home or in the street.

OCEC has been a leader in  the climate emergency response  in Ontario.  Its  newsletter has updates and actions that advocates will find timely and useful.

Sign up for the OCEC newsletter by clicking the button below. When you arrive on the website, scroll to the bottom of the home page.

The way forward is clear …


SCAN! must help create a dynamic grassroots movement of seniors working with all climate activists until we reach critical mass before 2030.


We know what we must do.


Now let’s do it!

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