Who We Are …
SCAN! Toronto formed in October 2023. A group of Toronto members had already worked together on the 2023 municipal election, handing out flyers at candidates’ debates, farmers’ markets and public events. We called on voters to ask candidates specific questions about the climate emergency, tying them to housing, health and the economy.
SCAN! members in Toronto have participated in many demonstrations; but now that there is a formal group, we can work more effectively together on broader and local issues.
There is a SCAN! Toronto steering committee and regular meetings of SCAN! Toronto members.
Working groups have already formed around:
- Toronto budget and revenue and the funding of Transform TO
- Neighbourhood organizing
- The Portlands gas plant
- The Toronto Air Show
- Ontario Place
SCAN! Toronto is working with other groups already organizing on these issues.
Toronto City Council–meet SCAN! Toronto
There are two current initiatives regarding Toronto City Council. As we approach the City for the first time as SCAN! Toronto, we need to make it clear that we are a regional group which is part of a larger organization. For that reason, it is important to ensure that whether we speak at a meeting, to a councillor, or even to the mayor, we introduce the organization first and then our specific issue.
Click HERE to find out why and how we’re working towards the cancellation of the Toronto Air Show.
Power Up Day of Action
Saturday, November 4
Members of SCAN! Toronto attended two events, one in the east end to protest the expansion of the Portlands gas plant and the other at City Hall to call for good, green jobs for all. Young people chanted and performed with tremendous energy.
Click HERE for more photos of the City Hall event.
Great news: we have a Facebook group!
Now it’s really easy to connect with other SCAN! members in Toronto and find out about climate events in the city.
Just look for us here: SCAN! Toronto