With the announcement this week of increasing lockdown measures, we are suspending all in-person Fridays for Future climate strikes until further notice. Please stay home as much as possible, stay safe, and do the best you can to keep your spirits up. 

Instead, take your #FridaysforFuture strike online. Let’s take this opportunity to get information out there about the destructive role our Big 5 Canadian banks are playing in continuing to fund fossil fuel companies (see BankSwitch, here).

On January Fridays, make a sign (use one of the suggestions below, or make up your own). Take a picture of yourself with your climate action sign and post it on social. Let’s get the word out about how our banks are fueling climate change! Here are a few sign ideas:

  • #BankSwitch, Switch Banks, #FossilBanksNoThanks, 
  • BANKS: Finance Climate Solutions not Carbon Bombs 
  • (Insert your bank name here)Destroying the Planet 
  • Big Five Banks Finance Fossils 

As we all work together to help curb covid-19 the events below are all on-line.

Elder’s Circle with Sharon Jinkerson-Brass

Canadian Unitarian Council – Conseil unitarien du Canada

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 4 pm PT |5 pm MT |6 pm CT |7  pm  ET |8 pm AT (90 minutes)
Online via Zoom

Building on the Anishanawbe teachings of Oneness and changing with the seasons that she offered at the National Fall Gathering, Sharon will share more of her experiences and perspectives with an invitation for us to listen deeply, allowing them to transform, heal and expand our hearts.

Dates for the Elder’s Circles:
– Wednesday, January 20 – Sharon Jinkerson-Brass
– Wednesday, February 24 – Stephen Paquette
– Wednesday, April 21 – Sharon Jinkerson-Brass
– Wednesday, May 19 – Stephen Paquette

Registration: Deadline – January 20

Register for all four Elder’s Circle Events
Cost: Sliding scale of $40 (asking support), $80 (regular), $100 (offering support)/ students: $30

Register for only the event on January 20 with Sharon Jinkerson-Brass
Cost: $25 / Students $10

In case you missed it –these events were recorded

Protecting Ontario’s environmental future: What’s next after Bill 229?

Seven young people are taking the Ford government to court

Seven young people are taking the Ford government to court because its watered down climate action plan will lead to widespread illness and death, violating Ontarians’ Charter-protected rights to life, liberty, and security of the person. As young people, the applicants say they and people like them will bear the costs of climate inaction more than previous generations. Watch this excellent webinar with two of the young activists taking the Ford government to court. Meet two of the youth and find out why they are doing this – here

More than 50 speakers in five curated sessions


More than 50 speakers in five curated sessions that combine TED’s signature blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science, and moments of wonder and inspiration. The 5 sessions total 6 hours, pace yourself.
Go to the Countdown site – Look for the session titles
Click to see a further breakdown of programs into manageable segments of a few minutes.

Here’s a great sample, just 7 minutesHow To Be a Good Ancestor