Every day, Council of Canadians chapters are active in communities across the country. Council chapters are made up of volunteers who work with local community groups, organized labour and others to promote the Council’s campaigns to protect water and public health care, work for fair trade, climate justice and democracy as well as other issues of social and economic concern. Check out some of our chapters’ recent actions below and be in touch if you are interested in getting involved in a chapter near you.
Montreal chapter was present at a wonderful event held at Concordia on Tuesday for the interfaith commemoration of the second anniversary of the massacre at the Islamic Centre in Quebec City.
The Hamilton Chapter steering committee members attended a January 29 Solidarity Vigil to commemorate the six victims of the attack on a mosque in Quebec City on January 29 2017: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane.. "We were buoyed up by the spirit of unity and faith in our community to displace hate and ignorance with love and understanding. Speakers challenged us all to confront white supremacy, colonialism, Islamophobia, and hate in all its forms in our daily lives." Chapter supporter Daniel Neibert took the photo. Kudos to the Hamilton Public Library for its Makerspace on the 4th floor where one can get help making these big posters for a few loonies.
La ville de Danville reçoit la certification « Communauté Bleue » (Guy-Charles Amnotte) Mardi 29 janvier 2019 – Les élus de Danville ont reçu hier soir dans le cadre de leur réunion de travail bihebdomadaire, la certification « Communauté Bleue » de l'organisme Eau Secours, visant à la protection et la gestion responsable de l’eau sur son territoire. Danville devient ainsi la deuxième ville au Québec après Amqui, à se mériter un tel honneur...
The City of Danville receives the "Blue community" certification (Guy-Charles Amnotte) Tuesday, January 29, 2019-Danville's representatives received last night as part of their biweekly work meeting, the "Blue community" certification of the water relief agency, aimed at protection and Water Management in its territory. Danville became the second city in Quebec after amqui, to deserve such honor...
Chapters in the news
- Tecumseh council to decide on fluoride Feb. 12, CBC News, January 29, 2019
- Trying to buy a bottle of water at a restaurant in Bayfield? Good luck, CBC News, January 27, 2019
- Around Powell River: Community listings, Powell River Peak, January 29, 2019
- 140 people attended Duncan meeting supporting anti-pipeline protesters, Cowichan Valley Citizen, January 25, 2019
- Wastewise hosting environmental event on Feb. 6, Independent Free Press, January 25, 2019
- More mental health funding among pre-budget consultation asks, The Peterborough Examiner, January 28, 2019
- Yellowknife: Screening of Anthropocene, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
- Powell River: Climate Conversations, February 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
- Powell River: Climate Conversations, February 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
- Lunenburg: Film Screening-Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
- Fridays for Future Climate Strike: Kitchener-Waterloo, February 1 and March 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
- Prince Albert: Seedy Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
- Send us your World Water Day events! March 22, 2019
Send us your chapter actions and events at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to see your photos too!
- Campbell River chapter continues efforts to convince council to ban plastic bags
- Supreme Court rules oil companies can't abandon project clean-up
- Northern Pulp: the one-year countdown has begun!
- Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions continue from coast to coast to coast
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