The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition is a united front of youth from across Canada tackling the biggest challenge of our generation, the emerging climate crisis. Acting locally, provincially, federally, and internationally, we combine our forces to organize actions, influence government and implement concrete solutions. Working in schools and communities from coast to coast to coast, we are calling for and building a just and prosperous transition to the new Canada we all need to see.
The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition is a coalition of both organizational and individual members. Interested in joining our coalition? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about how your organization can become one of our partners.
CYCC’s commitment to creating a more sustainable planet provides us with the responsibility to examine how all forms of oppression are interconnected and how they correspond to the degradation of the physical environment. Historically, the leadership of the mainstream environmental movement – including CYCC – has tended to be mostly white, and mostly people of affluence. This leaves out some of the groups of people most affected by environmental degradation, like communities of color, whose leadership in the struggle to create a more sustainable planet continues to be marginalized, as it has been for 500 years.
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If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. Fossil Free Canada is a partnership between 350.org and the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition to break the ties between fossil fuel companies and campuses, religious institutions and public funds in Canada.
Power Shift is a gathering organized by youth for youth that aims to mobilize passionate youth from affected communities and various sectors of civil society to explore multiple ways of taking action and work to develop each other’s capacity and abilities.