Work at CSI for the day with our new Lounge Pass!

Join CSI in calling for City of Toronto to declare a climate emergency

CSI is one of 47 organizations who sent an open call to Toronto City Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to accelerated action on climate change. We’ll need your help making sure City Council votes in favour.

The message read:

“We, concerned organizations, call on Toronto Mayor John Tory and Toronto City Council to formally declare a climate emergency. Furthermore, we call on you to commit to, and rapidly implement, clear and specific actions to reduce emissions in the near-term and protect residents—especially those most at risk—from climate-related harms while making critical investments to maximize the health, environmental, social, and economic benefits of a transition to a zero-carbon city.”

You can quickly and easily tell your City Councillor to support a Climate Emergency declaration that includes a commitment to actions in the next 2 years. You don’t even need to know your Councillor’s name, just your own mailing address!

Need some inspiration to take action? Meet 15-year-old Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner Autumn Peltier. She is at the UN Climate Action Summit this week in New York to meet with other like-minded youth about climate change. These young activists around the world need our local support. Click here to email your City Councillor right away.


Keep Reading
A group of people stand and sit around a piano, which has illegible writing on the front of it.
We exist in a world with overlapping crises that we wake up and face everyday. And so the next generation of climate action must tell a different story, and reflect a different reality. A reality where climate investments meaningfully improve the lives of residents, where every community in the country feels connected to the work, where we acknowledge the stakes and get down to the hard work of building a world that breaks down the individualistic silos and shows how much better life could be.
People stand or sit together in conversation on the ground floor of CSI Annex during Innovator Drinks.
Welcome to Connections at CSI, a monthly recap of CSI hosted events and rituals! These community gatherings are just a few of the many events and workshops organized by the entire CSI community.
June Callwood sits in an archyway at Casey House.
June Callwood’s life was full of social activism and fighting for what she believed in to make Toronto a better place for all. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting Callwood’s life and many achievements.
Become A Member