Monthly Archives May 2017

Helping our Climate Vulnerable Neighbours: Updates

The wide spreading flooding across the country these past weeks is a reminder of our increasing vulnerability to climate impacts. Faith & the Common Good is continuing to work to encourage faith communities to 1) examine their own preparedness for climate-induced extreme weather events, and 2) reflect on how to best support climate vulnerable neighbours in their social and ecological justice work. We are also a founding member of CLARION, a cross-sectoral, voluntary collaboration working to promote community-based emergency preparedness and climate adaptation hubs at the neighbourhood level across Canada. Some updates from this work include: The City of Brampton
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Announcing Ontario150 Growing Community

In recognition of 2017 as Ontario’s 150th anniversary, the Ontario150 Partnership Program is providing youth with opportunities to participate in their communities in ways that reflect their creativity, cultural expression, diversity, inclusion, environmental stewardship, entrepreneurship, healthy living and civic engagement. At Faith & the Common Good, we have been fortunate to receive funding in support of Growing Community: Engaging Diverse Youth to Strengthen Ontario’s Tapestry of Urban Gardens, engaging youth in garden projects in Ottawa, Halton and Toronto. “I’m proud our government is supporting unique programs, like Growing Community, that encourage young people to get involved in their communities,” says
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