ONTARIO CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK - TRAINING AND STRATEGY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto (near Bloor and St. George)

In 2015, we have a chance to make a difference - here in Ontario we have a minister for the environment and climate change, Glen Murray, who is currently developing a long-term action strategy for Ontario. See Provincial discussion paper (PDF) and community consultation dates

We need to get the MPPs at Queen’s Park on board!

Come and learn how to talk to your MPP and build this campaign for climate action in Ontario.

For more info on this training day: http://pricecarbonnow.org/ontario-climate-action-network

AGENDA

12:30 – REGISTRATION, welcome and refreshments,

12:45 - introductions 1:00 – introduction to Citizens Climate Lobby (Cheryl McNamara)

1:15 Presentation skills – with Toronto350 and Peoples Climate March (Kai Reimer-Watts)

2:00 Carbon fee and Dividend (with Michael Brothers of Toronto Climate Action Network)

2:30 Practicing presenting your key concerns in a brief format

Break

3:00 How to lobby your MPP (or MP) – practice (Sharon Howarth and Cathy Lacroix)

3:45 How to write effective letters to the Editor (Liz Rice) and participate in the provincial consultation - with hands on writing – a ‘writing bee’ – bring your laptop if you have one (with OCAN and CCL members)

4:30 Dealing with resistance – tips (Katharine Hayhoe, video)

4:45 Further opportunities in Ontario, next steps, and special guest (TBC)

5:30 Social time at the pub!

There will be a second stream for strategy discussions for participants already experienced in lobbying and involved in provincial climate organizing.

There will also be a training day held in Ottawa, for more info on that please contact Mohan Kumar.

Cost: $10 or pay what you can.

For more info or to register: cathy_lacroix@hotmail.com

Overnight accommodation is available Friday or Saturday night for $30 per night at Friends House. Contact Lyn Adamson, lyn.adamson9@gmail.com for more info.

Make the most of your climate activist efforts! Join us!

Hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby – Ontario

Ontario Climate Action Network (OCAN), supported by Greenpeace