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Phase One Community Partners (2021-2022)

Following are the community partners that participated in the initial phase of the Green Resilience Project between April 2021 – April 2022.

Ahtahkakoop Health Centre

ALIVE Society

Alysha Jones

Amanda Vincelli is a cultural organizer based in Tio’tia:ke(Montreal). She is a curator for The Nature of Cities festival and a co-founder of Navel, an art centre in Los Angeles. In Tio’tia:ke/Montreal, she supports the revolutionary work of Brique par brique and is involved with the SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation, the development of a community space with Les Ateliers de la Transition and Îlot, a local community currency. She is invested in uplifting community economies and co-creating liberatory spaces for personal and collective emancipation.

Amanda Vincelli est une organisatrice culturelle basée à Tio’tia:ke(Montréal). Elle est chargée de programmation pour le festival The Nature of Cities et co-fondatrice de Navel, un centre d’artistes à Los Angeles. À Tio’tia:ke/Montréal, elle soutient le travail révolutionnaire de Brique par brique et est impliquée avec le Centre SHIFT pour la transformation sociale, le développement d’un tiers-lieu pour Les Ateliers de la Transition et l’Îlot, une monnaie locale citoyenne. Elle puise son énergie vitale dans ses implications communautaires et la co-création d’espaces émancipatoires.

Aster Group is a worker co-operative that services communities and businesses in areas of environmental, social and economic sustainability, with particular expertise in climate change planning and education. A portion of Aster revenues support its charity, the Aster Foundation, that awards environmental non-profit groups funding independent of government priorities.

Beardy’s & Okemasis Willow Cree Health Station

BYTE – Empowering Youth Society

Centre for Local Prosperity (CLP) promotes local economic solutions and climate readiness for rural and local communities, primarily in Atlantic Canada. CLP organizes conferences and community working sessions, and conducts evidence-based studies that often lead to community implementation. Their work builds strength through citizen, business and local government collaboration.

Citizens for Public Justice

La Coalition Climat Montréal fait la promotion de la neutralité carbone pour Montréal d’ici 2042 auprès des élus municipaux, des entreprises, des organisations et des citoyens. La Coalition base ses actions sur quatre piliers: budget carbone, inventaire des émissions de GES, test climat et participation citoyenne.

The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank based in British Columbia. Our mission is to foster and support leadership for inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities across Canada. We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live. Our projects and initiatives focus on civic governance, scholarships and research. For more information, visit our website here.

Community Futures is a community-based economic renewal initiative funded by the Government of Canada and directed by local volunteer boards. Our main objectives are to help rural Canadians start or expand a business and to help sustain and improve communities and their local economies. Manitoba’s 16 Community Futures corporations deliver a variety of services including loans and technical and advisory services for small and medium-sized businesses, services targeted to youth and entrepreneurs with disabilities, and community economic development and planning.

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness for environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education, and intervention.

The Crane Institute for Sustainability (Crane) acts as a catalyst for change (Catalyst for Research and Action into New Environments). Crane resonates the messages of, and motivates sustainable change through education and awareness, network formation and local actions.

Dan Meades has been doing poverty reduction and housing security work for many years all over Canada. He currently serves as the Provincial coordinator of the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador which supports organizations that provide emergency housing to women and children experiencing violence.

Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.

Ecology North’s programs focus on five priorities: climate change, environmental education, water, waste reduction and local food production. A common thread throughout all of the Ecology North programming is an emphasis on environmental, social and community well-being.

Ecology North maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations to promote public education, sustainable living and climate change adaptation and mitigation on environmental initiatives.

Flin Flon Community Development Corporation

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Iron & Earth is a worker-led organization whose mission is to empower fossil fuel industry workers and their communities to build and implement climate solutions.

One of the vocal supporters and advocates for those on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot is Joli Scheidler. She is based in Lindsay, ON and will be hosting several Green Resilience Project community conversations in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Brock Township. Joli is a PhD Candidate at York University in Health Policy and Equity, Sessional Instructor for Ontario Tech University and the Research Project Manager for SSHRC funded research focused on Basic Income involving four university partners. Joli’s research for Basic Income Canada Network was used in the report Signposts to Success that analyzed early results of the Ontario Basic Income pilot.

Josephine Grey is a human rights organizer engaged in community development for 35 years. Jo is a Founding Director of Food Share, the St. James Town Community Co-operative, Democracy Watch and Project Esperance, a 111 unit building for domestic abuse survivors. Her work as an advocate and organizer has taken her to the UN, World Social Forums and communities across seven continents. Currently, she is on the board of the Local Food and Farm co-op (Ontario) and the Eco-just Food Network, and is leading the development of the OASIS food hub pilot project for the St. James Town community.

The National Farmers Union is Canada’s national farm organization committed to family and cooperative farms. Promoting agroecology and food sovereignty for 50+ years, the NFU does not waver in our vision for farmers, eaters, and the earth, embedded in social and economic justice coast to coast to coast, and internationally. The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership organization made up of farmers and farm workers who share common goals. Our goal is to work together to achieve agricultural policies which will ensure dignity and security of income for farmers and farm workers while enhancing the land for future generations.

North West Indigenous Council

One House Many Nations

PEI Working Group for a Livable Income (organized by the Cooper Institute)

The Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership (SPRP) is an intersectoral, multi-jurisdictional collective impact collaborative focused on 12 Bold Ideas to eliminate poverty in Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory, and the Traditional Homeland of the Metis. Over the course of the last 10+ years, the SPRP has worked to increase awareness to the policies and practices that drive cycles of poverty, understanding that the elimination of poverty is complex, yet achievable, particularly if sectors work together. For additional information please connect via our Facebook group @EndPovetyYXE.

West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy and livable communities in the West Kootenay region.

Y4Y Québec is a provincial nonprofit committed to addressing the issues facing English speaking youth of Quebec. We strive to create an environment where all youth feel connected to Québec society.