Climate Change Is Heating Up

Climate Change is Heating Up - May 5 Online Discussion

Wild forest fires, floods, catastrophic weather events, climate refugees...

We know the problem is critical and existential but sometimes feel overwhelmed and powerless.

There is still time to change course—and a clear path on how to do it!

Join us and our diverse panel of experts and activists on Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 - 9 pm {Eastern Time} as we discuss an equitable, comprehensive and realistic plan to address our climate crisis.




Seth served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. He is now a freelance policy consultant, speaker, researcher and writer, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. Seth is an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program, and remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office.


Alicia is a Sustainability and Social Impact Consultant, and a fierce advocate of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Partnerships and Standards Manager at the Common Approach to Impact Measurement, Alicia leads the development and adoption of the Common Approach by social purpose organizations across Canada. She is Director of Programming for Leading Change Canada, focused on activating youth sustainability leadership for the transition to a low carbon economy within a generation. A dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Alicia holds a Master in Environmental Studies, Planning Concentration, and a BA in Economics and Social Science (Honours), both from York University.

MPP for the Riding of Toronto–Danforth

Peter Tabuns was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto-Danforth in 2006 and re-elected in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2018 and is the Official Opposition's spokesperson on Energy, and Climate issues.

Peter continues to bring fresh, new ideas to Queen’s Park on creating jobs while fighting climate change; keeping people safe from toxins; housing affordability; public transit funding and integrating new Canadians into our economy.

and our Moderator,

City Councillor for Ward 14, Toronto–Danforth

Paula Fletcher is the City Councillor for Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth. She has served Toronto-Danforth residents for several years, first as a leader in the East End Parent Network and then as Public School Trustee. In 2003 Paula was elected as City Councillor for the former Ward 30, and was re-elected in 2018 as the City Councillor for the new Ward 14. You can learn more at


This event is organized by Cinema Politica Danforth and Toronto-Danforth NDP.

Format: Panelists will each make 10-15 minute presentations, followed by discussion and questions from the audience. You can submit a question through the chat function of the Zoom event, or if you have any advance questions you would like to put to our discussion panel please email them here.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:30