Ontario community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit source]

Please see our Local communities in Ontario pages, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Climate action[edit | edit source]


Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Guelph Wellington Time Bank

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Lanark Local Flavour - Perth Farmers' Market - The Table Community Food Centre - Windsor Essex County Community Garden Collective

The G-Spot in Ottawa[edit | edit source]

Everyone knows healthy food — be it meat, dairy products, or fresh vegetables — is usually expensive food. For university students, rushing from classes to low-wage jobs with or without family support and grabbing food wherever they can, eating healthy may fall by the wayside, often for financial reasons. The Garden Spot, better known as the G-Spot, is based at Carleton University in Ottawa. It's one of several student-organized kitchens across Canada that has been founded in response to a rising student cost of living. "Rising tuition and rent in Ottawa meant that average food budget took a nosedive. Many students literally live on rice and ketchup for weeks at a time, their energy and concentration faltering, and increasingly must rely on coffee and other stimulants to stave off hunger and keep them going," wrote Kelly Fritsch, an early member of the G-Spot collective, nearly a decade ago. The collective has been serving pay-what-you-can, vegan home-cooked meals weekly since 2001. [1] Carleton Food Collective

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Ontario has announced plans to test a type of unconditional income guarantee; it is currently (Oct 2017) enrolling participants in three areas of the province, who will receive an income guarantee for up to three years. [3]

Ontario Basic Income Pilot

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Ontario’s 2017 Basic Income experiment was branded a failure by opponents - but the opposite is true, Mar 6 [4]


Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation: in Peterborough, Apr 20 [5]


Ontario pilot project puts universal basic income to the test, Oct 28 [6]

Ontario plans to trial universal basic income, Mar 7 [7]


Windsor Youth Centre plans teaching garden to help build self-esteem and life skills, November 23 [8]

Kitchener group builds community cob oven, August 31 [9]


Picturesque Perth: a model of sustainable, independent living in Canada, By Jen Wilton, September [10]


Hamilton Getting a First-Class Bike Share, Hits the Road in April, [11] December 2

Events[edit | edit source]

2014: March 22 - 29 Transition Guelph Resilience Festival

Local communities in Ontario[edit | edit source]



External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]