Meaningful engagement is the key to achieving Bill C-226’s goal of ending environmental racism in Canada | The Conversation

As the Canadian social scientist Ingrid Waldron reminds us, dismantling environmental racism and allowing environmental justice to flourish is a critical matter of public policy that affects all Canadians.

How to engage young people on climate change? Try screening a doc on environmental racism, says prof | CBC News

Young people will need to be persistent if they want to make change in the world. That’s the message McMaster University professor Ingrid Waldron hopes students receive as they hear from three women on Thursday who have been leading fights against industrial impacts on Black and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia.

Environmental justice in Canada needs legislative backing now – The Hill Times

Environmental racism happens when development, policies or practices lead to more pollution or heightened health hazards in Indigenous or racialized communities, and unequal access to clean water and air, or proximity to green spaces.

SUTE: Recapping Progress on Bill C-226: An Act to Develop a National Environmental Justice Strategy in Canada – March 2024

Shake Up the Establishment (SUTE)’s recap of the first two Senate Environment committee meetings studying the environmental justice Bill C-226 (An Act to Develop a National Environmental Justice Strategy in Canada) March 2024.

Understanding Bill C-226 with Lenore Zann

Tune in to this interview with former MP Lenore Zann, discussing Bill C-226: what is it, actions regular folks can take, and why it matters.

Honoring Indigenous Perspectives on Climate-Resilient Health Care | Institute for Natural Medicine

Indigenous perspectives and knowledge aim to safeguard planetary health and build climate-resilient healthcare systems.

Climate Justice in the Context of an Ailing Economy: The Case of Zimbabwe

Climate justice, as both a concept and a movement, acknowledges that the impacts of climate change will vary across communities, leading to unequal effects based on factors such as race, socio-economic status, social class, gender, age, disability, sexuality, geographic location, and other social identities. Learn about the case of Zimbabwe.

Susu Tells a Creation Story — Act 1

Black and brown communities are disproportionately impacted by environmental racism and other by-products of systemic racism. The susu system helped members of Aaliyah’s community create social programs that helped them survive in the face of unwelcoming financial institutions, environmental injustice, and harsh food deserts.

Exploring Intersections: Gentrification, Environmental Racism and Systemic Injustice in Black Communities (Event Recording)

A recorded version of CCECJ’s event: “Exploring Intersections: Gentrification, Environmental Racism, and Systemic Injustice in Black Communities”. Thank you to our speakers and all who attended this impactful event!

Mind the Disruption Podcast: Disrupting Environmental Racism

In this episode, Dr. Ingrid Waldron positions environmental racism as an urgent health equity issue and highlights how the ENRICH project builds community power through meaningful partnerships, research and collective action.

Meet 10 Black environmentalists building community in Canada | The Narwhal

‘She’s out here trailblazing’: these 10 Black environmentalists are building community. Black Canadian scientists, researchers and environmental advocates discuss the importance of mentors, protégés and friends in their fields.

What Does Environmental Racism Look Like in Canada?

Environmental justice? Environmental racism? Watch a quick video highlighting how environmental racism manifests in Canada.

National Environmental Justice Strategy: A Conversation with Amanda Monforton

On October 25, 2023, coalition members and interested individuals joined a discussion regarding a national environmental justice strategy with guest speaker Amanda Monforton, Director of Policy Development within Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Strategic Policy Branch.

How “There’s Something in the Water” catalyzed change in Canada (Harvard Public Health)

A Harvard Public Health article about tackling environmental racism in Canada. A conversation with the filmmaker and author behind the documentary “There’s Something in the Water”.

In Whose Backyard

Members of Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities share their stories and struggles on environmental racism. This video was produced as part of the ENRICH Project, a collaboration between communities, university researchers and grassroots organizations.

Environmental Racism Comes to Light With Proposed Bill C-226

Dr. Ingrid Waldron speaks to the Pointer about environmental racism coming to light with proposed Bill C-226; while new law enshrines environmental justice in Canada.

Making space for Black leaders in Canada’s climate movement | National Observer

The three interns that Canada’s Black Environmental Initiative sent to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November may have been the only Black youth the country had inside the venue.

Pressure mounts for G&R cleanup | Toronto Star

There are growing calls being made at the national level to decontaminate the recycling site in Kanesatake.

COP26 Negotiators Reach Deal After Changes | CTV News

Naolo Charles speaks with CTV News regarding COP26.

G&R air study report released | Toronto Star

A putrid smell fills the air and lungs of those living near the shut-down recycling centre in Kanesatake.

Investigation reveals damning contamination | The Eastern Door

Some of the findings of an extensive investigation of the G&R recycling site and the waters that flow by its operations on Kanehsatake land.

Dr. Ingrid Waldron on Environmental Racism

Dr. Ingrid Waldron speaks with Canadian Geographic about representation for women and racialized communities.