Advocates from the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), The Advocacy Centre for Elderly (ACE), The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), and the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) are raising the alarm about the growing impact of heat-related deaths in Ontario, as the incidence of extreme heat days increase due to the intensifying climate crisis.
A Letter from CELA and other legal aid clinics was sent to the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario expressing their concern about the increasing impact of extreme heat on our client communities. Vulnerable people are more prone to heat-related death. With the climate crisis worsening, it is essential that the Coroner’s Office improves its tracking of heat-related deaths to better capture the true impact of extreme heat and to allow for government policy to address the full extent of the problem.
The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) hosted Annual Conference on June 29, 2021 from 3:00-5:00pm ET. More information can be found on their website. This year’s Low-Income Energy Network conference explored the themes of energy equity, affordability and access. Speakers included:…
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines is reviewing Ontario’s long-term energy planning framework with a view to implementing a new, more transparent, predictable, and reliable planning process. CELA with the Low Income Energy Network (LIEN) has responded to this consultation (ERO #019-3007).
CELA is pleased that today’s federal budget contains ambitious targets and new programs to fight climate change and protect biodiversity, while considering impacts on vulnerable communities and workers. These are all important building blocks for a Green and Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overview of environmental impacts on vulnerable communities, and associated programs and resources.