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ABOUT US

We are students, teachers, parents, grandparents - we are open to anyone who wants join in the campaign to demand a livable future. 

Last Generation Canada, formerly known as On2Ottawa, is a nonviolent civil resistance campaign that launched on March 1st 2023. 

Since then, Last Generation Canada has been mobilizing and growing, conducting 3 weeks of disruption in Ottawa in August and September 2023, and one week of disruption in February 2024.

We are the Last Generation. We are everywhere, and we are coming. 

See our action history. 

who are we?

why disruption?

who funds us?

Sustained, nonviolent civil resistance has been proven to be the most effective method to achieve change in a short amount of time. 

We know we don't have much time left. Climate tipping points are nearing as the world around us is being decimated. 

Scientists, the IPCC, and the UN have been calling on the world to take action, yet nothing has changed. Continuing business as usual is genocidal.

Non-violent civil disobedience exposes the implicit violence of the state and makes it explicit for the whole world to watch. Nonviolent civil disobedience aims to raise the cost of disruption above the cost of meeting our demand.

Read more on disruption. 

Last Generation Canada gets funding from the Climate Emergency Fund and from ordinary people making donations. We are a non-profit campaign. 

This money is spent on materials such as our safety vests, banners, leaflets, and helps us to host talks and support people participating in direct action. 

Learn more about our donations here.

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OUR mission

a national firefighting agency that trains and employs 50 000 firefighters

that Canada IMPLEMENT Legally binding citizen's assemblies to tackle the climate and ecological crisis in less than 2 years

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An area the size of Greece burned in Canada this summer and 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted as a result of devastating wildfires. Meanwhile, over 70% of Canada's wildfire fighting forces are volunteers. This is at 1.3 degrees of warming, and we must demand that Canada protect those fighting on the front lines of the climate crisis to protect our last precious carbon sinks. 

We can't trust our criminal government to take the measures necessary to save us, as they've known about the climate crisis for decades. We must put power back into the hands of ordinary people to reach for the change that is necessary to secure us a livable future. 

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OUR

DEMANDS 

a national firefighting agency that trains and employs 50 000 firefighters

that Canada IMPLEMENT Legally binding citizens' assemblies to tackle the climate and ecological crisis in less than 2 years

1. 

2. 

An area the size of Greece burned in Canada this summer and 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted as a result of devastating wildfires. Meanwhile, over 70% of Canada's wildfire fighting forces are volunteers. This is at 1.3 degrees of warming, and we must demand that Canada protect those fighting on the front lines of the climate crisis and protect our last precious carbon sinks. 

We can't trust our criminal government to take the measures necessary to save us, as they've known about the climate crisis for decades. We must put power back into the hands of ordinary people to reach for the change that is necessary to secure us a livable future. 

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Canada's 2023 Wildfire Season

2 billion tonnes Co2 released 

6,551 Fires

5% of Canada's forests gone

240 000 Evacuated

18.5 Million Hectares burned

At least 8 Dead.

yet over 70% of Firefighters are volunteers. Forces have lost 30 000 firefighters since 2016. 

That's almost 4 times Canada's annual emissions, and equivalent to the emissions of 100 countries.

This season was 6x worse than average.

Canada's boreal forest was especially hit hard as we lose our last precious carbon sinks. 

Climate change is causing seasons to get hotter and drier. More smoke from wildfires produces more lightning, and this creates dangerous feedback loops. 

Those living in small northern communities, Indigenous communities especially, are facing the devastating impacts of the climate crisis first.  Over 42% of evacuees are Indigenous.

Including a nineteen year-old firefighter

enterprise-rubble-trucks.jpg

Canada's 2023 Wildfire Season

2 billion tonnes Co2 released 

6,551 Fires

5% of Canada's forests gone

200 000 Evacuated

18.5 Million Hectares burned

At least 6 Dead.

yet 70% of Firefighters are volunteers. Forces have lost 30 000 firefighters since 2016. 

That's almost 4 times Canada's annual emissions, and equivalent to the emissions of 100 countries

This season was 6x worse the average.

Canada's boreal forest was especially hit hard as we lose our last precious carbon sinks. 

Climate change is causing seasons to get hotter and drier. More smoke from wildfires produces more lightening, and this creates dangerous feedback loops. 

Those living in small northern communities - Indigenous communities especially, are facing the devastating impacts of the climate crisis first. 

enterprise-rubble-trucks.jpg

Canada's 2023 Wildfire Season

2 billion tonnes Co2 released 

6,551 Fires

5% of Canada's forests gone

240 000 Evacuated

18.5 Million Hectares burned

At least 8 Dead.

yet over 70% of Firefighters are volunteers. Forces have lost 30 000 firefighters since 2016. 

That's almost 4 times Canada's annual emissions, and equivalent to the emissions of 100 countries

This season was 6x worse than average.

Canada's boreal forest was especially hit hard as we lose our last precious carbon sinks. 

Climate change is causing seasons to get hotter and drier. More smoke from wildfires produces more lightening, and this creates dangerous feedback loops. 

Those living in small northern communities - Indigenous communities especially, are facing the devastating impacts of the climate crisis first.  Over 42% of evacuees are Indigenous.

Including a nineteen year-old firefighter.

Calls For a national firefighting agency

This is a no-brainer demand. Since the induction of the Last Generation Canada (formerly On2Ottawa) campaign, the federal NDP and Green parties have adopted our first demand: the call for a National Firefighting Agency. 

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citizen's assemblies

Establishing a National Firefighting Agency is the first bare-minimum step the government must take to address the climate and ecological crisis. 

Yet we cannot trust our political systems to protect us - since 1970, emissions have only risen by 90%. Our politicians have been bought, as their inaction on the climate crisis is sentencing us to death. 
 
We know the impacts of the climate crisis are going to continue to hit us, even if we stop all emissions today. We want to put the power back into the hands of ordinary people - to secure us a true democracy that can create solutions that best address the needs of everyone. 

Citizens assemblies are semi-randomly selected groups of ordinary people, who are then educated by experts to make decisions that best reflect the needs of the community. 

"If warming reaches or exceeds 2°C this century, mainly richer humans will be responsible for killing roughly 1 billion mainly poorer humans through anthropogenic global warming, which is comparable with involuntary or negligent manslaughter."

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our methods and activities.

There is a moral imperative to engage in nonviolent civil resistance. 
Research done on non-violent direct action shows that nonviolence is 2x as likely to succeed as violence, and that sustained, nonviolent direct action is the most effective tool to bring about fast and widespread change. Come to a social, event, or talk to learn more about the climate crisis and how you can get involved to change the world.







 

We can win. Apathy is not an option at this point. 

Read up on "Why Civil Resistance Works". 

"Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war"


- Martin luther king jr

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