The climate emergency has reached BC

Image Credit: Justin Mcelroy, CBC News
  • This past weekend, land and water defenders in Wet’suwet’en territories evicted Coastal Gaslink from their unceded lands. Indigenous resistance continues to do the heavy lifting on climate action and deserves our solidarity in these critical moments. Click here for ways you can support their fight right now.
  • A critical first step in phasing out fossil fuels is to put support programs in place for the workers and communities most impacted by this rapid and unprecedented shift. That is why thousands across Canada are calling on Justin Trudeau to keep his 2019 promise and pass a Just Transition Act. Add your name to the petition calling for this urgent climate action.
  • The writing is on the wall for Trans Mountain. In the last few months, construction of the pipeline has been interrupted by climate-fuelled extreme heat, wildfires, rain and mudslides. Imagine how much worse the devastation could have been if the pipeline had oil running through it. We cannot afford to let this project continue forward. Stay tuned for an online action on this topic we’re launching later this week.
  • First Nations’ Emergency Services Society works closely with First Nation communities, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and various other stakeholders to support the successful implementation of emergency management for First Nation communities in BC.
  • Cities across BC have opened Emergency Operations and Support Centres to help evacuees unable to return home due to flooding and wet weather. A current list of centres providing aid for all impacted by the BC storm can be found here.
  • A hub of verified online fundraisers has been created on GoFundMe for those wishing to contribute to relief efforts for evacuated towns and cities, or to individual families in need of assistance.
  • There is a fund for the township of Princeton — approved by town officials — and donations will be distributed at the local Energy One Fitness centre.
  • There is a community fund to rebuild the township of Merritt, where all 7,000 of its residents had to be evacuated. All donations will be distributed to residents to cover costs of repairs and restoration to their homes and to assist those who are not covered by the emergency services.
  • Hundreds of migrant farmworkers have been impacted by floods and mudslides. Migrant groups in BC are collecting funds to distribute supplies and pre-paid cards.
  • Volunteers at Surrey’s Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara have delivered thousands of cooked meals and essential goods for those stranded in Hope. They have been delivering non-perishable goods and cooked meals using private helicopters. If you live in the Lower Mainland, they have arranged for drop off of non-perishable food at 31631 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC or you can donate at
  • The Abbostford Disaster Reflief Fund has been set up by Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF), the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and the University of the Fraser Valley to support front-line agencies providing essential services to affected families and businesses. You can make a donation here.



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