Join the Youth Climate Collective this summer and take your environmental activism to the next level!
LSA will be hosting a 3-part YCC Summer Series to advocate for parks and the environment. Events will include an educational tour of an Etobicoke park, rock-painting, poster-making, and teachings about public rallies. Guests will also have an opportunity to chat with YCC members about their artwork and activism projects.
These community events are led by the Youth Climate Collective. Community members of all ages are invited to drop in and head out at your convenience!
Free admission for all events but registration is strongly encouraged. Parents/Guardian consent required for those below 17 years.
Climate Art in the Park
Presented with Artist Alexandra Iorgu
July 23, 2022 | 11:00am-2:00pm | FREE Admission
Join us and Lakeshore Art’s Youth Climate Collective at Marie Curtis Park for a collective poster-making workshop. With the guidance of artist Alexandra Iorgu, participants will learn how to convey key messages about climate change through visual language and use provided sustainable materials to craft their own posters. Posters will be collected following the workshop to be used at our final summer series event: a public rally against climate change.
This series is presented with artist, Alexandra Iorgu.
Location: 2 Forty Second St, Etobicoke, ON M8W 3P2
Accessibility: This event has access to two washroom facilities. It is accessible by transit and has three on-site parking lots. The event will take place on grass about 10 feet off a wheelchair accessible path. Free masks and sanitizer will be available for participants. This is a drop-in event, participants can join and leave at their convenience. Limited chairs, tables, and mats will be available, please consider bringing a mat or chair for your comfort.
Community Rally for Climate Justice
Presented with Community Organizer Graham Budgeon
August 7, 2022 | 1:00-2:30pm | FREE Admission
For this YCC Summer Series event, join us at Amos Waites Park to share stories, thoughts, and concerns around the climate crisis, develop chants, and rally at the park to demand for immediate action. Participants will also get to chat with YCC members about their climate artwork and passions. Anyone who created a poster in the previous summer series event is invited to return and use these for the rally. All are welcome to join in the fight for climate justice!
Location: 2441 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1C5
Accessibility: This event has access to two washroom facilities and is wheelchair accessible. It is accessible by transit and has one on-site parking lot. Free masks and sanitizer will be available for participants. This is a drop-in event, participants can join and leave at their convenience.
Local Heritage Tour and Rock Painting
Presented with Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre
August 20, 2022 | 2:00-3:30pm | FREE Admission
Join us and Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre for our final a hands-on workshop and guided tour of Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Learn about YCC’s climate artwork and paint rocks that will be displayed in an outdoor community art mosaic entitled “Our Community Rocks.” Trace the history of the Lake Shore grounds in South Etobicoke, including Indigenous roots, sustainability initiatives, and the development and preservation of local ecological and natural green spaces.
Location: 17 3155 Lake Shore Boulevard West (Humber College, G Building)
Accessibility: This event has access to public washrooms. It is accessible by transit and has three on-site parking lots. The guided tour will take place on a mobility accessible route. Free masks and sanitizer will be available for participants. This is a drop-in event, participants can join and leave at their convenience.
The YCC Summer Series is supported by the TD Park People Grants program
The TD Park People Grants program is providing essential funding to support park groups in delivering over 216 awesome nature-based activities that foster environmental education, sustainability and stewardship in cities across Canada. Together, TD and Park People are helping to bring Canadians together to unlock the power of parks because they know that when people are connected to nature in their parks and communities, people are happier and communities feel more connected to nature and each other.
Park People supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada.
TD is providing funding to this event as part of the The Ready Commitment. TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. That’s why TD launched The Ready Commitment in March 2018, a new multi-year program to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, please visit www.td.com/thereadycommitment