Teaching at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies and Osgoode Law School, Deborah is a member of Whitefish River First Nation. She is a co-organizer of The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project. Her newest publication is "Mother Earth" in the free book published today, Earth Day 2020: An Insider's Guide to a Rapidly Changing Planet downloadable at https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/1109
YT: The IEJ Project
Dr. Dianne Saxe is one of Canada's most respected environmental lawyers and was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2015 to 2019. She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario's environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Now heading SaxeFacts Law Professional Corporation, providing legal and strategic inspiration and direction on climate, energy and environment. Substantial board experience.
YT: several media interviews and speeches, easily searchable
Carbon Pricing Petition Parliamentary Petition
Climate Caucas Letter to the Prime Minister
Jennifer has worked for over 25 years in social justice with and for Canadian churches, faith and activist networks.
Since 2012, she has served as the Executive Director of KAIROS, where churches join together, and peoples—Indigenous, settler and newcomer—come together in shared commitments to ecological justice and human rights.
A settler, Jennifer lives in Toronto on land governed by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.
F: KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
YT: Kairos Canada
For the Love of Creation - A Faith-based Initiative for Climate Justice
Dr. Sappong is a community family physician based in Toronto, passionate about environmental and social justice. She is the co-founderof PlasticFree Toronto, an educational platform devoted to environmental
sustainability, climate justice, and community resilience and has twice presented to participants of ClimateFast’s Kitchen Table Climate Conversations on climate and health.
F: Plasticfree Toronto