Category Archives: Events

Save the Date: Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the Thunder Bay Council of Canadians’ Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Waverley Library Auditorium.

Come and review our last year’s activities, and participate in planning for 2016. Discuss what our local priorities should be, what campaigns to participate in, lobbying focus, new topics of interest, and other topics. Everyone is welcome, and this would be a good time to connect with other like-minded people in a non-pressure environment.



Save the date! Upcoming sessions for Community Think Tanks

Community Discussions upcoming!  The Thunder Bay chapter is hosting 3 of these, topics TBA, focused on making recommendations to all levels of government.  Come and help make the peoples’ voice heard!

The influence of large, often multi-national, corporations has had a significant cost to our democracy. Council of Canadians will be hosting community sessions to gain better insight into corporate tactics and how we can regain the power of the people.

FIRST SESSION: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. Regular sessions to take place on the second Tuesday of every month.



Hundreds attend climate walk, putting a local lens on a global issue

Thunder Bay —  Sunday’s climate walk drew an amazing local response, attracting 200 people who marched from Hillcrest Park to downtown Port Arthur for the screening of “This Changes Everything”, a film by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, based on the book by the same name authored by Naomi Klein.


“We are so pleased to have had such a great turnout here, and to be part of such a huge movement worldwide is so exciting.  This is a people’ s movement which our leaders cannot ignore: we hope that it will contribute to positive, clear and binding results at the COP21 in Paris,” said Ruth Cook, chair of the Thunder Bay Council of Canadians.



Across the world, Sunday’s Global Climate March broke records as the largest climate mobilization in history! From Sao Paulo to Sydney, 785,000 people shook the ground in over 2,300 events in 175 countries, united in one voice calling for a 100% clean energy future to save everything that we love. It was front page media worldwide, and the impact is already being felt at the summit in Paris.


People’s Climate Walk: March in Solidarity on Nov 29th


March in solidarity this Sunday, November 29 for the People’s Climate Walk! This Thunder Bay event will be one of thousands across the globe on the eve of the Paris UN Climate Conference. We hope to see you there to show the importance of local involvement in global events.

Meet at Hillcrest Park at 1 pm. By 1:15 pm we’ll walk to Paramount Theatre on Court Street for a screening of Avi Lewis’s film, This Changes Everything at 2 pm (walk participants get priority entry). The film will be followed by a discussion focused on the needs of our collective future.

Injured Workers’ Open Meeting to discuss Federal Election

Join the Thunder Bay & District injured workers for their monthly open meeting for a discussion about the Federal Election. In addition, news from across      Canada will be on the agenda.

When: Thursday October 15 at 7 pm

Where: Lakehead Labour Centre

All Candidates forum coming up

An all-candidates forum for the Thunder Bay Rainy River Riding & Thunder Bay Superior-North Riding will take place on Thursday, October 8th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall.

Please share widely among your contacts, and come prepared with questions for the candidates!


Be a part of the CoC annual conference!

The Council of Canadians is bringing together chapter activists, supporters and allies for a dynamic weekend of public forums, workshops and panels at its Annual Conference and 30th Annual Business Meeting, titled Imaginations: Reframing our Collective Future from October 23-25, 2015 in Windsor, Ontario.  You can be a part of it!

There is one travel-subsidized spot available for a Thunder Bay Council of Canadians supporter (the participant would be required to pay for accommodation, conference fees, etc).

Anyone who is interested can email for details.

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Microplastics: How do they affect you?

microplasticsPlastic pebbles, known as microplastics, are becoming increasingly prevalent in our waterways. Join the discussion on how they are hurting fish, wildlife, and may even be damaging human health.

EcoSuperior and Science North are sponsoring a Science Café entitled Microplastics and You, with support from EarthCare Thunder Bay on September 17, 2015.  Join  Dr. Sherri Mason, Chair of the Environmental Sciences Faculty at the State University of New York and Dr. Paul Helm, Senior Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in a discussion about microplastics and how they affect you.

When: September 17th, 7 p.m.

Where: A Little to the Left (Gargoyles Grille & Ale)

Cost: Free (light refreshments provided). Cash bar.

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