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How to Market and Fundraise for Social and Environmental Projects

On December 9th, 2021 RSI hosted a workshop on funding and support for climate and community resiliency solutions being developed as part of Community Climate Action in St. James Town (SJT). Getting projects off the ground takes work. We heard from experienced experts and finished with an open forum. Yasmin Glanville, RSI Founder and CCA-SJT Project […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Building Resilient and Connected Communities On November 30th, 2021, the Community Climate Action team hosted the second “built environment” focused workshop, featuring climate adaptation and resiliency building strategies and practices for high-rise communities, like St. James Town (SJT) and stakeholder members. The workshop was facilitated by Stantec’s Senior Climate Scientist, Dr. Norman Shippee and the […]

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Workshop Highlights: Getting Political Decision-makers to Support Your Work.

An objective of Community Climate Action (CCA) is to reduce the impact of climate change on high-rise communities like St. James Town (SJT). The November 9, 2021 workshop aimed to help people on the ground to discuss, frame and communicate their issues with policymakers and others, to bring systemic change. Our speakers were government officials […]

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Reimagined Future Climate Solutions Discovery Workshop

On October 26 Community Climate Action hosted the second of a two-part workshop co-facilitated by Project Lead Yasmin Glanville and Facilitator Wen Li. These workshops help empower people to develop scalable solutions to manage the escalating threat of climate change on high-rise communities like St. James Town in Toronto. Learn more about the first workshop. […]

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Reimagine the Future – Climate Solutions Discovery Workshop

On October 14, 2021 sustainability experts, futurists and passionate members of the St James Town (SJT) community came together to discover and share actionable solutions to the escalating impacts of climate change on urban high-rise communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Breaking into Solutions Discovery Groups, participants focused on seven climate-related challenges: Food, Shelter, Energy, […]

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What Are the Impacts of Climate Change on Building Stakeholders?

Community Climate Action in St James Town (SJT) was founded to help battle the impact of climate change on high-rise communities, by engaging the entire community. The goal is to help St. James Town become the best-prepared high-rise community in regard to climate change in the city. On Sept 23 climate consultant Shane O’Hanlon facilitated […]

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Unlocking Talent in St James Town: One Path is Entrepreneurship

“If opportunities don’t knock, build a doorway.” Milton Berle Many residents are foreign-trained professionals and newcomers who are struggling to find suitable work. Instead of waiting for an opportunity to knock, creating opportunities by starting a business is another option. As part of RSI’s Community Climate Action – St James Town-centered project – we have […]

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How Do You Lead in Today’s Changing Climate?

With a Leadership Frame of Mind, effective leaders are not only able to connect with individuals to increase engagement and retention, but they are also able to build loyalty and gain commitment.

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Unlocking St James Town Community’s Untapped Talent

WEBINARS September 9 & 15, 4pm to 5:30pm Why isn’t the wealth of talented people living in St James Town better known to the Toronto business community? We are working to change this narrative – one person and one group at a time. As part of RSI’s climate action project in St James Town, we […]