Community Climate Action St. James Town

In response to search for solutions to the escalating impacts of climate change on hi-rise communities in Canada, RSI is leading a Community Climate Action (CCA) project, centred in St. James Town (SJT), Toronto in collaboration with and by SJT members.

Driven by the vision of a more inclusive, healthy, and resilient multi-residential community, this project is designed to provide a broad platform for residents, landlords and other people in the SJT community to voice their thoughts and discover actionable solutions to some of the key social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate.


Community Climate Action (CCA) is a collaborative project by Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI) and Trinity Life/New Common, and is partly funded by Government of Canada.

Rethink Sustainability Initiatives (RSI) is Not-for-Profit “think and do” organization that engages, advises and partners with thought leaders, innovators, and organizations to advance the sustainability and resiliency of businesses, institutions and communities to thrive into the future. We provide access to progressive leaders and actionable insights for Canadians and our global partners through formal and informal discussions, community projects, action learning accelerators, digital and print publications and education. 

Trinity Life is a non-profit, faith-based organization serving Toronto to create healthy communities through collaboration. The New Common is an organization started through Trinity Life that seeks to empower communities in domain engagement through asset-based community development. Over the past eight years, Trinity Life has served to empower and push forward community development efforts in Regent Park and in St James Town.

Community Climate Action project is partly funded by Government of Canada. Through its Climate Action Fund (CAF), Environment and Climate Change Canada supports climate actions in communities across the country. The objective of projects funded under the program is to raise awareness of climate change and build capacity in order to increase climate actions that contribute to Canada’s clean growth and climate change plan.


Yasmin Glanville

Project Lead, Strategy and Partnerships

Madelyn Webb

Climate Education and Communications

Michael Seaman

SJT Stakeholder Engagement, Facilitator


May 18, 2021


Public consultation:
Learn more about the project, provide your input, meet the team members, and be part of the solution for St. James Town!

May 21, 2021


Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ Community Climate Action Ambassador Program provides residents, and/or those with a commitment to St James Town, the opportunity to grow leadership skills, develop valuable project management skills, learn resident climate/resiliency strategies and actions, review high-rise community and technical innovations, network with peers, meet relevant professionals, and create climate action initiatives in their communities.

June 8, 2021



Be part of CCA initiative. We believe in people, their strengths, local relationships and collaborations, and widening the social networks to support and collaborate with our urban communities. You can get involved in different ways.

Participate in our events. We hold several engagement events and workshops. We would also encourage you to spread the word among your family, friends and community members to make this collective climate action possible.


Be part of the solution. Help us discover actionable solutions to the key social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change on St James Town and other urban communities in Toronto.

Volunteer with us. Give your time and make a tangible difference to you and your community. Share your skills and with your help, we can make transformational impact through our initiative.

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