Is The Climate Crisis Beyond Hope?



We are delighted with the reception the 2017 TCff has received to date from appreciative audiences of engaged people!
There are still seats available for our Beyond Crisis film screenings at the following locations:

Linda Swanston from the City of Toronto's Environment and Energy division will be present on October 29th to discuss TransformTO, Toronto’s long term climate action plan. For more info:

Beyond Crisis features lots of our own local Toronto voices - and some major international and indigenous voices!

Cast includes: Emmay Mah, Alice Zhu, Amanda Lewis, Angela Bischoff, Ann Russell, Rob  Shirkey, John Clarke, Kevin Farmer, Mike Nickerson and Paul Beckwith, alongside Naomi Klein, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Leo di Caprio, Ellen Gabriel, Van Jones, and James Hansen.  Cheryl McNamara is in there too!
Not to be missed!  Very positively received by our first audience in Etobicoke - these are the premiere screenings of this film in TO!

Please make mention of our upcoming film screening in your newsletters, on your websites and through social media.  Attend a screening and then spread the word! 

ClimateFast is currently focused on ensuring that Toronto City Council fully funds TransformTO in the 2018 municipal budget.  We are drawing on our contacts and new acquaintances to put pressure on individual Councillors in advance of the budget vote.  Stay tuned to hear more about our November 8th TransformTO Advocacy Workshop.


The Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) is a ClimateFast and Roots Collaborative project funded by Environmental Defence.
Workshops are open to all and are this coming week: 

  • Tuesday October 24th at the Tool Library 830 St. Clair Ave. W (north side east of Winona) 7 – 8 pm Book ticket:
  • October 28th at the Oakwood Library3 – 4 pm, 341 Oakwood Ave., Register:
  • Sunday October 29th3 – 4 pm at Maria Shchuka Library, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W.  Book ticket:

You will also learn about the city’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), an initiative designed to improve your home’s energy efficiency and save you money. TransformTO will also be discussed, so join us!  More info is available at

‘Beyond Crisis’ is a new film by Toronto filmmaker Kai Reimer-Watts, and these four screenings are Toronto premiere events.  The film is a story of hope in a rapidly changing world affected by climate change. The film is an inspiring call to action as told by over 50 unique voices across Canada and the world.

The Director will attend for the q and a and we will also have a short presentation on how to support TransformTO, the City’s climate action plan, through advocating for full funding in the City’s 2018 budget.
All screenings are free, however donations will be invited in support of the film’s rollout and educational activities to engage more people in climate activism. – Watch Trailer – Visit Film Website
with thanks to our sponsor groups: