The November 7th Good Green Jobs for All Conference was an amazing success. It brought together over 600 union members, community activists, environmentalists, youth and elected representatives to address key issues for the future economy of greater Toronto, and to build a green movement for all with good jobs, equity and social justice, and environmental sustainability.
The overwhelming response resulted in one hundred more participants than the organizers planned for, and registration needing to be cut off two days before the event. It was a standing room only crowd in the plenary room.
Keynote speakers were Clayton Thomas-Muller, an Aboriginal environmental activist, Tonika Morgan, a member of the Medina Collective and a young community movement builder, and Peter Tabuns, former Executive Director of Greenpeace and currently MPP for Toronto Riverdale.
The Good Jobs for All (GJFA) Coalition is extremely happy with the conference, the diversity of participants and the dialogue which took place in the workshops. We have developed a Framework for Action out of the recommendations from the workshops, which will help to guide our work for the next couple of years.