Drawdown Toronto is a federal not-for-profit organization dedicated to using the Drawdown framework and approach to support climate action. We work to demystify climate action and accelerate implementation of climate solutions.

Despite becoming a registered non-profit, we remain close to our roots as local community-based group driven by passionate volunteers. Incorporation is a signal of our commitment to the drawdown approach and our belief in the power of climate solutions. It frees up our core volunteers to dedicate themselves to what truly matters: driving the low-carbon revolution. We have a Board of Directors to build the infrastructure and processes to ensure long-term continuity and to facilitate our work.

Drawdown Toronto was started in early 2018 as a project of Unify Toronto and became an independent initiative later that year. Throughout the first year, we organized a series of introductions to Drawdown, sectoral events, and a course, that together put vital information about how we can reverse global warming in participants’ hands, connected them with other change makers, and galvanized their action with a new sense of optimism and agency.

Our activities

We have focused our activities in two broad areas:

Thinking

Education and engagement
We engage and inspire public and private audiences to make change happen through presentations, workshops, seminars and courses, online and offline.

Presenting

Advocacy
We engage with politicians and other policy-makers to promote a positive and pragmatic solutions based approach to climate action.

Illustration of Drawdown Toronto by Patricia Kambitsch.
Illustration from the early days of Drawdown Toronto, illustrating its promise and values. Created by Patricia Kambitsch.