Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Toronto350 is in solidarity with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and their Supreme Court of Canada case to fight for their constitutional rights of being consulted and stop Enbridge Pipeline Inc from transporting diluted bitumen through their community. Do you want to help?

1. To make an online donation click here OR to reduce admin fees being deducted for online transactions, use an email money transfer to Chippewas of the Thames First Nation: ccouchie@cottfn.com; or bank transfer directly to Chippewas of the Thames First Nation BMO account 2915 1998348 001; or mail cheque or money order to Chippewas of the Thames (mark Legal Fund on bottom of cheque), 320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, Ontario N0L 1Y0. For further info click here.

2To order a beautiful feather lapel pin, go to www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SupportCOTTFN?ref=search_shop_direct

Costs $10.00 plus shipping

 

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If you can help out, please contact cottfnfundraising@toronto350.org.

Each week we update our fundraising work plan and the following day we discuss it with representatives of the Chippewas of the Thames, to hear their ideas and obtain their approval.

DONATIONS AT EVENTS - TO DATE

Members of Toronto350 raised $1600 at the September 19th presentation by Naomi Klein in Toronto. She referred to the Supreme Court of Canada case during her talk and encouraged the audience to "give generously to those people with the buckets."

We also distributed 500 flyers that provide information about the campaign, along with the gofundme web page. We are expecting additional donations online by people who attend events where we collect donations.

Since then we have collected as follows:

. (via the International Socialists) $511.64 at Maude Barlow's talk at Trinity St. Paul's Church, September23, 2016.

. This was followed by a collection at an International Socialists meeting on September 25th, of $150.00. 

. October 1 "Decent Jobs" rally, collected $431.75

. October 2 Climate Change Film Series, collected $800.00

. October 10, Idle No More round dance and protest Yonge & Dundas, collected $165.65

. October 12, International Socialists panel with Crystal Sinclair and Myeengun Henry, collected $1,135.00

. October 18, David Suzuki spoke at Planet In Focus film series, collected $172.30

. October 19, Avi Lewis spoke at OPSEU hall, collected $172.30 in bucket (and OPSEU Toronto Area Council pledged $250)

.November 1, Ellen Gabriel - Climate Change and Indigenous sovereignty - Ryerson - collected $274.00

. November 3-5 at OISE - Decolonizing Conference, collected $112.85

. November 5 Standing Rock Rally  - collected $46.25 (not actively bucketing out of respect for SR, but people donated anyway)

. November 13 Make racists Afraid rally  - collected $159.10

. November 19 Anti-Trump rally November 19th - collected $80.00

. November 19th fundraising dinner raised $5,587.00

. November 19th donations at anti-Trump rally $80.00

. November 20th political theatre organized by Rising Tide and theatre partners raised $1,565.00

. October/November donations collected at Patagonia store in Toronto $ 64.15

. various locations, leafleting by East End Against Line 9, September - November $700.00

.November 30 - Supreme Court of Canada rally - collected $103.30

 

Please let us know if you can volunteer to collect donations.

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 OTHER DONATIONS

Trade Unions:

. Steelworkers Local 8300 passed a motion September 29/16 to donate $1,000.00   

. OPSEU Toronto Area Council approved $250.00 on October 19 

. CUPE 3907 (at OISE) donated $500.00

. CUPE 7797 donated $150.00 

. Toronto Elementary School Teachers $1,000.00

. York University CUPE 3903 donated $3,000.00 in November

Student groups:

. Ontario level, Canadian Federation of Students, donated $2,000 October 15th

. Continuing Education Students Association Ryerson, donated $500.00

. University of Toronto Graduate Students Union, October donated $2,000.00

. Canadian Federation of Students, national, November donated $2,000

. University of Toronto undergrad. student union donated $2,000 in December

We are approaching numerous unions, faith groups and others for donations.

 

Other environmental Groups:

. Climate Convergence, Vancouver, November donated $100.00

 

Product Sales:

. t-shirts (to end of November) $240.00

 

IF YOU WANT TO HELP WITH FUNDRAISING please email cottfnfundraising@toronto350.org