Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.

Millions of children and students across the globe have been striking on Fridays to demand action on the climate crisis from all levels of government and civil society. The international Fridays for Future movement, sparked by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s one-person protest, has gained widespread support from youth in Canada.

Long before that, young Indigenous people from communities severely affected by climate and ecological breakdown have been courageously speaking up. Autumn Peltier, for example, from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory, started advocating for safe drinking water and clean waterways in 2013, at the age of eight. She addressed the UN General Assembly last year at age 13 and, earlier this year, was named chief water commissioner by Anishinabek Nation.

Young climate activists are now calling on people of all ages to join them in a week of Global Climate Strikes from September 20 – 27.

Upcoming events

Friday, September 27: Global General Strike for Climate Action

The big day of action across Canada. RSVP here for updates

Schedule for general participants

  • 12:00 pm: Meet at Churchill Square
  • 12:30 pm: March from Churchill Square to the Alberta Legislature Grounds
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Rally at the Legislature Grounds featuring speakers & performers

Schedule for University of Alberta students

RSVP on Facebook and Our Time. Follow the Facebook event discussion for updates

  • 11:30 am: Meet at the Main Quad, then march to the Alberta Legislature Grounds
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Rally at the Legislature Grounds featuring speakers & performers

Schedule for MacEwan University students

RSVP on Facebook and Our Time. Follow the Facebook event discussion for updates

  • 12:00 pm: Meet at the outdoor space by the clocktower (subject to change), then march to the Alberta Legislature Grounds
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Rally at the Legislature Grounds featuring speakers & performers

Past events

Friday, September 20

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22

Join us

Stand in solidarity with young people in Edmonton during the week of action, and especially for the climate strike on September 27, to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone.

We’ll keep you updated about Global Climate Strike activities in Edmonton and how you can best support.

Spread the word

You can help us make this thing as big as possible by spreading the word throughout your network. Our social media promo kit has lots of pre-written posts and graphics for you to use.

Here are three quick actions you can take that will really help:

Get your workplace involved

Employees of various Edmonton workplaces have already reached out to ask about participating in the Global Climate Strikes and businesses and organizations around the world have started to announce their solidarity with climate strikers. The fact is, there is a clear, scientific consensus around the crisis of climate change and it’s going to take all of us to make the changes necessary to preserve our future.

We created a Google Form to make it easy for you to let us know how you can support the Edmonton Climate Strike. Fill it out now and we’ll get in touch!