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Taking the Climate Justice Conversation Online

Kitchen Table Climate Conversation Webcast Series

Acknowledge, Imagine, Collaborate


The first webcast in the series encompasses how to talk about the climate and facilitate climate conversations, including how to engage emotions. We’ll explore the importance of these conversations right now, the urgent need for climate justice and a just and green recovery.

Monday March 1st, 7-9pm

*Conversational Context: A discussion about Climate Justice, Health and the Climate and of a Just, Green Recovery.

*Conversation Facilitation: How to facilitate conversations, including making space for emotions.

***Once registered, you will receive a zoom link prior to the event.

Some of the most important subjects are the most difficult to talk about! Perhaps they cause anxiety, present challenges or require change. Often they pose very real threats and impact us and the world around us profoundly. They can feel overwhelming and out of control. This is true of the many interconnected crises we face. It is true right now, with COVID-19. It is true ongoing, with the climate crisis.

So, what can we do to face the challenges and create the change required?

Talking about it is a good start! In fact, one of the most significant things we can do is to create a compassionate space for one another to share experiences, feelings and explore ideas.

With Kitchen Table Climate Conversations (KTCC’s), we suggest that you reach out and gather people round your virtual table for an open but structured conversation about climate justice.

To help empower these conversations, ClimateFast is running a series of KTCC webcasts on Monday nights throughout March - the 1st, 15th, 29th and April 12th between 7-9pm.

In a circle of conversational openness, we can acknowledge the impacts and challenges we face and the vital need for climate justice. We can spend some time expressing ourselves, fostering connection, empowering and inspiring each other. We can envision a better future and explore solutions and actions together.

The first webcast in the series encompasses how to talk about the climate and facilitate climate conversations, including how to engage emotions. We’ll explore the importance of these conversations right now, the urgent need for climate justice and a just and green recovery.

Speaker Line-up

Sigfried Hemming and Sophie Krouse - Fridays for Future Toronto

Steve Shallhorn - Toronto and York Region Labour Council

A representative of Africa Climate Action Initiative and Community Climate Action North Etobicoke

Dr. Antonia Sappong

Workshop Breakouts

KTCC Team - facilitation of KTCC's online

Henry Wai will lead a workshop using the Nonviolent Communication™ process and other approaches for empowerment, co-operation and relationship building.

Vince Schutt - will lead a workshop based on the Motivational Interviewing process.


KTCC’s help raise awareness about the climate emergency and how it is interconnected with the many crises we face. They centre the need to confront these crises in a just and urgent manner. More than ever, we need to question the status-quo, probe into what isn’t working, think outside the box and ask for more. KTCC attendees have the opportunity to acknowledge what we face and explore ideas together, imagining the best world going forward.

The conversation can help galvanize people to take on personal and political change to turn the emergency around. We need everyone’s experience, skills, vision and approach to do this and create a livable future for all. We need everyone.

For webcast two, we are running a climate conversation from start to finish!

Register for Part 2 here: A Model Conversation

Monday March 15th, 7-9pm

Participate in a Kitchen Table Climate Conversation.


The Kitchen Table Climate Conversational model depends on hosts and facilitators. As a host, you’d reach out and invite your existing contacts or foster new connections! As a facilitator you’d plan and run a conversation. There are three tiers of potential involvement.

- Do-it-yourself - host, facilitate. We have training, resources and coaching available.

- Host with Help - request to be matched with a co-facilitator or tech support.

- Host Only - with both a facilitator and tech support.

The KTCC is about making the space to learn, share emotions and discuss potential actions. Facilitators can try breakouts, lead a brainstorm or explore a specific change with the group. Attendees can also plan to stay in touch and work together afterwards or hold their own KTCCs.

In the third webcast of the series, we focus on how to take the conversation online, sharing tips for making the conversation interactive. In the second part, we’ll hear some stories about how holding conversations has gone for people and what we’ve learned! There will be a Q & A at the end of the webcast if you have any unanswered questions.

Register for Part 3 here: Technical Nuts & Bolts

Monday March 29th, 7-9pm

How to set up and run a zoom Conversation ( includes screen sharing, polls, managing chat and breakouts).

Stories and Tips.

Q & A


After a KTCC, attendees are ready to collaborate! Together, we can summon our collective energy to move into uncertainty, to embrace and encourage change and be there to support each other through it. In so many ways we need courage and in so many ways we are showing that we have it!

The fourth and final webcast in the series explores how to tailor a conversation and focuses a little more deeply on the last part of the KTCC agenda, ways of working together, actions and solutions and supporting one another.

Register for Part 4 here: Collective Courage

Monday April 12th, 7-9pm

How to approach and build engaging conversations for different circles.

Taking action and working together: Hear stories and tips about actions, working collaboratively and methods of engagement, including civic engagement.


Are you ready for a meaningful, compelling and interesting conversation. Make your unique KTCC a reality. Let’s get inspired together, to face the emergency and build a better world for all in the process!


Please note that all workshops will be recorded and made available on our website for viewing by the general public. You are welcome to turn off your video if you prefer. If you do not wish to be recorded at all, please do not attend this event. We apologize if this creates any difficulties. You are welcome to reach out to us so that we can try to accommodate you in future events.

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