Our current work
In addition to our usual behind-the-scenes work supporting communities impacted by Canadian mining, participating in coalitions, and showing up for other grassroots movements in Toronto, here are some of the campaigns and projects we’re working on right now.
Protecting the Attawapiskat River
The Friends of the Attawapiskat River are a coalition of impacted community members and allies focused on protecting the Attawapiskat watershed and surrounding area from the potential harms of mining in Treaty 9 around the area referred to as the Ring of Fire. As part of our work with this coalition, we are working to build solidarity for this cause amongst grassroots allies in southern Ontario.
Toxic Toronto App
Based on a walking tour of Toronto’s financial district that we ran for many years, this app aims to help you untangle the secret webs of power and money that connect Toronto to some of the most harmful and toxic mining and extractive projects around the world.
Every year, the world’s largest mining convention takes place right here in Toronto. And for the last several years MISN has resisted or directly disrupted it in various ways.
Call for Imaginings
What could a world without extractivism look like? We have a long history of disrupting mining industry spaces, giving echo to the millions of voices around the world who say “YES” to life and “NO” to mining. When the PDAC convention went online in 2021 because of the pandemic, we wanted to take the opportunity to imagine: what if the world’s largest mining convention never came back?
We put out a call for art, and are now thrilled to present the results.
Mining in Schools
What would you want your kids to learn about mining in school? MISN is currently working on a campaign focused on reducing the impact of mining industry propaganda in the Toronto elementary and secondary school system. We’re still in the early stages of development, but click “learn more” to find out how you might be able to contribute right now!
We’re always getting up to lots of new solidarity initiatives and exciting projects. Check out our latest updates here.
interested in helping out?
There are lots of ways to contribute to the ongoing work of fighting for mining justice in the city of Toronto.