THE LEAP MANIFESTO


A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another.

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THE LEAP MANIFESTO


A call for a Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another.

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Watch Video

DEMANDS
15

AUTHORS
Dozens

SIGNATORIES
50,000

THE VIDEO


BACKGROUND


The Leap Manifesto is a fifteen-point roadmap for how Canada can transition beyond fossil fuels while upholding Indigenous rights and creating a more just and caring country.

The writing of the manifesto was initiated in the spring of 2015 at a two-day meeting in Toronto attended by representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and food justice, environmental, faith-based and labour movements.

The meeting was convened to move beyond saying “no” to the worst attacks on our rights and environment, and to dream together about the world we actually want and how to get there. The text and demands of the manifesto were shaped by the contributions of dozens of people.

Beyond demands around the transition off of fossil fuels, the manifesto made connections to other social justice struggles with calls to: