The City of Toronto declared a climate emergency in Toronto following the Global Climate Strike on September 27.
Cathy Crowe, a street nurse and a distinguished professor at Ryerson University, believes that the city should be doing more to address individuals in Toronto that are most affected by climate change, the homeless.
I interviewed Cathy in mid-October at a Starbucks near the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, right before she was expected to speak at a panel regarding her book, A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse.
She’s been advocating on behalf of marginalized communities for 30 years and she calls for the city to do more to recognize that the homeless are the ones most impacted by the climate crisis.
Josephine Grey, a human rights organizer, has been working in the field for more than 30 years in Toronto and has watched Cathy grow into the individual she is today. She shares her sentiments about the housing crisis and the impact that climate change has on vulnerable people in the city.
Listen to this six minute and five second long audio story in Cathy Crowe’s eyes, about how the climate crisis affects the city’s homeless. Her statements are supported by human rights organizer, Josephine Grey.