SR Gray

I’m a stay-at-home father of two young boys in Canada, currently working toward obtaining a diploma in accounting. I’ve lived in 18 different cities in the provinces of Ontario & British Columbia.

Mastodon: @srgray@climatejustice.social

Web: https://solarpunkcanuck.ca

  • 2 Posts
  • 4 Comments
Joined 18d ago
cake
Cake day: Dec 30, 2021

help-circle
rss

Considering the University’s ongoing obstinance throughout the bankruptcy proceeding, I would be very surprised if the university even exists in the next 5 years. …


The Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury is a grassroots group of citizens and community groups who share a vision of Sudbury as a green, healthy and engaged community. Over 1400 people have pledged their support for this vision. …


Business Improvement Association. They generally organize events and work to promote businesses within specific neighbourhoods (ie Downtown, Sparks Street, Donovan, etc). They aren’t everywhere, but they tend to get funds from municipal & provincial governments to help provide certain events & services in their area. What they do and how they provide their services directly impacts those who live & shop in the neighbourhoods whose businesses they represent.


I’m happy you’ve volunteered to take over. I just started with the fediverse and it’d be sad to have to restart already.

I’m not terribly technical, but I look forward to helping build up the content. If there’s a way I can help, let me know.


Definitely true, but there’s no reason we can’t use something like the Fediverse to do better by each other. Individuals & local communities need to work together to build the world we want to see.


The Canadian, various Provincial & Municipal governments can (and will) provide some basic direction they (or the specific economists/think tanks/lobbyists/etc they consult) think will best move the Canadian economy overall out of recession.

This does not mean they will do anything for individuals. They likely won’t do anything that we, as individuals, directly see.

And we shouldn’t.

In most countries (including Canada), it’s not a government’s job to guide individuals directly. It’s the government’s job to provide general direction at the level & for the areas they are responsible for minding.

The closer the level of government to the individual, the more their actions affect individuals directly. To see how a plan is being implemented (or ignored), look to your neighbourhood BIA & community groups first, then municipal governments & chambers of commerce, and work your way up. The further up you go, the less specific any plans or interventions become.

Inevitably, it has always come down to individuals and their immediate community to create their way forward. The only difference between the past & now, is that we can share our best practices online.