Rising Tide Toronto (RTT) is a “grassroots collective that challenges environmental injustice and the root causes of climate change on Turtle Island through direct action, in solidarity with people’s struggles locally and globally.” Most recently RTT has been working especially on resisting tar sands production and pipeline projects. For instance, RTT has been working with other groups throughout Ontario and Quebec to stop the Enbridge Line 9 reversal.
RTT is “committed to stopping the destruction of Turtle Island and creating a just transition to sustainable livelihoods that foster local autonomy and self-sufficiency. Rising Tide Toronto tactics are diverse, effective and creative, taking a bottom-up approach to connecting the dots between colonialism, corporate power, climate disruption, social justice, and biocentrism. RTT believes that the systems that are destroying the planet are systems rooted in oppression, and therefore combating climate change is not just a matter of carbon emissions, but of confronting the institutions that destroy communities, cultures and the Earth.”