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Good Neighbour Campaign

TEA has partnered with Environmental Defence Canada and Environment Hamilton to develop community-led Good Neighbour Campaigns (GNCs) in three Ontario communities.


These campaigns are based on the successful GNC model, developed by Ohio Citizen Action in the U.S., which use community mobilization and pressure to encourage local industries to reduce and prevent pollution, independent of legal and regulatory routes. 

The GNC model focuses on opening the lines of communication between industry and their neighbouring communities to create working relationship for positive change. 

To read more about the project, visit the Good Neighbour Campaign website.

GNC in Scarborough

Currently, TEA is working with a community in Scarborough to address odour, noise, ash and litter problems in the neighbourhoods surrounding Atlantic Packaging, a major industry and employer in Scarborough. 

The goal of the campaign is to bring together community residents, organizations and businesses to discuss local pollution issues resulting from Atlantic Packagings extensive operations and to ensure an open discussion and ongoing relationship to secure the safe and healthy future of residents and industry in Scarborough.

To read more about the campaign progress, to sign up for updates, or to get involved, visit the Good Neighbour Campaign website: www.goodneighbourcampaigns.ca.

How to report smells, releases, and spills

If you smell or see releases or spills from any industry, please report it to the Ministry of the Environment Pollution Hotline 1-866-MOE-TIPS (1-866-663-8477).

Your call can make us safer!

Fleetwood Fine Furniture GNC

In 2009, TEA worked with a community in Etobicoke concerned about toxic emissions from a nearby furniture finisher - Fleetwood Fine Furniture.

The campaign brought together concerned residents and families, captured media attention, and mobilized a community to research and take action on toxins in their neighbourhood. The campaign ended in November 2009 - read the campaign archive here.