Climate Welcome will take place from November 5th – 8th 2015

Participants must choose one day to participate in the Climate Welcome Action and plan to arrive in Ottawa the evening before.


Participants are expected to attend an action training and complete legal briefing the evening before the action. These will take place on the evenings of November 4th – 7th. They will be approximately three hours long and they will all take place at the University of Ottawa.

Wednesday, Nov 4th Training

-6:00pm to 9:00pm — Room 121, MacDonald Building (MCD) , 150 Louis-Pasteur

Thursday, Nov 5th Training

– 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Room 121, MacDonald Building (MCD) , 150 Louis-Pasteur

Friday, Nov 6th Trainings

-5:00pm to 8:00pm — Room C03, Colonel By Building (CBY) C03 ,161 Louis-Pasteur  

-7:00pm to 10:00pm — Room 1150 Desmarais (DMS), 55 Laurier

Saturday, Nov 7th Trainings

– 5:00pm to 8:00pm — Room 2005, Faculty of Social Sciences Building (FSS)120 University  

– 7:00pm to 10:00pm — Room 257, Arts Building (Arts), 70 Laurier

Click here to RSVP to a training.

{Please check this page again on the day of your training, just to confirm the time and location}


Trainings map

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The University of Ottawa is along the Transitway, a dedicated bus route where many route pass from around town (ex: 8, 85, 86, 95, 96, 97, etc.) . There are two Stops: Laurier stop (North end) and Campus stop (South end).


There is paid parking at a few spots in and around campus, notably at the corner of Osgoode and King Edward, as well as under the Desmarais building (access from Nicholas street). Free parking is available after 5:30PM on residential streets to the east. Be warned that on weekdays there are a lot of students that park there for night classes, so it might require going further away from campus and a bit of walking.

Meeting Point

Every morning from November 5th – 8th we will gather at Green Island/Rideau Falls Park at 9:30 AM and from there we will march to 24 Sussex Drive.  

  • There will be a mandatory action briefing at 10:00 am
  • The action will start at 11:00 AM
  • Each day, the arts team will provide props, banners and gifts to participants.

Map of starting point and 24 Sussex #2

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OC Transpo Bus #9 runs regularly along Sussex from downtown.


On weekdays, parking limit is 1 hour on Stanley ave, and on most other streets further east of Sussex where parking is allowed there is a 4 hour time limit, (see map above). On weekends there should be no time limit. We suggest taking public transit during the week.

To learn more about the action design for each day, click here

What to Bring and What to Wear

  • Dress for the weather — layer as necessary, we’re recommending semi-formal attire
  • Snacks & water
  • Blanket (for warmth or sitting on)
  • 24hrs of prescription medication (if you need to take medication) 

What not to bring:

  • Weapons, drugs, alcohol
  • Sticks, sharp objects etc


  • If you are participating in the sit-in and have particular physical or other accessibility concerns either for the walk over or the sitting part, let organizers know ahead of time so that we can accommodate your accessibility needs. You can email [email protected]