About

Transition Initiative Kenora (TIK) is a community-led response to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy.  We're building a more resilient community and improving the quality of life for everyone in Kenora and the Treaty 3 area.

Alternatives to Energy East Kenora is TIK's community-led challenge to the proposed TransCanada Corp. Energy East pipeline project.

We are modelled on the global Transition Network with a few twists that reflect our regional culture and interests. The philosophy behind this movement is that if we wait for our governments to act, it will be too late. If we act as individuals, it will be too little. But if we act as a community, it might just be enough, just in time.

Transition activities include:

  • local food initiatives like community gardening, fruit shares, and harvesting and processing workshops
  • building DIY skills for urban homesteading, permaculture, seed saving, and other environmentally benign self-sufficiency skills
  • renewable energy projects and community renewable energy co-ops
  • maintaining tool and information libraries
  • supporting local currencies and a sharing economy
  • environmental education
  • and much more!