Amelia Penney-Crocker

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Amelia Penney-Crocker
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BornNovember 12th 2005
Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Climate Social justice activist
  • Actor
  • Writer

Amelia Penney-Crocker (born November 12th 2005) is a Canadian climate change and social justice activism, actor, and writer who is known for challenging Canadian elected official to take action against climate change and systemic oppression. Penney-Crocker came into the public eye during her highly publicized letter-writing campaign in 2019.[1], which entailed her writing a letter a day to Justin Trudeau every week for a year. She is also a published author and has co-authored 3 children's literature[2][3][4].

Early Life and Education

Penney-Crocker was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia [5]. She attended St. Catherine’s elementary school and in her Preadolescences, Halifax Regional Centre for Education[6]. She has been attending Citadel High School since 2020[7].

Personal Life

Although her work largely centers around the climate crisis [8], Penney-Crocker is open about her support for many other politically-progressive and grassroots lobbying movements [9]. At the age of 12, she was commissioned by Peaceful Schools International to co-author [10] three children’s books concerning conflict resolution skills, which gained widespread media attention. Apart from politically-focused activities, Penney-Crocker is actively engaged in athletics and in the arts. She holds a black belt (martial arts) in taekwondo, and is a musical theatre actor who has participated in YPCo productions with the Neptune Theatre (Halifax, Nova Scotia)[11]. She can play the piano and enjoys musical composition her own music. Penney-Crocker has named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jacinda Ardern, Taylor Swift, and her mother as her primary role model. She is close friends with Rae Steeves[12], a fellow Nova Scotian climate activist.



In 2019, Penney-Crocker became involved with the school strike for climate For Future movement and since then has organized, led, and spoken at some of the biggest protest in nova scotia [13][14]. December 11th of the same year, she began her letter-writing political campaign [15][16]. Her campaign gained media coverage and followed her writing one letter a week to the justin trudeau Prime Minister in an effort to combat climate change mitigation[17]. She has also worked with Children's First Canada, a children’s rights organization with the aim of improving quality of life for children in Canada[18]. In 2021, she was featured in “The Women's Issue” as a notable female activist[19][20]. Penney-Crocker is currently part of a grassroots movement to pressure government officials to lower the voting age in Canada to 16. In September of 2021, she announced that she had joined the literary agent 5 Otter Literary as an author[21][22]


  • The Fairy Ring (2018)[23]
  • The Enchantress From Canada (2018)[24]


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