Environmental Groups Across Canada
Do you want to get involved with environmentalism in your community? There is a good chance that there is an organization in your town, city, or region where you can learn about environmentalism, attend events and fundraisers, or volunteer your own time and effort. Below is a sample of some of the options available for both independent organizations, and regional or provincial eco-networks that can help you locate smaller groups in your area.
- Living Oceans Society
They strive to protect Canada’s oceans through sustainability management of sea life and coastal communities.
- Ancient Forest Alliance
This group aims to protect Canada’s old growth forest, while making sure that employment in the forestry industry remains sustainable.
- Nature Alberta
A network of groups and clubs dedicated to enjoying, studying, and preserving Alberta’s wildlife.
- Friends of Banff National Park Fellowship
The Fellowship offers educational opportunities, and appreciation of Banff’s natural and cultural heritage.
- Green Action Centre
Through home, work, school, and city education programs, they promote sustainable green living through resource conservation, and help develop and advocate environmental policy.
- The Manitoba Eco-Network
An affiliate of the Canadian Environmental Network, they link more than fifty smaller environmental groups throughout the province.
- Toronto Environmental Alliance
An activist group engaged in supporting environmental issues in Toronto and the surrounding area.
- Ontario Parks Association
Dedicated to enhancing, protecting, and educating about parks and other outdoor spaces.
- Les Cercles des jeunes naturalists (CJN)
CJN is a group who aim to inspire youth to increase interest in nature and the natural sciences.
- Four Green Steps
Operating online, they offer educational information and curriculum materials on green living, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.
- The Rivers Foundation/Fondation Rivières
Dedicated to raising public awareness about preserving rivers and waterways against pollution, privatization, and electric dam projects.
- Petitcodiac Riverkeeper
Leading efforts to restore, protect, and promote the watershed regions in New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy.
- East Coast Trail Association
Dedicated to the development, operation, and maintenance of the East Coast Trail.
- The Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
Encouraging communities to foster consideration, respect, and protection of the environment.
The New Brunswick Environmental Network
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network
Networks linking together multiple smaller organizations, to aid their communication and cooperation.
- Yukon Conservation Society
They perform research, advocacy, and educational tasks about environmental issues facing the Yukon.
- Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
Their mission is to respect and preserve Inuit hunting and harvesting rights and priorities, while conserving wildlife and wild habitats of the far north.
- The David Suzuki Foundation
Operating across Canada, they are an environmental science-based organization dedicated to protecting and balancing the needs of humans with the diversity of the natural world.
- The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition
Made up of a variety of youth environmental and other advocacy groups across the country, they aim to present and educate climate change as an issue facing society both locally, and globally.
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