Ontario Chapter

Sanctuary - winter 2006

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2006

Places to Grow Act - how far will it go?, GasGuzzler tax misses the mark, McGuinty and others’s naked nuke support, Money Tree on charitable donations as investment, and more

Sanctuary - fall 2005

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2005

Campaign snapshots: Pickering Airport battles, Human River Art Party at Garrison Creek, more on ethical investments via Money Tree, this COP must stop global warming (Conference of the Parties), and more

Sanctuary - spring 2005

Publication Date: 
April 30, 2005

Mississauga needs more preserved nature, Front Street Extension ain’t dead yet, The Money Tree: Canadian investments bad for indigenous people, Peel Region Group is here! Sierra Club and the Big Tent, and more

Sanctuary - winter 2005

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2005

Pickering Airport version 2, SCO and One-Tonne Toronto, Greenbelt legislation passes!, the need for smart growth plan, Annual Algonquin Winter Outing wonderful, and more

Sanctuary - fall 2004

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2004

State of cycling in TO, our winter programs for EcoCertification, Waterfront Revitalization: is it sustainable? or doable?, Car Free Day, Mobility Week and more...

Sanctuary - summer 2004

Publication Date: 
August 30, 2004

A book-lover comes face-to-face with pulp(wood) fiction, citizens find Ministry of Environment process unfair, The Money Tree advice column, unsustainable waste management in the GTA, and more

Sanctuary - spring 2004

Publication Date: 
April 30, 2004

Leadership Challenge participant @ McGill ponders the ‘right’ way to lead, EarthStock: rockin’ out for the environment, step-by-step to your political empowerment, and more

Sanctuary - winter 2004

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2004

Galapagos Islands trip & conservation issues, Car Free Day = freedom for your feet,  a beginner's guide to global warming, why we need a gas tax... , and more

Sanctuary - Fall 2003

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2003

Red Hill Creek Expressway update, Eco-Certification program - learn to calculate your ‘ecological footprint’ and then how to decrease it!, report on Algonquin canoe trip, and more

Sanctuary - Summer 2003

Publication Date: 
August 30, 2003

Transportation victory in escarpment, Rouge natural disaster, sprawl campaign, GTA group and Quebec group wolf campaign updates, and more.

Sanctuary - Summer 2010

Publication Date: 
September 28, 2010

The summer wrap-up edition of Sanctuary leads off with a piece by Sierra Club Ontario’s new Chapter Coordinator

Forests and Wildlife

Canada's most important natural resource is its forests which provide timber, pulpwood, wildlife habitat and a wealth of recreational opportunities. But the forests are not limitless and all Canadians must share a renewed commitment to their wise use and management.

Within the conservation movement, sustainable forestry means forest practices that ensure that the structure, function and composition of the forest are maintained in perpetuity. It also entails the equitable distribution of forest resource benefits, and the opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way. After all, the forests of Ontario are ours—88% of forested land is Crown land, held for the people of Ontario in trust by the provincial government.

Environment and Diversity Program

Sierra Club Ontario (SCO) is a collaborative partner in the Environment and Diversity Project. The SCO is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion within the organization and in our outreach. The E&D Project is an exciting four-year collaborative initiative led by the Sustainability Network. SCO is one of the six environmental non- profit organizations partnered in this collaborative. Click here to see the other partners in this project.

Green Energy

Fossil fuels must steadily and gradually be replaced with cleaner and greener sources of renewable energy. This campaign promotes sources of energy that we can all breathe easy with.

Ontario's energy future can be based on renewable power and greater conservation. Dangerous, expensive nuclear and polluting coal must be phased out.

While specific events may require volunteers, this campaign is typically limited to a few highly knowledgeable green energy volunteers. The campaign chair is Christine Elwell and she can be reached at (christine.elwell<at>sympatico.ca).

Read more information about this important issue below. Topics include: Wind energy, the Green Energy Act, Energy Conservation, and Nuclear Power.

Opposing the Detroit River International Crossing

The governments of Canada, the United States, Ontairo and Michigan have come to the illogical conclusion that declining cross-border traffic requires a $5billion expenditure of public funds that will have a devastating impact upon Ontario's sensitive Prairie ecosystem and 8 Species recognized as Threatened or Endangered under the Species at Risk Act. Sierra Club Ontario is challenging the flawed Environmental Assessments conducted and approved by the Federal and Provincial governments on the grounds that a need for the project was not established and that the mitigation strategies to minimize the impact to the Species at Risk are scientifically inaccurate.

About The Ontario Chapter

The Sierra Club is a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, with most of our key work accomplished by member-volunteers. Sierra Club Canada has active chapters in every region of Canada, with offices in Ottawa, Victoria, Sydney, Corner Brook, Halifax, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto.

Our Mission is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including human communities by empowering Sierra Club members and the citizenry through education, advocacy, action and outdoor adventures.