Atlantic Canada Chapter
Formed in 2000, the Atlantic Canada Chapter has over a thousand members, friends and supporters in all four Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador), and supports communities on issues such as industrial farming, sustainable forestry, sustainable mining, and contaminated lands.
The chapter is coordinated out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an active local group in Cape Breton. Our campaigns include fighting oil and gas exploration off the coast of Cape Breton, working for safe cleanup of the Sydney Tar Ponds, helping the struggle against the Digby Neck Mega-quarry, and protecting the Tobeatic Wilderness Reserve, as well as many other issues.
British Columbia Chapter
In 1969, a small grassroots group of British Columbians began a campaign to protect the spectacular forests and lakes of the Nitinat Triangle and West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. There were no Canadian environmental groups working on forest and wilderness issues at that time, so they joined forces with the US Sierra Club - "the world's first environmental activist organization." The group became the first Sierra Club affiliate in Canada, later joining Sierra Club Canada when it was formed.
Since 1969, Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter, has been working for the protection and stewardship of British Columbia's natural heritage. We work with our members and local groups to protect the province's last remaining wild spaces, encourage responsible use of our forest and marine resources, educate the next generation, and promote sustainable communities.
Formerly, the Eastern Canada Chapter, the Ontario Chapter of Sierra Club of Canada actively addresses the environmental concerns of people living in Ontario. Our members lead campaigns for clean air, water, and the protection of urban, rural and wilderness environments. Through political and community initiatives, the Ontario Chapter encourages positive change and mobilizes governments, industries and individuals to do the same.
Our Chapter has several long-standing campaigns including the Ontario Off Coal campaign; the Car Free Day / Responsible Transportation campaign; the Green Energy campaign; the Water Quality / Sludge campaign; the Challenge to Sprawl campaign; and the Forest and Wildlife campaign.
Section régionale Québec Quebec Chapter
Actif depuis 1963, le Sierra Club du Canada a des sections locales et des groupes dans tout le Canada. Notre section du Québec, qui ne cesse de croître, est actif dans la région de Montréal et ailleurs. Notre siège social est situé dans la région dOttawa/Gatineau. Le Sierra Club du Canada a élaboré dimportantes campagnes nationales à lintérieur de ses quatre principaux programmes : santé et environnement, protection de la biodiversité, atmosphère et énergie, transition vers une économie viable.
The SCC Québec Chapter is committed to the protection and restoration of the natural environment of Québec. We have active groups in the Montreal region and elsewhere. The Sierra Club has been involved on a wide variety of issues ranging from the protection of wildlife and wilderness, loss of biological diversity, climate change, sustainable energy, nuclear waste, environmental toxins, clean air and water, and genetic engineering.
Sierra Club of Canada Prairie Chapter was founded in 1995. We work in cooperation with Sierra Club Canada national office as well as the Eastern Canada Chapter, Atlantic Canada and B.C. chapters. We also participate with the Sierra Club U.S. on transboundary environmental issues.
Since opening our office in Edmonton in 1998 we have worked to develop campaigns and projects that serve the greater public through education and grassroots action. The campaign list of the Sierra Club Prairie Chapter currently includes the Reduce Vehicle Idling for Clean Air, the Castle Crown Wilderness, Smart Growth and Steer Clear...Go Your Own Way.
Our projects range from urban sustainability to wilderness preservation and protection. Our Outings Program offers a unique opportunity to those interested in experiencing the outdoors through a well-known environmental organization. The Prairie Chapter consists of three Groups; The Chinook Group, The Saskatoon/Parklands Group and the Agassiz Group. Each Group focuses on local issues important to their community.
Sierra Youth Coalition
Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC) is the youth arm of Sierra Club Canada and has been active since 1996. SYC began as a small group with a vision towards the involvement of Canadian youth in pressing environmental issues. SYC has grown into a national youth environmental coalition with members in all regions of Canada, and local groups operating out of high schools, universities and communities.
Through grassroots action, SYC aims to address globalization, consumption, and climate change through a solutions-based approach of promoting education for sustainability, bioregionalism, and sustainable communities. SYC acts as a networking and resource centre for youth between the ages of 15-26, concerned about environmental and social justice issues.
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