National

Politicians must show leadership on mega-hydro

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - The Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Grand Riverkeeper, and North American Megadam Resistance Alliance submitted a letter today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the premiers of the Atlantic provinces calling on them to oppose the Gull Island mega-hydro project. The Gull Island project is proposed to be built in the Grand River/Mistashipu area (colonially known as Churchill River) of Labrador. 

Sierra Club Celebrates Commitment to National Urban Parks

National Urban Park for Edmonton Region is a Huge Opportunity for Alberta's Future and Conservation
Media Release, August 4, 2021 
 
Edmonton, Alberta -- The Sierra Club Canada Foundation applauds today’s announcement by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, for the creation of a new network of national urban parks, including a potential National Urban Park in the greater Edmonton area.

POLL: ATLANTIC CANADIANS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT SHIFT FROM FOSSIL FUELS

June 22, 2021

HALIFAX / K’JIPUKTUK — More than 4 out of 5 people in the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador want to see a transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency, which would include training and income support for affected workers, according to regional polling conducted in spring 2021 by The Atlantic Quarterly and commissioned by the Council of Canadians, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, and the Ecology Action Centre.

Federal Court Judge Comments on Land Acknowledgments, Indigenous Consultation, and Two-eyed Seeing

Statement on behalf of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, EcoJustice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, and Ecology Action Centre:

Our organizations are committed to the work of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and Nations in Canada. 

We recognize that Indigenous peoples face barriers within the legal system, an extension of the systemic racism which permeates Canada’s public institutions. As predominantly settler organizations, it is incumbent on us to name and address systemic inequities and biases that disproportionately harm Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Annual General Meeting 2021

Publication Date: 
May 21, 2021

Sierra Club Canada Foundation Annual General Meeting

When: Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 1-3:30pm Atlantic/ noon – 2:30pm East/ 10am-12:30pm Mtn/9-11:30am Pacifi

Where: A virtual meeting via Zoom (the link will be provided closer to the date) c

Healing land and people: native plants, pollinators, and food

Habitat loss, species decline, climate change, food insecurity, and even mental health are all connected by one common thread; the need for change in our agricultural system. With complexities around inequity, corporatization, transport and more, the monolith of the global agroeconomy is far too large to take on in its entirety. But that’s not what this talk is about; let’s chat about something you CAN do to make a positive change in this system. We need more hands to pick, pluck, plant and spread native plants across Canada. Join me, Junaid Shahzad Khan, on a journey into the world of native plants and the solutions their revival can hold for us and our non-human friends. 

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 for 40 minutes at 6:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Atlantic / 3:30pm Pacific

The speaker: Junaid Shahzad Khan is an ecologist and educator who works with Pollinator Partnership Canada, Birds Canada, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, and a network of grass-roots land activists to help regenerate habitat and communities across southern Ontario. Junaid has created easy-to-follow and accessible courses to help people of all knowledge levels learn about the wonderful world of habitat creation. His most recent course, At Home with Birds can be found at https://www.udemy.com/course/at-home-with-birds/ 

Invest in a Green Recovery for Canada

Right now, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a just society that is better for our health, the economy, and nature. Decision-makers in Ottawa are currently determining how to allocate billions of our tax dollars, with a new federal budget just around the corner.

To shape the Canada that we want to see, we are asking the federal government to make critical investment decisions that:

Broad-spectrum of groups welcome federal vote on environmental racism bill

Urgent need for national strategy and law to address environmental racism

For immediate release: March 24, 2021

Ottawa/The traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people  – Social justice organizations, health organizations, academics, rights campaigners and environmental groups have welcomed the support shown by the majority of MPs for the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230) and urge all MPs to make this important legislation law at the bill’s second reading in the House of Commons today. 

Join us for webinar & discussion on sustainable oceans

Webinar: Marine protected areas and beyond: setting sail for a sustainable ocean
When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 for 30-40 minutes starting 7:30pm Atlantic time/ 6:30pm Eastern time/ and so on...

Join us for the latest installment of our All Hands On Deck webinar series. A series intended to showcase the diversity of issues and solutions as we come together to deal with the environmental and social challenges of our time.

All Hands on Deck: Citizen Science with Watch for Wildlife

Watch for Wildlife (W4W) is a wildlife-vehicle collision prevention program of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Atlantic Chapter. In this All Hands On Deck webinar, learn the importance of collecting wildlife-vehicle collision data and how you can help contribute using the iNaturalist app. For more information on preventing and responding to wildlife-vehcile collisions visit watchforwildlife.ca

Learn how you can contribute to Watch for Wildlife's citizen science initiative using the iNaturalist app.

Enough: The Federal Government should not be giving more money to oil industry in Newfoundland

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on the federal government not to give more money to the oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador on top of the $75 million the industry received last week. Based on media reports it appears the industry is lobbying Ottawa hard for even more dollars.