Grassroots Action

What makes the Sierra Club Canada Foundation so effective is our network of experts, partners and volunteers. Our chapters are engaged in many projects at the local level. Want to get involved? Contact our national office or your local chapter. If you have a dedicated group of members who want to lead their own projects within a region, you could start a Group. According to our organization's policy: Groups may be formed by any three or more members who wish to be active in their local community or within a larger geographic area, in relation to a particular conservation issue or issues, with the intention that the group exist on an ongoing basis. Otherwise, more time-limited local issues are to be managed within the auspices of the Chapter, or if none exists, then in co- operation with program staff working at the national level.

Celebrate Gretchen's Important Work With a Gift In Her Honour - December 2018

Gretchen Fitzgerald, our senior staff director, is celebrating a birthday.

Beyond her responsibilities leading Sierra Club – from media interviews at all hours, to racing to coalition meetings, to being our well-informed voice to the public – Gretchen is quietly out there on Facebook trying to raise funds for Sierra Club Canada Foundation on the occasion of her birthday this month.

But we want to surprise her with something special.

9 Tips To Reduce Plastic Use This Holiday - Don't Let Plastic Steal Your Holiday

Reining in consumerism and reusing last year's wrapping paper doesn't make you a grinch.

About 90% of plastic waste is not recycled in Canada. Household waste volumes double in the week after Christmas in Canada 1 - and we already produce way too much to begin with!

To try and tackle the #ProblemWithPlastics while keeping the season warm and bright, here are some tips to reduce plastic waste during the holidays:

Submission Re: Consultation on Canada-Mercosur and Canada-Pacific Alliance FTAs

In response to the ongoing negotiations of the Canada-Mercosur and Canada-Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreements, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), joined by the Climate Action Network Canada, Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, the Trade Justice Network, Unifor and the United Steelworkers, have collectively sent the below submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada and Global Affairs Canada for their consideration.

MANIF contre le coupe d'arbres TECHNOPARC : Mercredi, le 12 septembre, 10h30

CDPQ infra va commencer à couper des arbres en face d'etang heron où les hérons nichent pour la REM. 30 espèces nichent et utilisent cette zone chaque année et sa perte sera fortement ressentie par la population d'oiseaux. Nous ne pouvons pas laisser cela se produire sans combat. S'il vous plaît sortez et montrez que couper des arbres dans cette zone précieuse n'est pas OK! Nous nous retrouverons à la fin d'Alfred Noble dans Technoparc.

Montrez votre soutien au premier parc urbain national de l’Anse-à-l’Orme dimanche, le 16 sept

Au nom de Sauvons l’Anse-à-l’Orme, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous et à d’autres citoyens préoccupés par l’environnement pour

une visite guidée des magnifiques champs et forêts qui forment le corridor de l’Anse-à-l’Orme suivi d'une conférence de presse.

Call for 2018 Board Nominations

The Foundation and its Mission

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) is a registered charity whose mission is to be a voice for the earth. We work to protect and preserve the natural environment and to empower people to be stewards of the earth in their communities.  Since 1971, the SCCF has funded tens of millions of dollars’ worth of important work, from small local projects to large, multi-year campaigns with many volunteers, organizers and scientists.

Keep whales close to your heart with this beautiful whale pendant!

It's no coincidence that Valentine's Day and World Whale Day fall in the same week. Because right now, these majestic creatures need our love more than ever before. 

Make a gift in support of our campaign to protect critically endangered whales, and we’ll send a special someone (or you!) this one-of-a-kind whale tail pendant, designed just for Sierra Club supporters.