The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) is an independent,
non-partisan organization which facilitates networking among those who
share its concern with protection, preservation and restoration of the environment and promoting ecologically sound and sustainable ways of life.

Annual General Meeting


The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) March 8, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This AGM marked the third annual general meeting since the federal government unilaterally cancelled its funding agreement with the organization in 2011. Without funding the organization has continued to operate on a volunteer basis, coordinating national caucuses on issues ranging from mining to health and biodiversity.

A motion was passed at the meeting to extend the membership of existing members until the end of June 2014. RCEN is looking for renewals from existing members as well as memberships from other organizations which are interested in collaborating, networking and sharing resources with others at a national level. The membership cost is very nominal - $15 / year for organizations that are affiliates of provincial environmental networks and $35 for other non-environmental organizations. If your environmental non-government organization wishes to apply for membership as a voting member, it should complete the Membership Form ( ). Individuals can also join as non-voting members through completion of the same Membership Form.

Please contact either Josh Brandon, the Board Chair ( or John Coombs, the RCEN Secretary (, if you have any questions concerning participation in RCEN.


What do Canadians think?: The final report on Rio+20 National Civil Society Consultations

Final Report Launch

What do Canadians think?
Beginning in May 2011 and running through November, 11 dialogues took place across the country in the following cities: Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Halifax, Quebec, Fredericton, St. John’s, and Ottawa, and intended to brief Canadians on Rio+20, its themes, its goals, as well as to gather public opinion and make recommendations on behalf of Canadians and civil society.  Read more

Public Appeal: Call for Action and Contributions

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) needs your support to continue providing a voice to 640 community organizations that conserve and enhance our country’s natural environment. Please consider making a secure online contribution and appealing for the restoration of our 34-year financing arrangement with Environment Canada (click here)


RCEN Living History Series Vol. 8

Watch this interview with Mark Butler, from Nova Scotia's Ecology Action Centre.

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