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.

RCEN Membership

About Us

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) facilitates cooperation and networking among non-profit, non-governmental environmental organisations across Canada and internationally. Since 1977, we have been enabling and enhancing our members' work of protecting, conserving, restoring and promoting a clean, healthy, sustainable environment.

RCEN is encouraging renewals from current members, new applications from previous members and member of non-member organizations which are interested in collaborating, networking and sharing resources with others at a national level.

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Class A (voting membership - for Environmental, Non-Governmental-Organisations)

  • $15 / year for an organizations with an annual core budget of less than $25,000 / year and part of a provincial environmental network;
  • $35 / year for an organizations with an annual core budget of less than $25,000 / year which is not a member of a provincial environmental network; 
  • $80 / year for organisations with an annual core budget of $25,000 or more and part of a provincial environmental network;
  • $100 / year for organisations with an annual core budget of $25,000 or more which is not a member of a provincial environmental network.

Class B (non-voting membership - individuals or other qualifying organisations): $35 / year

If you or your organisation wishes to apply for membership, it should complete the Membership Form (here). Instructions to submit the form are included.

Please contact either Alex Keenan, the Board Chair ( or Raissa marks the RCEN Secretary (, if you have any questions concerning participation in RCEN.

Have Your Say on Environmental Assessment

The Government of Canada is undertaking a review of environmental and regulatory processes, including reviews of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act by Expert Panels and reviews of the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act by the relevant House of Commons committees. There is a government web page covering the review. New legislation is expected to be introduced in early 2018.

The  Expert Panel Reviewing Environmental Assessment Processes travelled the country from September to December, 2016, and received hundreds of submissions. Their April 5, 2017 report is here, including an Annotated Compendium of the Expert Panel’s responses to participant recommendations. Public comments that were submitted in response to the report are also online.

The Government of Canada released a discussion paper on the review on June 28, 2017, and public comments were invited until August 28, 2017. All comments received will be made public and posted here.

While all this is going on, you can use this online action tool to send a message to your Member of Parliament and the relevant Ministers urging them to get it right!

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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