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.

Apply for Membership - Click here

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 Josh Brandon, the Board Chair ( or Michelle Binczyk, the RCEN Secretary (, if you have any questions concerning participation in RCEN.

AGM 2016

Dear friends and supporters of the Canadian Environmental Network,

Change is in the air and we want you to be part of it. Since 1977 RCEN has been forging connections among environmental
organizations, activists and governments in order to promote
collaboration and communication. By bringing together Canada’s
environmental grassroots through a national network, we amplify each
member’s voice and impact.

When RCEN’s core funding was cut in
2011, we didn’t go away. The experience forced us to scale back our
activities, but we continued to give environmental organizations and
activists a space to come together and work on the issues that matter to

With a new government in Ottawa we
are excited to seek out new partnerships and new sources of funding.
We believe that RCEN still has an important role to play on the national

RCEN now has a chance to re-imagine our place in this
country. Politics, culture, technology and the economy have changed in
the last five years and we must all adapt to the new reality. Now is
the time to decide how we will use the opportunities that are in front
of us. How can RCEN come back stronger, leaner, more resilient, more
independent, more responsive to a changing world and our members’ needs?

This is your chance to be part of the conversation.

RCEN’s annual general meeting will be held on March 12, 2016. To
attend, and have a voice in RCEN’s future direction, make sure you
become a member or renew your membership by following the ticket link.

The meeting with be in Ottawa, and the location is being finalized. Let me know if you can attend at

If you cannot participate in person, we are offering an online teleconferencing option.

You won’t want to miss being part of this new era in RCEN’s evolution. We hope to see you on March 12th in Ottawa.  Please contact: for details.

Yours truly,
Josh Brandon
Chair, RCEN Board of Directors

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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