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

To apply for membership, complete the Membership Form here (printable PDF) or here (online Google Form)

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


Canadian Youth Biodiversity Network 

RCEN's Biodiversity Caucus collaborated with the Canadian Youth Biodiversity Network (CYBN) and helped CYBN launch their website. Youth have always been essential to the long-term achievement of RCEN’s goals, and we’re thrilled to engage with this initiative to connect the youth across Canada to work on biodiversity conservation. Check out CYBN’s website here!



Have Your Say on Environmental Assessment

The Government of Canada is overhauling key environmental assessment and regulatory processes. In 2016, it appointed expert panels to review the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and the National Energy Board Act, and asked House of Commons committees to review the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act.

New legislation was introduced in February 2018. Bill C-68 strengthens the Fisheries Act, while Bill C-69 introduces a new Impact Assessment Act and Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and makes modest improvements to what will now be called the Canadian Navigable Waters Act. Both bills passed through the House of Commons in June, and will be reviewed by the Senate this fall.

Now, the government is developing supporting regulations for the Impact Assessment Act. You can stay up-to-date on all four laws through the government web page, which will contain new ways to be involved as legislation and regulations are developed.

RCEN’s Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus has been deeply involved in the review of federal environmental assessment processes, and intends to continue to help ensure that the new Impact Assessment Act reflects the leading-edge thinking of our members. You can read our publications here, and throughout the review you can use this online action tool to send a message to your Member of Parliament and the relevant Ministers urging them to get EA right!

We need your help: 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)


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