RCEN Membership

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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 Alex Keenan, Treasurer (treasurer@rcen.ca), if you have any questions concerning participation in RCEN.


RCEN statement on Black Lives Matter:


There is no sustainability without equity and justice. 


From Africville to Site C, environmental injustice is part of a web of systemic racism in Canada, driven by the same forces that result in state violence against Black communities and genocidal policies against Indigenous peoples. We must not tolerate these forces in our country or in our organizations. 


As a network that supports and amplifies the voice and impact of environmental non-profits across Canada, the Canadian Environmental Network has a responsibility to be actively
anti-racist in its actions and operations, today and every day.


We are committed to listening and learning; to examining our own structures and practices for unconscious and structural bias; and to directing resources towards the pursuit of racial justice within the environmental movement.


Déclaration du RCEN sur Black Lives Matter: 


Il n'y a pas de durabilité sans équité et justice.

D'Africville au site C, l'injustice environnementale fait partie d'une bande de racisme systémique au Canada, entraînée par les mêmes forces qui se traduisent par la violence de
l'État contre les communautés noires et les politiques génocidaires contre les peuples autochtones. Nous ne devons pas tolérer ces forces dans notre pays ou dans nos organisations.

En tant que réseau qui soutient et amplifie la voix et l'impact des organismes sans but lucratif environnementaux à travers le Canada, le Réseau canadien de l'environnement a
la responsabilité d'être activement antiraciste dans ses actions et ses opérations, aujourd'hui et tous les jours.

Nous nous engageons à
écouter et à apprendre; à examiner nos propres structures et pratiques pour déceler les biais inconscients et structurels; et à orienter les ressources vers la poursuite de la justice raciale au sein du mouvement environnemental.

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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