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 Call for Delegate Applications: 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is now CLOSED

Team RCEN is delighted to announce that we are re-invigorating our ECOSOC (economic and social council) delegate selection process. We are looking forward to sending an RCEN delegation of up to 9 people to attend sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2020 using RCEN's badges.

CSW64 will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. 

RCEN delegate selection application deadline: January 21, 2020.

Please note that this opportunity is open for the members of RCEN who have paid their membership dues for the year 2020. We request all the RCEN members to renew their memberships as soon as possible to be able to take advantage of such opportunities.

More information about the RCEN delegate selection process for the CSW64 can be found here.


Nouvelles excitantes ! L'appel à sélection des délégués du RCEN est maintenant ouvert ! 

L'équipe du RCEN est ravie d'annoncer que nous redynamisons notre processus de sélection
des délégués ECOSOC (Conseil économique et social). Nous avons hâte d'envoyer une délégation du RCEN de jusqu’à 9 personnes afin d’assister à la soixante-quatrième session de la Commission de la condition de la femme en mars 2020 en utilisant les badges du RCEN.

La CSW64 se tiendra au siège des Nations Unies à New York du 9 au 20 mars 2020.

Date limite pour poser sa candidature pour la sélection des délégués du RCEN: 21 janvier 2020.

Veuillez noter que cette opportunité est ouverte aux membres du RCEN qui ont déjà payé leur cotisation pour l'année 2020. Nous demandons à tous les membres du RCEN de renouveler leur adhésion dès que possible pour pouvoir profiter de ces opportunités.

Pour plus d'informations sur le processus de sélection des délégués du RCEN pour le CSW64, cliquez ici.

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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