Resources

You will find below, in alphabetical order, the names, mandates and contact information of organisations whose missions and goals support the restoration of ecological balance on OurPlanet. The mode of operation and focus in each may differ, but the driving values are essentially the same in all: Compassion, fairness and Respect.

If you know an organisation whose mission fits with that of Gentleways for OurPlanet, we would love to hear from you. We will be happy to add it to the list.

Organizations & Actions

Environmental Organizations

Canadian Environment Network

  • ‘Since 1977, we have been enabling and enhancing our members’ work of protecting, conserving, restoring and promoting a clean, healthy, sustainable environment.’
  • Contact: secretary@rcen.ca

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

  • ‘The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean, freshwater and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them.’
  • Contact: info@cpaws.org

Climate Action Network Canada (CAN)

  • Climate Action Network Canada ‘advances practical policies and front-line solutions to manage our carbon pollution and addresses the front-line impacts of climate change, through sustainable development that leaves no one behind.’
  • Contact: nhattan@climateactionnetwork.ca

Citizens Climate Lobby

  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s mission is to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.’
  • Contact: alison@citizensclimate.org

Compassion in World Farming

  • Compassion in World farming aims to end all cruel factory farming practices through global peaceful campaigns.
  • Contact: media.team@ciwf.org

David Suzuki Foundation

  • ‘We empower people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face’
  • Contact: contact@davidsuzuki.org

Ducks Unlimited Canada

  • ‘Ensuring abundant wetlands and waterflow for generations to come while improving Canadian lives.’
  • Contact: du_barrie@ducks.ca

Ecojustice

  • ‘Ecojustice defends nature, combats climate change, and fights for a healthy environment for all’ through our legal system.’
  • Contact: ctunnacliffe@ecojustice.ca

Ecology Ottawa

  • ‘Ecology Ottawa educates the public on local environmental issues and promote environmental leadership at city hall’.
  • Contact: info@ecologyottawa.ca

Eco Watch

  • ‘We are leading the charge in using online news in the U.S. to drive fundamental change to ensure the health and longevity of our planet.’
  • Contact: contact@ecowatch.com

ENvironnement JEUness

  • ENvironnement JEUness raises awareness and educates Quebec’s youth on environmental issues and encourages them to take action.
  • Contact: info@enjeu.qc.ca

Équiterre

  • ‘Équiterre encourages individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity’.
  • Contact: info@equiterre.org

Extinction Rebellion

  • ‘Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.’
  • Contact: extinctionrebellion@risingup.org.uk

Fashion Takes Action

  • ‘Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established to advance sustainability in the fashion industry through education, awareness and collaboration’
  • Contact: info@fashiontakesaction.com

Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE)

  • ‘Friends of the Earth Canada confront polluters, hold governments to account for their promises and insist they enforce laws’.
  • Contact: foe@foecanada.org

Future Rising

Global Climate Strike

  • ‘The Global Climate Strike ‘unites students for a global change’.

Green Matters

  • ‘Green Matters is dedicated to making news and topics across sustainability and innovation accessible to all.’
  • Contact: contact@greenmatters.com

Greenpeace Canada

  • ‘Around the globe, we are standing up with communities, and we are holding governments and corporations accountable.’
  • Contact: supporter.ca@greenpeace.org

Indigenous environmental Network (IEN)

  • ‘IEN is an alliance of Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws.’
  • Contact: ien@igc.org

Institute of the environment (uOttawa)

  • ‘The Institute of the Environment (IE) is the University’s hub for environmental sustainability-related research, teaching and other activities.’
  • Contact: envirograd@uottawa.ca

International treaty to protect and restore mother earth

  • ‘Guided by the sacred teachings and spiritual traditions of the Four Directions that uplift, guide, protect, warn, inspire and challenge the entire Human Family to live in ways that sustain and enhance human life and the lives of all who dwell on Mother Earth, and hereby dedicate our lives and energies to healing and developing ourselves, the web of relationships that make our world and the way we live with Mother Earth.’

National Capital Environmental Network

  • ‘We connect sustainability groups together, develop strategic collaborations across the sector, build capacity of administration and operations, and celebrate successes across the region.’
  • Contact: link

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

  • ‘The Nature Conservancy of Canada works to protect our country’s most precious natural places.’
  • Contact: nature@natureconservancy.ca

Oceana

  • ‘Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.’
  • Contact: info@oceana.ca

OPIRG-Ottawa

  • ‘OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa works toward social, environmental and economic justice. We support groups and initiatives which contribute to accessibility, dignity and sustainability.’

Ottawa Envirocentre & Enviroboutique

  • ‘Our mission is to provide people, communities, and organizations with practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways.’
  • Contact: info@envirocentre.ca

Ottawa Riverkeeper

  • ‘Ottawa Riverkeeper, a charitable organization, is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote and improve its ecological health and future.’
  • Contact: smahamuni@ottawariverkeeper.ca

Peace and Environment Resource Centre (PERC)

  • ‘We work on peace, social justice and environmental issues, with an emphasis on local activities.’
  • Contact: info@perc.ca

Rainforest Alliance

  • ‘We are building an alliance of farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers committed to creating a world where people and nature thrive in harmony’
  • Contact: info@ra.org & info@utz.org

Regroupement National des Conseils Régionaux de l’environnement (RNCREQ)

  • RNCREQ is a network of players committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development throughout Québec: the regional councils of the environment (CRE).
  • Contact: info@rncreq.org

Smart Prosperity Institute

  • ‘The Smart Prosperity Leaders’ Initiative was launched by respected Canadian leaders from business, think tanks, labour, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and NGO communities. Our purpose: To harness new thinking to accelerate Canada’s transition to a stronger, cleaner economy.’
  • Contact: info@smartprosperity.ca

Sustainable Enterprise Alliance (SEA)

The Global Alliance for the Right of Nature

  • ‘Rights of Nature is the recognition and honoring that Nature has rights.’
  • Contact: link

UNFCC

  • ‘Preventing “dangerous” human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC.’
  • Contact: secretariat@unfccc.int

Vivre en Ville

  • ‘Through its actions, Vivre en Ville stimulates innovation and supports decision makers, professionals and citizens in the development of quality living environments that are prosperous and favorable to the well-being of everyone, in the search for collective interest and respect for the capacity of ecosystems.’
  • Contact: info@vivreenville.org

World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF)

  • ‘World Wildlife Fund Canada is the country’s largest international conservation organization and aims to reverse the decline of wildlife.’
  • Contact: ca-panda@wwfcanada.org
Human Rights Organizations

Amnesty International Canada

  • Amnesty international’s mission is to expose and prevent human rights abuses.
  • Contact: edumitru@amnesty.ca

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

  • AWID aims to achieve ‘gender justice and women’s human rights worldwide’.
  • Contact: privacy@awid.org

Extinction Rebellion

  • ‘Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.’
  • Contact: extinctionrebellion@risingup.org.uk

Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)

  • ‘CCIC is committed to making this goal a public and political priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.’
  • Contact: info@ccic.ca

Compassion in World Farming

  • Compassion in World farming aims to end all cruel factory farming practices through global peaceful campaigns.
  • Contact: media.team@ciwf.org

Four World International Institute

  • ‘FWII is an internationally recognized leader in holistic human, community, organizational and economic development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of development.’
  • Contact: fourworlds1@gmail.com

Human Rights Watch

  • ‘Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.’
  • Contact: canada@hrw.org

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

  • ‘ITK works to improve the health and wellbeing of Inuit through research, advocacy, public outreach and education on the issues affecting the population.’
  • Contact: media@itk.ca

National Organization for Women

  • ‘NOW PACs are determined to elect a majority of elected officials who are committed to the advancement of women’s rights in all levels of political office.’
  • Contact: information

Octopus Books

  • ‘To promote conversations and the exchange of ideas through literature. We are dedicated to curating books of artistic or scholarly merit and progressive orientation. Working collaboratively with Canadian publishers, writers, public intellectuals, we organize community events in support of emancipation and activism.’
  • Contact: octopus@octopusbooks.ca

OPIRG-Ottawa

  • ‘OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa works toward social, environmental and economic justice. We support groups and initiatives which contribute to accessibility, dignity and sustainability.’

Option Consommateurs

  • ‘A non-profit organization since 1983, our mission is to promote and defend the interests of consumers while ensuring that these interests are respected.’
  • Contact: info@option-consommateurs.org

Peace and Environment Resource Centre (PERC)

  • ‘We work on peace, social justice and environmental issues, with an emphasis on local activities.’
  • Contact: info@perc.ca

United Nations

  • ‘The United Nations takes action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century.’
  • Contact: inquiries@un.org

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