Environmental organization and Partnerships
There are a wide variety of environmental organizations across Canada. Some are local to a certain area, provincially focused and some are national organizations that have a wide spectrum of topics they cover. The list below are organizations that have a more national outlook. Any organization that has its logo is an official partner of the ACC.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – CPAWS is dedicated to protecting Canada’s public land and waters. The
ACC shares many interests with CPAWS, including limiting development and
advocating for responsible growth in our protected lands.
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) – The ACC is a member of the UIAA which promotes the growth and protection
of mountaineering and climbing worldwide, advances safe and ethical
mountain practices and promotes responsible access, culture and
Mountain Equipment Co-op – MEC is Canada’s top outdoor retailer and one that acts to protect the
environment it’s members recreate in. MEC are devoted to inspiring and
enabling Canadians to pursue mountain adventure and shares the ACC’s
commitment to protecting and enhancing recreation access and promoting
safe and responsible use of the outdoors.
Leave No Trace (LNT)
– Leave No Trace promotes minimal impact in recreational activities
through education and adoption of key principles. This partnership is
key to helping our members become aware of, and reduce their impacts in
sensitive areas through responsible use.
Yellowstone to Yukon – Y2Y is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects
and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can
thrive. Their vision is to create an interconnected system of wild lands
and waters stretching from Yellowstone to Yukon, harmonizing the needs
of people with those of nature.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
– NCC is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A
private, non-profit organization, they partner with individuals,
corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all
levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s
plants and wildlife. The NCC secures properties (through donation,
purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal
interests in land) and manage them for the long term.
David Suzuki Foundation
– They collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including
government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions
that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research,
education and policy work.
– The Pembina Institute is working to solve today’s greatest energy
challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while
supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and
sustains a high quality of life. We provide our expertise to industry
and government leaders, and we advocate for a strong, science-based
approach to policy, regulation, environmental protection and energy
World Wildlife Fund – WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is Canada’s largest international conservation
organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians.
They connect the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground
conservation efforts across Canada. Their mission is to stop the
degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in
which humans live in harmony with nature.
Environment Canada – Their business is protecting the environment, conserving the country’s
natural heritage, and providing weather and meteorological information
to keep Canadians informed and safe.