About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Albertans Ignored to Allow Motorized Recreation and Industry in Castle Parks

Calgary, AB – To appease a noisy minority, the Government of Alberta appears to be opening the door for motorized recreation and industry in the Castle Parks, despite the direction of public consultation on creation and management of the parks.

In 2017, the Castle Parks in southwestern Alberta were officially designated. Based on the longest and most extensive public consultation in Alberta Parks’ history, a management plan was developed that reflects the wishes and directions expressed by the people of Alberta. Read more about Albertans Ignored to Allow Motorized Recreation and Industry in Castle Parks

Fortress Ski Hill Approved to Truck Mountain Water to Calgary

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that the Alberta government recently granted approval to Fortress Mountain ski hill to remove 50 million liters per year of water from Kananaskis country and truck it to a Calgary water bottling facility to sell as ‘pure’ mountain water. AWA strongly opposes this water use and calls on Albertans to convey their concerns to the government and Fortress ski hill. Read more about Fortress Ski Hill Approved to Truck Mountain Water to Calgary

Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors, Alberta Environmental Network

Board of Directors
Application Deadline: 
16 Nov 2019

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is an incorporated non-profit, non-partisan umbrella organization dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta’s environment. Since 1980, the AEN has advocated for, and supported the participation of environmental non-profit organizations (ENGOs) and passionate individuals in constructive and collaborative processes on environmental public policy issues.  Read more about Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors, Alberta Environmental Network

AWA Letter on Bow Basin Water Management Options

Alberta Environment and Parks has been gathering input on Bow Basin Water Management Options. The Alberta Wilderness Association has published its response on their website. From their letter:

AWA believes that the primary strategy for flood mitigation for Calgary and surrounding communities should not be on-stream dam infrastructure, but rather upstream land use improvements, and strictly limiting the future establishment of commercial, industrial, residential developments within the floodplain of the Bow River. This project has gained considerable momentum without adequate scrutiny of environmental impacts or of alternatives to on-stream dams. AWA strongly believes that all three options must be vetted thoroughly for potential negative ecological effects. While we support none of the projects, we believe that the Ghost dam option is potentially the least harmful. Read more about AWA Letter on Bow Basin Water Management Options

Call for Delegates: Technical Advisory Committees, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Technical Advisory Committees
ENGO Member
Application Deadline: 
11 Nov 2019

In December 2017, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that renewed each Government’s commitment to monitoring environmental impacts of oil sands development through the Oil Sands Monitoring Program (OSMP). The MOU established the mutual intentions of both governments to continue to collaborate and be accountable for the design and implementation of an integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting system. It also confirmed the joint commitment to revise and establish, in cooperation with Indigenous Communities in the oil sands region, effective mechanisms for Indigenous participation in the design, implementation and governance of the monitoring system. This includes development of a comprehensive, ongoing agreement (the Operational Framework Agreement, finalized September 21, 2018) that defines the governance and implementation model to guide the decision-making structure and processes, roles and responsibilities, and the monitoring, research mandate, and objectives of the OSMP. Read more about Call for Delegates: Technical Advisory Committees, Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Job Posting: Edmonton Chapter Director, Iron & Earth

Edmonton Chapter Director
Application Deadline: 
3 Nov 2019

Job type: Contract
Contract timeline: December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020
Compensation: $15,000 including GST


If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of hard-working Canadians, contribute to reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and help transform the Canadian energy industry, don’t miss this exciting opportunity at Iron & Earth!

We are a growing organization and are now hiring an Edmonton Chapter Director to join the central leadership team and lead Edmonton Chapter activities. The core mission of the Edmonton Chapter Director will be to lead a sustainable and impactful chapter in Edmonton, AB. This will include developing a community of like minded fossil fuel industry workers who are committed to building a sustainable energy economy.  Read more about Job Posting: Edmonton Chapter Director, Iron & Earth

Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Alberta Water Council
Director (1), Alternates (2) Environmental Sector
Application Deadline: 
30 Oct 2019

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. The Council comprises 24 Members organized into four broad categories—Industry, Non-Government Organizations, Government, and the Government of Alberta and Provincial Authorities. Each of these Members selects a Director and, optionally, an Alternate to represent their interests at Council. Read more about Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly

AEN members are invited to come together at the AEN Fall Assembly taking place on November 22 & 23 in Edmonton.

A bold, new approach is required to address the unique and ever-changing challenges faced by Albertans who are highly engaged in environmental work. The AEN Board and staff have determined to chart a new course, with new strategies, to effectively meet the many, diverse goals of our members. Your participation in the Assembly is vital at this pivotal stage. Read more about Setting the Agenda: 2019 AEN Fall Assembly


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