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. 

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Yukon Conservation Society

Position: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 
3 Jul 2020
Location: 
Whitehorse

The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead our 50-year-old ENGO. The successful candidate will have experience working with First Nations and other levels of government, and communities. Ideally, this experience was gathered working North of 60. The candidate will need to have a strong advocacy for conservation. They will have a track record of successful staff and volunteer management, fund-raising experience, and knowledge of environmental issues, particularly those relevant to the Yukon. Read more about Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Yukon Conservation Society

New report on the intersection of the Polluter Pays Principle and insolvency laws

At the Environmental Law Centre blog, Jason Unger writes about the "polluter pays principle" and its intersection with the economic challenges Alberta faces resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and low energy prices.

…it remains unclear how our society will uphold and promote the polluter pays principle, not only today and tomorrow but well into the future.

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Protecting Canada's Fresh Water

Initiative: 
Creation of a Canada Water Agency
Deadline: 
31 May 2021

From the Environment and Climate Change Canada website:

Share your ideas about current and future freshwater management challenges in Canada and the role a new Canada Water Agency could play in keeping our freshwater resources safe, clean and well-managed for generations to come.

How to participate

Visit our website

Share your ideas or comments by visiting our PlaceSpeak site.

Send us an email

Submit your comments by email to [email protected].

Consultation goal

The Government of Canada, through Environment and Climate Change Canada and support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, is seeking public input on freshwater challenges in Canada and how a Canada Water Agency can further protections for Canada’s freshwater resources.

Over the course of this consultation, we will be publishing discussion aids and posing specific questions on our PlaceSpeak site to find out what Canadians would like to see in this new Agency and how we can further protections for Canada’s most important resource.

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Job Opportunity: Domestic Campaign & Community Coordinator, CAN-Rac

Position: 
Domestic Campaign & Community Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
10 Jun 2020
Location: 
Montréal
other locations will be considered

Contract Period: 1-year term. This is a full time (40 hours per week) position.
Salary Range: $53,000 – $56,000 plus remuneration (6%) in lieu of group benefits.

The Organization

Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada builds social consensus for bold climate action by nurturing a diverse network of over 100 passionate organizations. Canada’s primary network of organizations working on climate change and energy issues, CAN-Rac is a coalition of 115 organizations operating from coast to coast to coast. Our members include all major Canadian environmental organizations, local volunteer-run organizations focused on regional issues, and organizations of all sizes and scopes in between. While Climate Action Network nodes exist all over the world, Canada’s is unique in that it brings environmental NGOs together with trade unions, First Nations, social justice, development, health and youth organizations, faith groups and local, grassroots initiatives. For 31 years, CAN-Rac has been the only national organization with a mandate to promote the interests of the Canadian climate movement as a whole, rather than any one individual organization.

Job  Summary

Reporting to the Senior Leadership Team, the Domestic Campaign and Community Coordinator is responsible for strategic convening of CAN-Rac’s membership, with a particular emphasis on Francophone groups and communities, particularly from Quebec but not exclusively, in support of domestic policy development and supporting campaigns designed to bring Canada to its fair share of the global effort to confront climate change. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with the landscape of the Canadian climate movement, in Québec and other French-speaking regions and across the rest of Canada, who can build strong, service-oriented relationships with our 115+ members. This role will require an ability to develop and implement multi-faceted campaigns, while clearly communicating strategies and activities within French-speaking communities to communities in English-speaking Canada and vice versa.

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Rescinding the Alberta Coal Policy opens headwaters in the eastern slopes of the Rockies to open-pit coal mining

Calgary – The Government of Alberta has rescinded A Coal Development Policy for Alberta (1976; the Coal Policy). CPAWS Southern Alberta is concerned about the impacts this will have on Alberta’s treasured mountains and foothills along the eastern slopes of the Rockies. “There are currently no other land use plans or policies that directly replace the environmental zoning and restrictions under the Coal Policy” says Katie Morrison, Conservation Director for CPAWS Southern Alberta. “This leaves sensitive headwaters regions and treasured landscapes that provide habitat for species like grizzly bear, elk, and threatened native trout, at risk to the disturbances that come with surface coal mining and increased exploration.”

Since 1976, the Coal Policy has provided important land use zoning frameworks which have informed management and development of coal mines along the eastern slopes region of Alberta.

The Coal Policy’s Land Classification System prevented coal development on Category 1 lands and restricted development to underground or in-situ mining under Category 2 lands along the eastern slopes. The Coal Policy Category 2 covers 1,458,000 ha of the headwaters areas that provide the majority of drinking water to downstream communities in Alberta and across the prairies. With the removal of the coal policy, open-pit coal mines will now be permitted on these sensitive lands. Read more about Rescinding the Alberta Coal Policy opens headwaters in the eastern slopes of the Rockies to open-pit coal mining

Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining more accessible than ever along the eastern slopes of the Rockies

Alberta is cancelling a long-standing coal policy that provided broad protections within our mountain and foothill regions, making it easier to develop open-pit mines in more ecologically sensitive areas. 

Edmonton – On May 15, 2020 the Government of Alberta announced that they were rescinding  A Coal Development Policy for Alberta (Coal Policy) which has provided sweeping environmental protections for coal development since the 1970’s. This has raised concerns about how this will impact Alberta’s treasured mountains and foothills along the eastern slopes of the Rockies. Read more about Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining more accessible than ever along the eastern slopes of the Rockies

New Waste Management reports from the Environmental Law Centre

The Environmental Law Centre has published two new reports on waste management and reduction in Alberta.

Good Riddance: Waste Management Law in Alberta is the 3rd Edition of the ELC's primer on the waste management system in Alberta. The report includes five sections covering (1) Legal Concepts and Institutions, (2) Waste Management & the Law, (3) Types of Waste, (4) Recycling, and (5) Import & Export of Waste.

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Extended Producer Responsibility: Designing the Regulatory Framework is a detailed look at the extended producer responsibility [“EPR”] model of waste management, and the potential application of EPR in Alberta's waste management system.

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Job Opportunity: Financial Controller , Y2Y

Position: 
Financial Controller
Application Deadline: 
17 Jun 2020
Location: 
Canmore

ABOUT THE YELLOWSTONE TO YUKON CONSERVATION INITIATIVE

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is a joint Canada-US not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect and protect habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature thrive. Y2Y takes a scientific approach to conservation and is upheld as a global leader in large landscape conservation. Visit www.y2y.net to learn more. Read more about Job Opportunity: Financial Controller , Y2Y

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