Media Releases

Prairie Chapter Wants to see Political Action on Water

Press Release for Immediate Release, Tuesday September 14, 2021

Sierra Club Canada’s Prairie Chapter is calling on candidates and party leaders running in the federal election to act on water security.

The chapter says the prairies are a water stressed region and say leaders must come up with a plan to address the future of our drinking water, water withdrawal, and worsening droughts and floods in the region.

Party Leaders Need to Commit to Rapid Action on Biodiversity and Climate Crises – SCCF

Press Release: For Immediate Release, August 25th, 2021

The Sierra Club Canada Foundation is calling on the leaders of Canada’s major political parties to commit to policies that will address the climate change and biodiversity crises being faced both globally and locally. 

They are also calling for Indigenous People’s free, prior, and informed consent to be a requirement for all resource projects – meaning that if an Indigenous community says no to a project, that project would not go ahead. They say that Indigenous-led conservation is a must to reach conservation targets.

Sierra Club Celebrates Commitment to National Urban Parks

National Urban Park for Edmonton Region is a Huge Opportunity for Alberta's Future and Conservation
Media Release, August 4, 2021 
 
Edmonton, Alberta -- The Sierra Club Canada Foundation applauds today’s announcement by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, for the creation of a new network of national urban parks, including a potential National Urban Park in the greater Edmonton area.

New "Beyond Climate Promises" Report

MEDIA RELEASE

JULY 27, 2021

Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia - Sierra Club Atlantic’s new Beyond Climate Promises report is calling for urgent action and accountability on climate change, forestry, and a just transition. Sierra Club Atlantic submitted the report to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change last night as part of the public consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals Act and New Climate Change Plan for Clean Growth, which closed July 26. 

Federal Court Judge Comments on Land Acknowledgments, Indigenous Consultation, and Two-eyed Seeing

Statement on behalf of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, EcoJustice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, and Ecology Action Centre:

Our organizations are committed to the work of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and Nations in Canada. 

We recognize that Indigenous peoples face barriers within the legal system, an extension of the systemic racism which permeates Canada’s public institutions. As predominantly settler organizations, it is incumbent on us to name and address systemic inequities and biases that disproportionately harm Indigenous peoples and communities. 

Diverse Faith Groups to Pray for Mi’kmaw Fishery

In the days leading up to the Sipekne’katik First Nation’s plans to fish outside of the commercial fishing season, members of multiple faith traditions will be taking time to pray and meditate for two things: that the Sipekne’katik First Nation fishery will not be subjected to violence; and that Indigenous moderate livelihood fishing rights be respected.