Council of Canadians

Event

Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Jun 26 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a picnic to celebrate the work of the Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and to help us to make a difference in 2017.

Last year, our main theme was Climate Change, attracting well-known climate advocates such as Andrew Nikiforuk in public forums. The majority of nations are acknowledging the effects of Climate Change; local awareness and action may be critical. Meanwhile, other environmental issues become more pronounced, as toxic chemicals become increasingly dangerous and water shortages, drought and pollution are exacerbated.  Read more about Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Location

Site 6
Victoria Park (1st right turn past Glenora Club west on River Valley Rd.)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Free Film Viewing and Discussion: Water on the Table

Mar 22 2017 to Mar 23 2017

Please join the Council of Canadians, Edmonton Chapter, on March 22, 2017 to view the award winning film “Water on the Table”.  Inform yourself about why one of our most precious inheritances is being threatened and how you can help to save it.

Water On The Table from LizMars on Vimeo.

Is water a commercial good like Coca-Cola, or a human right like air?

Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization, WATER ON THE TABLE explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. The film shadows Barlow over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations. Read more about Free Film Viewing and Discussion: Water on the Table

Location

Room 1-182, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta
11405 87 Avenue NW (NW Corner of Building)
Edmonton
Event

Plugging into Alberta’s Energy Future: A Citizen’s Forum on Climate Change

Nov 5 2016
Nov 5 2016

A citizen's forum on climate change
Climate change impacts on all forms of life and on our planet are becoming increasingly more evident around the globe. Read more about Plugging into Alberta’s Energy Future: A Citizen’s Forum on Climate Change

Locations

Education Centre South (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB
Edmonton City Hall
Edmonton , AB
Event

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 18 2013 to Mar 22 2013

From the Edmonton Water Week website:

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
 

Read more about Edmonton Water Week>

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Event

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Jan 25 2012

 

Join the Council of Canadians— Edmonton Chapter and others concerned about maintaining our beautiful North Saskatchewan River Watershed, while enjoying a fabulous night view of the North Saskatchewan River Valley itself.

Issues and ideas up for discussion include factors affecting the water quality of North Saskatchewan River Watershed and other Alberta watersheds, including aggregate extraction, non-point source pollution (e.g. fertilizer runoff and stormwater input), blue green algae blooms in lakes and fecal contamination at Alberta beaches. Read more about The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Location

Penthouse, Grandin Green Co-op Building
9708 110 Street (just west of the North entrance to the High Level Bridge, across from Ezio Farone Park)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Our Water Is Not For Sale Network Responds to Alberta Irrigation Districts' Declaration

Legislations not declarations needed to ensure water is protected for ecosystems, human needs, treaty rights and future generations

Yesterday, Alberta's Irrigation Districts released a declaration, available online.

In response, Director of the Sierra Club Prairie Sheila Muxlow on behalf of the steering committee of the Our Water Is Not For Sale Network made the following comment:  Read more about Our Water Is Not For Sale Network Responds to Alberta Irrigation Districts' Declaration

Event

As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 24 2011

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more about As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Edmonton Water Week

Mar 21 2011 to Mar 26 2011

Check the Edmonton Water Week website for a full slate of events

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Read more about Edmonton Water Week

Location

various locations Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

"Stop sabotaging climate action!"

Tar Sands protest at the Canadian High Commission marks Minister’s visit

 

LONDON – This morning a group of campaigners protested outside the Canadian High Commission in London, to mark the visit of Ron Liepert, Alberta’s Energy Minister. The minister is here to lobby on behalf of the Province of Alberta’s Tar Sands industry, and encourage Europe to get more involved in what has been dubbed the world’s most destructive project. Read more about "Stop sabotaging climate action!"

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