Annual Report

Thank you on the many, many ways your contributions to the Council of Canadians have helped to drive tangible progress and achieve concrete results in 2017.

It never ceases to amaze me what ordinary people like you and me can accomplish when we come together with courage and conviction in pursuit of the better Canada and fairer world we know are possible.

Just look at some of the ways big and small that you were a force for good in communities across the country and beyond this year:

Nestle and NAFTA actions

You stood up to Nestlé – the world’s largest bottled water company! In response to Nestlé’s outrageous bottled water grabs in Ontario and B.C., more than 60,000 people across Canada have now joined the Council’s Boycott Nestlé campaign – with more people joining the fight every day.

You led a national people’s call for NAFTA to be fixed or flushed! As NAFTA renegotiations forge ahead, thanks to your support and action we have driven people across the country to make more than 35,000 submissions to the public consultations and get their voices officially on the government’s record. And our NAFTA campaign has reached more than 1 million people online, giving them the tools and information they need to join us in pushing our government to make NAFTA a better deal, or walk away.

Energy and health care rallies

You supported frontline communities fighting Big Oil! Together, this year we finally saw years of tireless effort pay off with the defeat of the Energy East pipeline. As a result, together we saved 3,000 waterways from disastrous spills and kept millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution out of the air. At the same time, you are helping to push for green energy alternatives our communities, country and planet need.

You advocated for pharmacare as the prescription for healthier Canadians! As drug prices continue to rise to unaffordable rates, you are helping to push for a national pharmacare program that will ensure everyone has access to medications they need – regardless of their ability to pay.

Not bad! And what makes this work even more impressive is that we do it all without a nickel of corporate money or government support.

Our work is made possible by the generosity of like-minded people who believe social, economic and environmental justice is something we must all strive for. With your support, we garnered hundreds of media hits, organized major events in communities across Canada and around the world, held conferences and speaking tours, produced educational factsheets and reports, provided daily updates on our website and on social media, and delivered informative articles in Canadian Perspectives.

These remarkable achievements are made possible by your financial contributions.

We extend a most heartfelt thank you to all of our donors for supporting our work! If you're not yet a member, please join us today!

Download: 2017 audited financial statements