Chapter highlights

April 12, 2019
The Council of Canadians is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Teghtmeyer, pictured above (left) with Mel Teghtmeyer (far right) accepting the Ken Wardroper's Founders Award from Gordon Laxer (centre) for their committment to social justice and grassroots activism at the Council of Canadians' Annual General Meeting in 2008. Read more. Chapter activists continue to be busy protecting water...
April 9, 2019
Last night, the City of Charlottetown unanimously passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency. In doing so, they join hundreds of municipalities taking local leadership, something we would argue is required given a general lack of real Federal and provincial leadership that pervades our current context. PEI chapter activist Leo Cheverie worked with the Environment and Sustainability...
April 8, 2019
Joan Teghtmeyer (left) and Mel Teghtmeyer (far right) accept the Ken Wardroper's Founders Award from Gordon Laxer (centre) for their committment to social justice and grassroots activism at the Council of Canadians' Annual General Meeting in 2008. The Council of Canadians is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Teghtmeyer. Joan, along with her husband, Mel, was deeply committed improving her...
April 5, 2019
 The Guelph Chapter hosted an Activist's Workshop on March 30 where they shared practical skills around community organizing and engagement. Council of Canadians chapters help put campaigns and social and economic justice issues in the spotlight in communities across the country. Chapter activists continue to be busy protecting water and public health care, challenging unfair trade deals, calling...
April 4, 2019
Earlier this week, city council members in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan considered a request from the local Council of Canadians chapter to become a Blue Community. Blue Communities encourages municipalities and Indigenous communities to support the idea of a water commons framework, recognizing that water is a shared resource for all, by passing resolutions that recognize water and sanitation as...

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