The consulting, support and networking services, originally developed for Environment Canada, are now being used by other ministries and government organizations.
The growing list includes: Canadian International Development Agency, Natural Resources Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, International Development Research Centre, Health Canada , and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
The CEN’s egalitarian working practices have also engendered partnerships with unions, private business, and universities.
Environmental groups wishing to join the CEN can do so by applying to the regional network in their province or territory.
Organizations or partners interested in our publications, our services, or who wish to get more information about how to fill a position on a committee or delegation should contact the CEN’s national office directly.
The CEN keeps members up to date with important developments by maintaining a national data base of ENGOs and partners working in the environmental field.
Moreover, CEN compiling and publishing the green list directory which lists more than 2000 environmental groups, international networks, industries associations and governmental contacts. CEN also establishing links between Canadian ENGOs and others working on environmental issues around the world.
The selecting delegates who will participate in working groups, official Canadian delegations and consultations at home and abroad coordinating the Annual Conference on the Environment, an assembly of people from across the country working on environmental issues
- sharing information among ENGOs through discussion documents and a weekly electronic bulletin distributed to all CEN members.
- CEN providing research, logistics and promotional activities to support the work of the caucuses. The CEN or one of the Regional Affiliates can help organizations to develop links, create new alliances, and foster the support needed to sustain their members’ efforts in pursuit of their vision for a more sustainable and healthier environment.