Environmental Leadership Canada is a Canadian educational charity (#762079549 RR 0001). We believe that people need to know more about how politics works so they can make politics work for the health of our planet.
Through our programs, we aim to build a new generation of environmental leaders and to boost the capacity of everyday Canadians who care about the environment to engage in our democracy.
We do not lobby or take policy positions. Our approach is cross-partisan as we believe that environmental leadership must flourish in every political party for lasting environmental change.
Our FLIP events (Future Leaders in Politics) are focused on making politics more accessible for young environmental leaders through educational events, participatory learning, and dialogue with elected leaders at all levels.
In fall 2023, ELC took over responsibility for the delivery of these programs and initiatives from GreenPAC, a non-partisan, non-profit organization. GreenPAC and ELC share an aim to see greater environmental leadership in politics.
ELC takes on the stewardship of these programs under our new charity with excitement to grow this important work. We are grateful for the solid foundation on which GreenPAC established these programs and their transition support.
History & Approach
Now in its sixth year, the Parliamentary Internship for the Environment is empowering the next generation of environmental leaders by building the political knowledge and leadership skills that participants need for careers as environmental champions.