Member Organizations

Members agree to work together as advocates for working people and the environment by promoting solutions to environmental issues that have positive employment and economic impacts. The alliance is based upon the realization that a future sustainable economy must provide good jobs and protect the environment, not one or the other.

In general, we will promote this agenda by advocating for policies and other instruments which support, encourage, and/or mandate: 

  • The greening of our existing industries and workplaces through, for example, toxics reduction and greater energy efficiency.
  • The attraction of explicitly green industries, such as renewable energy manufacturers.
  • The greening of our existing infrastructure and public services, including waste management and public transportation. 
  • The development of financing tools and other mechanisms to encourage and incentivize individuals and businesses to reduce environmental impacts by undertaking work such as energy efficiency retrofits. 
  • The training of our workforce and the implementation of other measures as required ensuring any green economic transition is a “just transition.”


The United Steelworkers co-founded Blue Green Canada to bring together labour, environmental and civil society groups to ensure that good, union jobs form the basis of a clean economy. Blue Green Canada advocates for the policy and action needed to achieve both jobs and environmental goals in the struggle to build a clean and equitable economy.


Environmental Defence aspires to build a future where everyone in Canada can live and thrive in a healthy environment, protected for generations to come. We know that a thriving economy that meets the challenges of climate change is possible. Blue Green Canada brings together powerful allies to fight for an equitable and orderly transition to a sustainable future for all.


Officially formed on August 31, 2013, Unifor marked the coming together of the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP).

Unifor is now Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 305,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy.


Climate change is an existential crisis. As the world’s economy decarbonizes, Canada must ensure that this process results in good new jobs, and that those in polluting industries receive a “just transition.” The Broadbent Institute is a member of Blue Green Canada as a part of the movement towards industrial policy that will facilitate real climate action.


Clean Energy Canada is a member of Blue Green Canada because labour is a critical voice in the clean energy transition. Done right, and in collaboration with workers, the decarbonization of our economy will create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Canadians in new and reinvigorated sectors alike.


The Pembina Institute advocates for evidence-based decision making and solutions for a healthy environment, a stable climate and prosperous communities. We are a member of Blue Green Canada because it is a platform to support Canada’s path to net-zero in a manner that advances equitable outcomes, a high quality of life for Canadians, a thriving workforce, and a strong economy.


The Columbia Institute is a member of Blue Green Canada because Canada needs a managed, bold, industrial transition strategy, to ensure that communities across the country come out the other side of this transition, stronger and more resilient than they are today.

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