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 (USW) is the largest and most diverse private sector union in both Canada and North America with more than 225,000 members in Canada and more than 800,000 members continent-wide.


Environmental Defence inspires change by connecting people with environmental issues that affect their daily lives in their homes, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.


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.


The Broadbent Institute is an independent, non-partisan organization championing progressive change through the promotion of democracy, equality, and sustainability and the training of a new generation of leaders.


Clean Energy Canada is a solutions-focused initiative working to accelerate Canada’s transition to an energy-efficient, ecologically responsible, and prosperous low-carbon economy.


The Pembina Institute is a Canadian non-profit think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy.


The Columbia Institute fosters individual and organizational leadership for inclusive, sustainable communities. This work is rooted in our belief that communities who value social justice, the environment, and their local economy are healthier, happier places to live.

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