Ecology North was founded in 1971 by a group of dedicated volunteers in response to arsenic pollution in Yellowknife. Since then our mandate has expanded considerably with projects tackling issues like climate change, waste reduction, water quality and food sovereignty.
Our staff and volunteers are supported by a strong Board of Directors who continue to promote appreciation and protection of the natural environment of the NWT through a comprehensive approach.
We encourage public participation in resolving environmental issues, and we strive to stay well-grounded in the natural world by sponsoring natural history activities for the public throughout every season. A commitment to environmental, social, and community well-being is in everything we do.
Our Charter & Strategic Plan
Ecology North (EN) Board of Directors, staff, members, supporters and collaborators have worked together through iterative planning sessions to develop a strategic plan to guide our work over the next five years. This document represents the synthesis of our planning efforts.
There are two parts to the document:
- Ecology North's Charter: lays out the vision, mission, values and principles that form the foundation of our work. The charter underpins
- Strategic Plan: lays out the implementation strategy to achieve our goals in a manner consistent to the charter. The strategic plan will guide the EN board and staff from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020.