Founded in 1971

Supporting sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.


The Ecology North office is once again open to the public. We’re still doing our part to stay safe and healthy, but are excited to be able to welcome the public back into our space.
Please email if you have any pressing inquiries.
Take care, from Ecology North board and staff.

Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.

Ecology North’s programs focus on five priorities: climate change, environmental education, water, waste reduction, and local food production. A common thread throughout all of the Ecology North programming is an emphasis on environmental, social, and community well-being.

Ecology North maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations to promote public education, sustainable living and climate change adaptation and mitigation on environmental initiatives.

Our Mission

Bringing people and knowledge together for a healthy northern environment.

Our Priorities

We organize our work into five areas

Local Food

Water Stewardship

Climate Action

Waste Reduction


Upcoming Events

Browse through upcoming Ecology North events.

AGM 2022

We’re hosting our Annual General Meeting (and potluck!) on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:45 to 8 p.m.

Come down to the Baker Centre and enjoy some food, meet our staff and board, and learn about what we’ve been doing this year.

Interested in getting involved? Join us! New board members could have expertise or interests in the following areas: 

  • Advocacy and campaigning, specifically with regards to climate change and waste reduction;
  • Policy and governance of non-profit organisations, including human resources;
  • Fundraising and grant writing;
  • TRC & decolonization;
  • Legacy Realtor and financial analysis for the Eco home project; and/or
  • A general interest in environmentalism, governance, oversight, policy, world eco-domination etc.

Bylaw Updates:

Check out the proposed changes to our constitution, they are highlighted for ease of reading in this version. Bring your comments to the AGM.

Water Stewardship Gathering 2022

From August 26th – 29th, we co-hosted the 2022 Water Stewardship Gathering at Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation’s First River site. The weekend brought youth, Elders, community leaders, and scientists together to learn, identify, and think through some of NWT’s most pressing water stewardship challenges.

Some of the gathering highlights included water sampling with Melaine and Sadeeh, learning about post-forest fire ecosystem regeneration, and harvesting plants and animals off the land. The group also had some great discussions around environmental personhood, flooding, and the future of our waters. 

If you’re between the ages of 18-30 and you’d like to join the discussions on water stewardship, be sure to reach out to Brandon at and consider joining our Youth Water Stewardship Group.

50th Anniversary – Thank you!

Our 50th anniversary on June 5 was a great success, we were so pleased to see everyone who came out! It was wonderful to celebrate 50 years of bringing people and knowledge together for a healthy northern environment. The weather could not have been more lovely.

A very big thank you goes to our Golden Eagle ($1000+) sponsor Kavanaugh Waste Removal Services, champions of waste diversion with over 50 years providing waste solutions in the NWT.

Thanks as well to our Boreal Chickadee ($100-$399) sponsors Old Town Glassworks, France Benoit, Diane Boudreau and Eric McNair-Landry.

A big thank you to our contributors MLA Katrina Nokleby, Minister Julie Green, MLA Kevin O’Reilly, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, MLA Rylund Johnson, and Premier Caroline Cochrane.

Other contributors included Field Law, Eh Five Tree Five Outdoor Adventure Products, Lisa Worthington and Dave Speakman.

We’d also like to thank Aurora Fiddle Society, Miranda Currie and Ryan McCord for their fantastic performances, and our emcee Jade Halcyon.

We are so grateful for all of your support!

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Ecology North is always looking for volunteers to help make all projects, events and initiatives continuously successful. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up today.