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.

Spring Bird Walk

Saturday, May 13 is National Migratory Bird Day, and we’re celebrating with a guided bird walk with local expert Reid Hildebrandt.

Early birds can join us at 8 a.m. at Niven Lake ready for a tour of 2 different birding locations. We’ll be heading to Willow Flats (near Rotary Park) for 10 a.m. Transportation is not provided, but carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Contact or (867) 873-6019 for more information!

Earth Week 2023

What an amazing week! A huge thank you to our partner organizations for facilitating exciting events, to our contributors, funders and supporters, and to Yellowknifers for coming out to learn more about ways we can honour our relationship with our home and be good stewards of our lands and waters.

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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.