Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Sustainable Development: Getting There From Here

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A Handbook for Union Environment Committees and Joint Labour-Management Environment Committees

In many ways, workers were the first environmentalists in the age-old struggle against workplace pollution and the pollution of communities adjacent to the workplace. The first concerns were directed at health and safety conditions at the workplace; more recently, labour concerns have been extended to embrace environmental sustainability of industrial activities.

This manual will help to ensure that workers will have a prominent role in advancement of sustainable development as far as possible through through co-operation with environmentalists, governments and employers. The handbook explains environmental issues from a worker’s perspective, and provides guidance on applications in a workplace context. The handbook builds on the experience of Canadian unions at the local, regional and national levels.