Sierra Club of Canada



About the Sierra Club of Canada
The Sierra Club was founded by naturalist and writer John Muir in 1892 to protect the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada.  Over the years, the activities of the Sierra Club have expanded to include issues ranging from climate change and energy to toxic chemical contamination and loss of biological diversity.  The Sierra Club has been active in Canada since 1969, working on matters of public policy and environmental awareness.  We have local chapters and working groups across Canada.
Sierra Club of Canada's Mission
The Sierra Club of Canada's mission is to develop a diverse, well-trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our local and global ecosystems.  The Sierra Club mission focuses on five overriding threats:

  • loss of animal and plant species
  • deterioration of the planet's oceans and atmosphere. the ever-growing presence of toxic chemicals in all living things
  • destruction of our remaining wilderness
  • spiralling population growth and over consumption.

About the Chinook Group
The Sierra Club of Canada's Chinook Group has been active in Southern Alberta since 2001. As a part of the Sierra Club of Canada, we believe in the power of the individual to make change. Our mandate is to educate, lobby, and work together for change. We recognize that we are not separate from the earth, but are one with it. With that recognition, we believe that it is our responsibility to protect the earth and health of all creatures living here.
Our goal is to ensure that future generations may enjoy this beautiful area in which we are privileged to live; that we do not destroy its beauty, its diversity, and its ability to sustain us. Therefore, our group is committed to protecting and improving the environment and ecosystems of Calgary and Southern Alberta.
These past years have been tremendously successful for the Chinook Group.  As the years go by our membership continues to grow steadily in numbers. We serve as a strong voice in educating the public and we also fill a role of advocating for change.
Update on Campaigns and Outreach of the Chinook Group
1. We have expanded our Pesticide Free Yards campaign to educate more Calgary homeowners thanks to generous funding from TD Friends of the Environment and the Calgary Foundation.  We are also continuing our urban sprawl and waste management campaigns as well our work with CPAWS, AWA, and the Castle - Crown Wilderness Coalition for protection and restoration of the Castle Wilderness.

2. Our Outings program plans exciting trips for our group, the highlight usually being our annual High Trip retreat in the fall.

3. Our monthly meetings continue with very informative guest speakers.


Sierra Club of Canada, Chinook Group
#211, 223 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0G9
Phone:     (403) 233-7332
Fax:     (403) 201-0330