An empowered network of climate action organisations in BC.
Urgently addressing the climate emergency in BC.

We’ll end the climate emergency together.

The West Coast Climate Action Network strives to unite the multitude of climate change organizations, groups, and initiatives in British Columbia whose members share a deep concern about the global climate emergency and who wish to see more urgent, rapid action.

We work to serve, support, amplify and promote their work, and to take whatever further actions we deem necessary to help end the global climate emergency.


Climate Action Provincial Assemblies 

WE-CAN’s Climate Action Provincial Assemblies (CAPA) bring climate activists, advocates and members of our member groups from across the province together to connect, collaborate and strategize. Our next CAPA will take place spring 2022.


Indigenous Engagement

In partnership with Sharon Marshall, a Metis/Cree entrepreneur who runs Digital DEVA, WE-CAN recently launched the Indigenous Climate Action Data Quilt Project, to map every Indigenous climate initiative in BC. We have also been hosting a webinar series on Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action in partnership with RAVEN.


Local Government Climate Action

We work to promote climate action at the municipal, rural, and regional level. With our Climate Champions map, we supported 146 climate champions to be elected to regional and municipal councils and school boards and we are continuing to support them in their new positions.

"To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it."

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

– Margaret Meade

"We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change – and it has to start today. "

– Greta Thunberg

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. "

– Arundhati Roy

"In 2021, anyone who says we need to wait for more data on climate change before we take any action is engaging in climate denial. "

– Keith Stewart

"If you are hurtling towards a cliff you don’t just attempt to slow down a bit. You change direction. "

– Tzeporah Berman

"It’s not that the Earth can’t sustain all of humanity. It’s that the Earth can’t sustain what humans are doing. "

– Jesse WentRobin

"Winning slowly on climate change is just another way of losing. "

– Bill McKibben

"Humanity is acting like a truculent toddler, screaming to Mother Earth: ‘You’re not the boss of me!’ As a matter of fact, she is. "

– Ralph Martin

" Working on climate change is not a fight; it is an act of love — love for humanity, love for Nature, love for everything we hold dear. "

– Cat Abreu

"Once you realize that you can do something, it would be difficult to live with yourself if you didn’t do it. "

– James Baldwin