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Wondering how you can get more involved in efforts to safeguard nature, communities and the climate through law?

Check out this page for information and opportunities to take action by attending events, contacting decision-makers, participating in government processes and more.


Take action: Show your support for a new BC law to safeguard nature and ecosystem health

With BC coming out of the worst heat wave in … well, probably ever, with the Village of Lytton burnt to the ground and the prospect of more wildfires over the summer, let’s ask the question: what should our government be doing to keep us safe from climate change?

**TRIGGER WARNING**

I am a staff lawyer at West Coast and I work with our Access to Justice and RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) Programs. I am a mother, I am a daughter, and I am the granddaughter of Lottie and Isaac Lindley, who both attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Secwépemc Territory. I also work in the building and my office is #215.

Niché sur une route tranquille à l'extérieur de Port Alberni, dans la petite communauté de Beaver Creek sur l'île de Vancouver, se trouve un établissement unique, dirigé par des Autochtones. La mission de cet établissement est d'aider les personnes et les familles à guérir leurs traumatismes et leurs dépendances. Le «Kackaamin Family Development Centre,» prononcez «cots-common,» s'est forgé une réputation dans la province comme étant l'un des seuls programmes de réadaptation ayant une approche holistique.

This World Oceans Day, let’s create a wave of momentum for a Blueprint for the Coast 

Tucked away on a quiet road outside of Port Alberni, in the small Vancouver Island community of Beaver Creek, lies a unique, Indigenous-led facility focused on helping individuals and families heal from trauma and addictions. The Kackaamin Family Development Centre – pronounced “cots-common” – has developed a reputation across BC and beyond as one of the only recovery programs in the province with a holistic approach that focuses not just on adults, but on children, youth and families.

Soon, your Member of Parliament will debate whether to move forward with the National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism Act (Bill C-230). This is a chance that Canada cannot afford to miss.