West Coast Environmental Law is the New Outreach Opportunities Fund Recipient

The Environment Committee of UCV has nominated West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) as the next recipient for funding from the Outreach Opportunities Fund. Funding will be from the beginning of February through May 2019.

Since 1974, WCEL has successfully worked with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of government to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment. In particular, through its RELAW Project, it has supported First Nations in articulating, revitalizing and applying their laws to protect land, air and water. It has played a leadership role in developing models for co-governance in BC and Canada, and in establishing federal and provincial environmental laws that advance reconciliation. WCEL also offers free legal advice and support to groups and individuals who are trying to protect the environment.

For more information about this fund and to nominate an organization for funding, please click here.


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