Donate to CCL

CCL Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Guided by core values of optimism, relationships, integrity, personal power, and being non-partisan, our volunteers foster meaningful relationships within the community and with leaders on the climate file. We aim to build consensus, and with it, lasting change.

Please consider donating $20, $50, $100, $500, or $1000 to CCL Canada today.

Any amount helps. This will help cover the cost of national and regional conferences.

Our year end fundraising goal is $20,000. Graciously, we have a matching donation of $10,000 from December 1 to January 15.

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Read on to learn more about the work of CCL and where your donation goes.

About CCL Canada

Since its inception in 2010, CCL Canada has lobbied relentlessly for Ottawa to adopt carbon fee and dividend, over the years holding almost 800 meetings with members of Parliament and generating close to three thousand letters to the editors, opinion pieces, editorials, and articles about the climate crisis and carbon pricing.

In October, Citizens Climate Lobby was on Parliament Hill for the 13th time.

Thirteenth time lucky is what the foray onto Parliament Hill will be remembered as. While on the hill, there were indications that carbon fee and dividend was going to be announced as the official backstop policy for pricing carbon pollution. For example, Senator for Edmonton, AB Senator Grant Mitchell said, “You are one of the most successful lobbying groups I have worked with because you are about to get what you lobbied for.”

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau announced: “It is free to pollute, so we have too much pollution.” He presented the solution simply too, saying, “Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada. We are going to place a price on the pollution that causes climate change from coast to coast to coast. We’re also going to help Canadians adjust to this new reality.”

And there you have it: Canada enacted the first carbon fee and dividend policy on the planet.

Our work is not done. As any environmentalist and social justice advocate knows – gains made must then be defended.

We need to refresh strengthen and grow our organization.  Conferences are one of the best ways to achieve these goals.

Help Fund Our 2019 Conferences

We are raising money specifically to fund our sixth annual national conference in Ottawa in the spring of 2019 – which will include a Climate Action Incentive party to celebrate the dividend cheque Canadians in provinces and territories who will be under the Federal Backstop Carbon Pricing Policy will receive.

Every year, conferences fees have only covered about a third to a quarter of the cost of our national conferences.


Financial contributions have also allowed us over the years to reduce or waive fees for people who would otherwise not be able to attend.

Conference costs included: the venue, refreshments at the conference, artists, evening socials for the volunteers, travel costs for presenters, audio-visual equipment rental, conference swag, gifts for presenters, translations of documents, and photocopying.

The conference budget is pre-approved by our board. All expenses and original receipts are submitted to the board and two people must sign to withdraw money from the bank account.

Why donate today?

On Monday, October 8, 2018, a clarion call was rung from the scientific community. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on 1.5ºC warming:

The science is clear we have just 12 years to keep global warming under 1.5 ºC.  Civilization is at stake.

That is why we exist at CCL — to help our politicians do more.  Your financial contributions at this critical juncture in world history will literally mean the world to us.

If you would prefer to donate by mail, you can make out your cheque to “Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada” and mail it to:

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada
435 Notre Dame Ave, Lower Floor
Sudbury ON
P3C 5K6
Att’n: Cathy Orlando-Mathur

Or you  can also donate directly to our Canadian account at Paypal:

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  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers are some of the best volunteers on the planet. Their commitment to the climate over the long term is unparalleled in the climate crisis.
  • Across Canada, we have been meeting monthly on regularly scheduled teleconference calls since September 2010.
  • Donations made to CCL USA from Canada now stay in the USA.
  • A board pre-approves all expenditures
  • A board approves all withdrawals of money
  • Two people must co-sign to remove money from our national account
  • No money raised in our year-end fundraising have been used to support salaries or even the travel expenses for our national director.
  • Please note we do not have charitable status in Canada and thus cannot issue tax receipts. This might give you an indication of why.



We are grateful to our donors. We would never have been able to conduct four national conferences, three smaller national conferences, three Ontario regional conferences, and lobby collectively 13 times on Parliament Hill since 2011 without their unconditional giving and trust.