The Council of Canadians Red Deer chapter is part of a national grassroots organization of committed individuals, like yourself, that work towards a greater society for all people. There has been an unprecedented growth of inequality since the development of neoliberal ideas in the political and economic realm, and we as an organized group, want to stand up to our government and big business leaders to tell them it does not have to be that way.
We are here to educate and create awareness of the many different issues that effect all of us in the present and the future. If you would like more information on the types of issues we look at, just go to the National Website and have a look around.
The Council of Canadians fights for economic and social justice. Decades of market-based, corporate friendly policies have stripped working people of their rights, undermined universal social security, and placed the demands of big business over the rights of people. We promote fair trade over free trade, just and sustainable jobs, public health care and water, energy and food security and alternatives to corporate power, here in Canada and around the world.
Humanity is at a crossroads. Economic globalization and unregulated market capitalism have divided the world – and Canada – into rich and poor as at no time in living history and endangered the ability of the planet to sustain life. Tragically, most governments support an economic system that pits unlimited growth above the vital needs of people and the planet.
The foundation of our work is the education and empowerment of people to fight for the values and policies we believe in. Our members, supporters and network of over 70 activist chapters create a powerful voice for social and environmental justice. We work to hold governments accountable and challenge the unbalanced power of corporations, promoting positive social change in Canada and the world.
We believe this path must be founded on a deep understanding of our place within life and nature. We are the only species capable of profoundly altering the biosphere. That must inspire us to humility, not arrogance; to stewardship, not exploitation; and to social solidarity, not competition.
If you want to talk to us in person and/or want to get involved, then please join us at one of our monthly meetings. We would be happy for you to join us. If you want to know when the next one is occurring contact us and we would be glad to help you.
If you are interested about what we do, please do not hesitate to go to the Council of Canadians’ website at www.canadians.org.