A healthy, just and vibrant city for everyone

The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our brains together to create a healthy environment we can call home.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In observance of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, SPEC would like to acknowledge that our work has operated within, and benefitted from, the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.  

We would also like to turn our minds to all Indigenous peoples of the place we now call Canada, and acknowledge the lost children, survivors, families and communities who are impacted by the lasting legacy of harms caused by the Canadian Indian Residential School system. This new federal statutory holiday presents us with the opportunity to recognize the inter-generational injustices perpetrated by this system, and contemplate how we can take action to support the full, equal and just participation of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of life.

Our Areas of Work

SPEC promotes educational and advocacy initiatives in six key areas.

Building a more sustainable and resilient local food system.

Promoting the use of renewable energy and sustainable transportation.

Advocating for practices that lead to waste reduction.

Empowering communities to reduce carbon emissions, adapt to climate change and fight for climate justice.

Cultivating and sharing elder wisdom through events and mentorship.

Equipping businesses and community groups with the tools to contribute to a healthier society.

We need your help.

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