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Thousands of Canadians including mayors, business and faith leaders, health professionals, athletes and youth called on our elected leaders for an effective deal at the UN climate summit in December 2009.

Here are just a few of the individuals and organizations that participated:

Municipalities

  • City of London, ON
  • City of Dawson Creek, BC
  • City of Kelowna, BC
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler, BC
  • City of North Vancouver, BC

Businesses

  • Alterna Savings
  • BC Hydro
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • The Co-operators Group Ltd.
  • Domtar
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Indigo Books & Music Inc.
  • Research in Motion
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Scotiabank

See the complete list of businesses that signed the CBSR, LoyaltyOne, MEC, and WWF Canada Copenhagen Communique here.

  • Better Metal Salvage Inc.
  • Boo Trading Company Ltd.
  • Brian Olding & Associates
  • Strandberg Consulting

Other organizations
EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment

Youth

  • Prince of Wales Secondary School Environment Club

Faith leaders
View the Joint faith leaders declaration on climate change.

  • Bob Worcester (co-chair of the EcoJustice Unit of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster)
  • Susan Grace Draper (BC-Yukon KAIROS network)
  • Sister Cecilia Hudec
  • Patsi Longmire (Church Board, Saint Margaret's Cedar Cottage, Anglican Church of Canada)
  • Sallie McFague (Distinguished Theologian in Residence, Vancouver School of Theology; Carpenter Professor of Theology Emerita, Vanderbilt University Divinity School)
  • Rabbi Dr. Robert A. Daum (Director, Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre; Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature & Jewish Thought, Vancouver School of Theology)
  • Arleen Brawley
  • Bill Chu (Chair, Canadians For Reconciliation Society)
  • The Venerable Dr. Ellen Clark-King (Anglican Church of Canada)
  • Rev. Barry Cooke
  • Chaplain Michael Dallaire
  • Sister Roma De Robertis
  • Minke de Vos (Senior Instructor, Universal Healing Tao)
  • Rev. Dr. Steven Epperson (Parish Minister, Unitarian Church of Vancouver)
  • Maureen Fowler (Founder, Be the Change: Earth Alliance)
  • Sabina Harpe (Outreach Chair, Dunbar Heights United Church)
  • Reverend Brian Heinrich (Lutheran Urban Mission Society)
  • Phillip Hewett (Minister Emeritus, Unitarian Church of Vancouver)
  • Gary Ho (CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada)
  • Bishop Michael Ingham (Anglican Church of Canada)
  • Myrna Kloster
  • Aline LaFlamme (Founder/Chairperson, Good Medicine Consulting & Daughters of the Drum)
  • David Lewis
  • Angelina Martz
  • Dr. Denise Nadeau (Director Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements, Simon Fraser University)
  • Karl Perrin (Chair, Environment Committee, Unitarian Church of Vancouver; Co-Chair, Pilgrimage to Burns Bog)
  • Brian Ruhe (Director, Theravada Buddhist Community of Vancouver)
  • Lynn Sabourin (Director of Religious Education, North Shore Unitarian Church)
  • Paula Sampson (Professor of Ethics and First Nations Studies, Vancouver School of Theology)
  • Marsha Trew (Westcoast Dharma Society)
  • Jocelyn Urch Secretary (Pacific InterChristian Community)
  • Margaret Vickers
  • Ruth Walmsley (Clerk, Vancouver Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends )
  • Donna Wong-Juliani (Artistic Associate, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver)
  • The Reverend Sharon Salomons (All Saints Anglican Church, Mission B.C.)
  • Garry van Bruchem (Minister, Fonthill United Church)
  • Rev. Gordon Timbers
  • James Ferris (Charlottetown, PEI)
  • Reverend Dr. Ted Siverns
  • WH & ET Lemen (Clergy, Presbyterian Church)
  • Jeffery Barlow (Minister, St Andrew's United Church— Lachine, Quebec)
  • Reverend Steve Gillam (United Church of Canada — Dorval, Quebec)
  • Patricia Dutcher-Walls (Professor, Vancouver School of Theology)
  • Duncan Marple (Minister, Knox Presbyterian Church—Calgary, Alberta)
  • C. Joyce Hodgson (Minister, The Presbyterian Church in Canada—Sarnia, Ontario)
  • Glen Davis (Director of Denominational Formation, Vancouver School of Theology)
  • Roberta Clare (Religious Minister/Director Presbyterian Church in Canada—Maple Ridge, BC)
  • Allen Aicken (Minister, The Presbyterian Church in Canada—Maple Ridge, BC)
  • Reverend Ian Smith (United Church of Canada— Pointe-Claire, Quebec)
  • Deborah Poirier (Minister, United Church of Canada—Rawdon, Quebec)
  • Malcom Cogswell (Sutton, Quebec)
  • Reverend Darla Sloan (United Church of Canada—Quebec City, Quebec)
  • Paula Kline (Director, Montreal City Mission)
  • Ian Fraser (Minister, St. Columba by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, Pointe-Clarie, Quebec)
  • Howard Clark (Voluntary Associate Minister, Cedar Park United Church, Pointe-Claire, Quebec)
  • Reverend Sharon Moon (Cedar Park United Church, Pointe-Claire, Quebec)
  • Eleanor Barrington (Minister, Trinity United Church, Ottawa)
  • Mardi Tindal (Moderator, United Church of Canada)
  • Tom Sherwood (Campus Chaplaincy, Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Brian Cornelius (Minister, First United Church, Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Gary Paterson (Minister, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC)
  • Kevin Dixon (Rector, St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church, Vancouver, BC)
  • Bruce McAndless-Davis (Pastor, Presbyterian Church in Canada, New Westminster)
  • Seth Greenham (Chaplain, SFU Chaplaincy, Burnaby, BC)
  • Janette McIntosh (Elder, Presbyterian Church in Canada)
  • James Potter (Rev., United Church of Canada)
  • Robert Smith
  • Eleanore and James Johanson (United Church of Canada)
  • Reverend Lynne Donovan (St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
  • The Very Reverend Bruce McLeod (Former Moderator, United Church of Canada)
  • Alice McAlpine
  • Nancy Snow (Presbyter, United Chruch of Canada)
  • Robert Smith (former Moderator, United Church of Canada)
  • Dr. William Close (Rev., UCC retired)
  • June Smith (Trustee, United Church of Canada)
  • Michel Gadoury
  • Wendy Maclean (Minister, United Church of Canada)
  • Reverend Glynis Williams (The Presbyterian Church in Canada)
  • Marion Best (Former Moderator, United Church of Canada)
  • Rev Pierre Goldberger (Responsable des Ministères en Francais, Eglise Unie du Canada)
  • Rev. Wayne Walder (Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation — Toronto, Ontario) Don Collett (Principal, Therapeutic Services — North Vancouver, Ontario)
  • The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett (Anglican Church of Canada — Vancouver, BC)
  • Caroline de Gruchy (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Joanna MacQuarrie (Rev., St. Andrew's United Church — Peterborough, Ontario)
  • The Rev. Norman Pettersson (St. Andrew's United Church — Mission, BC)
  • Reverend Julie Stoneberg (Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough — Peterborough, Ontario)
  • Karen Fraser Gitlitz (Consulting Minister, Unitarian Fellowship — Nanaimo, BC)
  • Shawn Newton (Minister, First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto)
  • Carly Gaylor (Ministerial Intern, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Durham — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Rev. Brian Kiely (Minister, Unitarian Church — Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Anne Barker (Reverend, Westwood Unitarian Congregation — Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Bruce Sanguin (Reverend, Canadian Memorial United Church and Center for Peace — Vancouver, BC)
  • Katie Stein Sather (Parish Minister, Beacon Unitarian Church — New Westminster, BC)
  • Michael Soentgerath (Diocesan Director, R.C. Diocese of Calgary — Calgary, Alberta)
  • Wendy Janzen (Pastor, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church — St. Jacobs, Ontario)
  • Allison Barrett (The Reverend, Retired, The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton — Ancaster, Ontario)
  • Rev. Fran Dearman (Interim Minister, Unitarian Church — Calgary, Alberta)
  • Penelope Witte Allderdice (Minister — Supervisor Clinical Pastoral Education, Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship — St.John's, Newfoundland)
  • Carole Martignacco (Reverend, Unitarian Universalists of North Hatley — North Hatley, Quebec)
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  • Diane Rollert (Rev., Unitarian Church of Montreal — Montreal, Québec)
  • Lynda MacLeod (First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo — Kitchener, Ontario)Julie Denny Hughes (The Rev., Universalist Unitarian Church — Halifax, Nova Scotia )
  • Evans Rubara (Policy & Advocacy Advisor, Norwegian Church Aid/Council of Churches in Zambia — Lusaka,)
  • Debra Faulk (Rev., Don Heights Unitarian Congregation — Toronto, Ontario)Rev. Jessica Rodela (Minister, First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo — Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Shirley Knutson (congregant, united church of canada — waterville, Nova Scotia)
  • Ann Russell (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Reverend Kathy Sage (Kingston Unitarian Fellowship — Kingston, Ontario)
  • Celeste Reinhart (Waterdown, Ontario)
  • Brian Kopke (Minister Emeritus, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa — Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Jennifer Cunnings (United Church of Canada — Vancouver, BC)
  • Susan Du Moulin (Minister of Pastoral Care, Canadian Memorial United Church — Vancouver, BC)
  • Patricia Binchy (Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Cheryl Jack (Minister Emeritus UUCD`, Minister Emeritus, UU Congregation of Durham Region — Whitby, Ontario)
  • Anne Treadwell
  • Rev. Jeffrey Brown (Minister, Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga — Mississauga, Ontario)
  • Jagessar Das (Chair, Kabir Association of Canada — Surrey, BC)
  • Dave Diewert (Organizer, Streams of Justice — Vancouver, BC)
  • Dorothy Naylor (Minister, First United Church — Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Rev. Frances Deverell (Unitarian Minister — Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Thomas Nichols (Presbyterian Church in Canada — Vancouver)
  • Rev. Dr. William J. Wassner (Executive Director, United Religious Community of St. Joseph County — South Bend, IL)
  • Dan Chambers (President, BC Conference, United Church of Canada — West Vancouver, BC)
  • Eric Hamlyn (Youth & Young Adult Ministry Facilitator, United Church of Canada — Vancouver, BC)
  • Carolyn Barber ( Toronto, ONtario)
  • Anna White (Community Co-ordinator, Camp Fircom Society — Vancouver, BC)
  • Barry Morris (Minister, Longhouse Ministry Church — Vancouver, BC)
  • Valerie Taylor (Clergy, West Point Grey United Church — Vancouver, BC)
  • Sharon Copeman (Reverend, United Church of Canada — Vancouver, BC)
  • Reverend Sandra Severs (First United Church Mission — Vancouver, BC)
  • Esther Epp-Tiessen (Peace Ministries Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee Canada — Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • Phyllis Smyth (Rev. Dr., United Church of Canada — Montreal, Quebec)
  • Brian Laverty (Pastor, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship — Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Mohammad Ali (Imam, B C Muslim Association — Vancouver, BC)
  • Aaron Zerah (Rev., Interfaith Ministry — Sechelt, BC)
  • Darren Kropf (Pastor, Breslau Mennonite Church — Kitchener, Ontario)
  • William MacKinnon (,First-Pilgrim United Church — Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Anne Squire (Former Moderator, United Church of Canada — Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Mohamad Rachid (Imam, Richmond Jami' Mosque — Richmond, BC)
  • Jon Nofziger (Peace and Development Education, Mennonite Central Committee BC — Abbotsford, BC)
  • Dianne Ollerenshaw (Minister, Director of Regional Ministries, The Synod of Alberta and the Northwest, The Presbyterian Church in Canada — Calgary, Alberta)
  • Hugh Jack (Rev., St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church — Lethbridge, Alberta)
  • Debra Mair (Chair, Social Responsibility Council, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa — Ottawa, Ontario)
  • John C. Bryan (Presient, BWB Consultants Ltd. — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Michelle Knight (Director's assistant, Montreal City Mission — Montreal, Québec)
  • Ian McDonald (Presbyterian Church in Canada — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Harris Athanasiadis (Minister, Presbyterian Church in Canada — Toronto, Ontario)
  • William MacLellan (Minister, Rosedale Presbyterian Church — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Betty Lynn Schwab (Co-ordinating Minister, The United Church of Canada — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Stephen Scharper (Associate Professor, University of Toronto — Toronto, Ontario)
  • Sandra Leigh (Director, Give Peace a Chant! — Vancouver, BC)
  • The Rev. Dr., Sylvia Dawne Cleland (West Point Grey Presbyterian Church — North Vancouver, BC)
  • Katherine Burgess (Reverend, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church— Quebec City, Quebec)
  • Ric Matthews (Minister of the Mission, First United Church Vancouver — Vancouver, BC)
  • Dr. Saad Bahr (Imam, Chairman of BOG, Islamic Society of British Columbia — Port Coquitlam, BC)
  • Paul Myers (Minister, Presbyterian Church in Canada — Gibsons, BC)
  • Richard Peisinger (Sustainability Coordinator — Halifax, Shambhala — Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • William Roberts (Whistler, BC)
  • Christine Michell (Unitarian Church of Calgary — Calgary, Alberta)
  • Margaret Sagar (Reverend, Minister of United Church of Canada — Terence Bay, Nova Scotia)
  • Janet Vickers (Social Responsibility Administrative Support, Canadian Unitarian Council — Abbotsford, BC)
  • Karen Stevenson (Co-Chair Environmental Monitoring Committee, Canadian Unitarian Council — Edmonton, Alberta)
  • David Mivasair (Rabbi, Ahavat Olam Synagogue, InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver — Vancouver, BC)
  • Patricia Schwartzberg (Minister, South Fraser Unitarian Congregation —Surrey, BC)
  • Ross White (Minister, Cabroro Bay United Church —Victoria, BC
  • The Rev. Dr. Moderator of the Presytery of Westminster, Sylvia Dawn Cleland (West Point Grey Presbyterian Church — Vancouver, BC)
  • Reverend Terri Scallon (Gibsons United Church — Gibsons, BC)
  • First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo
  • Alisa McClurg (First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo)
  • Reverend Clint Mooney (The United Church of Canada — Calgary, Alberta)
  • Frank Manzara (Kairos Calgary, Alberta)
  • Reverend Laura Imayoshi (Community Minister, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, BC)
  • Carol Burrows (Chair, Social Action Committee, First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo)
  • Diana Stewart (Eternal Spring United Church — Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Reverend Rodger Talbot (Presbyterian Church in Canada)
  • Reverend Josephine Mewett (United Church of Canada —Peterborough, Ontario)
  • Tim Scorer (Adult Faith Formation Team, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church — Vancouver, BC)
  • Minister Emerita, Anne Orfald (Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough)
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