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Strength Together – Will Cole-Hamilton

02.06.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

“The people of the BC coast, we’re all we’ve got. If governments aren’t going to speak up for us the only way to make sure that our voices are heard is to gather together and speak loudly.” Video: Ryan Weaver Editing: Rayne Benu

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Meet Matthew Fitzpatrick

11.22.16 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

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Meet Francois Brassard

10.03.16 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

“It was like a happening.” Esquimalt Team Leader, Francois Brassard tells us how organizing with Dogwood has made a difference in his life and in his community. You can make a difference too! Sign up now to join a Dogwood team.

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Hermione Granger & the battles ahead

09.21.16 | Organizer Profiles |  Sophie Harrison

Welcome to Dogwood, Sophie!  I first picked up a Dogwood clipboard at age 17, eager to stop the onslaught of tar sands pipeline and tanker expansion through British Columbia. As a young person in Vancouver concerned about climate change, these projects were the most direct manifestation where I lived of the Canadian government’s willingness to […]

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North Shore teams talk strategy, gear up for election

08.05.15 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By guest writer Sandy Rubin I have been volunteering with Dogwood for close to 2 years. I love the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, biking and camping – and want to make sure our beautiful environment is protected and preserved. I am very concerned about climate change and decided that rather than complain about it I […]

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The evolution of an activist

07.15.15 | Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Dogwood volunteer Lorisa Schouela. Originally printed in Common Ground. One day last July, my life took a decisive turn. The day began much like any other summer Sunday; I ate breakfast and headed to the Kitsilano farmer’s market hauling a bucket of compost. At the entrance to the market, an organizer for Dogwood Initiative, […]

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Jumping into action

02.12.15 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Christina Smethurst

Born and raised on the west coast of B.C., Jordan Soet has spent his whole life exploring his home province. At an early age, his parents instilled in him an appreciation for the limitless opportunities the British Columbia wild has to offer – something that has stayed with him ever since. From outings at sea […]

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Esquimalt says yes to a B.C. review of Kinder Morgan

02.06.15 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Terry Dance-Bennink has been volunteering in various capacities and organizing with Dogwood since 2013. She’s also a regular editorial contributor. You can read her profound story about visiting the Alberta oil sands and about uniting various faith traditions for a successful healing walk on our blog page. What do newly retired Jane Devonshire […]

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