Our Story

Founded in 1999, Dogwood harnesses the power of community organizing to defend our home and counter corporate greed. Driven by a deep love for our neighbours and the places we live, we campaign for climate justice, Indigenous rights and a healthy democracy.

Our work is often political, but never partisan. We tackle issues British Columbians care about deeply, partnering with allies across B.C. as part of a broad network of social movements. Our staff are members of the BCGEU and our volunteers, including board members, come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Where did our name come from? The Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii or ȻETXIȽĆ in the SENĆOŦEN language, is unique to the west coast and serves as the official flower of B.C.