Committees & Working Groups

toxic dump

Shawnigan Lake Toxic Dump

The membership has resolved to focus much of our collective energy into fighting the perpetrators and supporting blockaders 

grace islet

Indigenous Solidarity Working Group

Proactively collaborative and effective cross-media strategies with targeted initiatives around Grace Islet, reclaiming ceremonies and more.

kids and the farm

Farmland Protection Coalition

This working group fights to keep BC's Agricultural Land Reserve big and green and holds the Commission accountable for its actions.

lessons from grace islet indigenous solidarity panel

Speaker Series

We have hosted an event of some kind nearly every month over the past 2 years, you can join the team that coordinates.


Join us for this critical event! Grassroots Power and Political Change

Join us for this critical event! Grassroots Power and Political Change Grassroots Power
and Political Change
on Southern Vancouver Island

Tuesday June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria

The provincial election results have provided social movements on Southern Vancouver Island (Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-Nulth Territory) with a unique window on political power – investing citizens and community organizations with an opportunity to apply grassroots pressure on the New Democrat and Green legislative caucuses and party structures to achieve unprecedented progress for social and ecological justice.

The purpose of this free event is to convene an...

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Where We Stand

1. People and the planet before profit.
The Social Environmental Alliance is committed to a world where the wellbeing of people and the planet takes priority over the accumulation of private wealth.
2. Respect for ecological systems.
We believe all human activity and social systems must operate within the limits imposed by ecological systems and with respect for non-human life.
3. Transformative social change.
Recognizing the dangers of catastrophic climate change, the injustice of colonization and imperialism, and the inhumanity of growing poverty in the midst of plenty, we pledge ourselves to the lifelong project of transformative social change.
4. Ecological and democratic socialist principles.
We aim to accomplish our objectives through the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities.
5. Grassroots organization and action.
Committed to action and outreach, we are nurturing a community of organizers to mobilize the consciousness and confidence of ordinary people and forge alliances in coalition with social movements, cultural organizations and grassroots community groups.
6. Traditions inform practice.
We are guided by the best traditions of indigenous, feminist, co-operative, socialist, labour and environmental movements.
7. Democracy.
We embrace a participatory, pluralistic and emancipatory model of democracy.
8. Equality.
We believe in a classless society and in the inherent dignity and equality of all people on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.
9. Self-determination.
We recognize the right of indigenous and colonized peoples to self-determination.
10. Internationalism.
We embrace an internationalist perspective in foreign policy based on equality among peoples and the shared stewardship and fair distribution of the finite resources of the planet.