Welcome to Alternatives North

Alternatives North is a social justice coalition operating in the Northwest Territories. Within our ranks are representatives of churches, labour unions, environmental organizations, women and family advocates and anti-poverty groups.  Individual citizens are important participants in our work.

Alternatives North regularly meets Wednesday's at noon in the boardroom of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, 4916-49th Street Yellowknife, NT. New participants are welcome but call 867-920-2765 ahead of time to ensure the meeting has not been rescheduled or temporarily moved to another location.

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See the Membership Letter, Form and Template Invoice

 Alternatives North has been a major participant in the environmental review of the Giant Mine Remediation Project

Latest News

2014 06 07
Take Action!
Fracking Environmental Assessment

ConocoPhillips has filed an application to drill horizontal fracking wells in the Sahtu Region. Citizens and organizations concerned with this proposal can file comments with the Sahtu Land and Water Board by June 16.  

See a sample letter for individuals, a backgrounder for use in composing letters and the joint media release issued by Alternatives North, Ecology North and the Council of Canadians.    

2014 06 04
Decision Needed on Giant Mine EA 

Alternatives North, the City of Yellowknife and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation have called on federal and territorial ministers to issue a decision and complete the environmental assessment of the Giant Mine Remediation Project.  See the letter to the Ministers.  

“Consistent and persistent... That’s how you create political success. And based on my work with the AN crew, I would just add that they are progressive, well-informed, savvy, and connected with the community."
David Thompson, Parkland Institute
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