I support Canada’s resource sector – how can I become a member of Canada Action?
It’s easy -- just go to our homepage and signup. We’ll subscribe you to our newsletter, and provide you with regular updates on our activities in support of the resource sector. And we’ll let you know how you can help!
Where does your funding come from?
We’re an entirely volunteer driven non-profit society. We rely on our volunteers to make the organization work. We do accept donations, but only from individuals, not corporations.
Where can I make a donation in support of Canada Action?
Please click here if you would like to make a donation as an individual in support of Canada Action. We thank you in advance for your support! Please note that we are not a charitable organization, so donations are not tax deductible.
Are you a genuine volunteer-led and volunteer-driven organization?
Yes, absolutely. We are totally volunteer led and driven. We do not accept any corporate money. We only accept donations from individuals who believe as much as we do in the importance of the resource sector and the crucial need to educate Canadians about it.
Why don’t you accept money from companies?
While we think companies play a crucial role in sustainable resource management, the public has a right to clarity around corporate influence in groups like ours. So we’ve drawn that very clear line. We support our sustainable resource industry players, but we won’t take corporate funds.
Why should I support Canada’s oil sands and the resource sector?
Canada’s resource sector, including our oil sands, are critical to the country’s present and future prosperity.
According to Statistics Canada, “In 2006, natural resource wealth—the dollar value of selected natural resource reserves—stood above $1 trillion or more than $30,000 per capita.”
Natural resources are the backbone of Canada’s economy. Natural resources make up 13 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 50 percent of our exports according to federal statistics.
After including the connected industries that provide goods and services to the resource sector, natural resources account for nearly 20 percent of our GDP.
The oil sands alone employs some 149,000 Canadians directly.
Altogether, the natural resources sector employs about 950,000 Canadians and another 850,000 Canadians work in industries that service this sector – so the resource sector is absolutely crucial to job creation in Canada.
The $30 billion in taxes paid annually by the natural resources sector to all levels of government allow us to maintain Canada’s world-class health, education and social services.
And it’s important to know that the resource sector adheres to some of the toughest environmental legislation on the planet to ensure Canada’s environment is well-protected.
On a range of environmental and social measures, Canada ranks among the best performing natural resource exporting countries.
That is why we believe it’s so important to support our resource sector.