Pollution Probe is a national, non-profit organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.
To be recognized as a leading source of information on environmental issues, to partner credibly with government and industry in developing environmental solutions and to be a trusted voice on environmental policy.
INCLUSIVE: We consider the interests of all those with a legitimate stake in an issue, and with them we seek opportunities to partner and to build coalitions of support for progressive policy
INDEPENDENT: In all business activities, we work to maintain our capacity to act independently in representing the needs of the general public.
NON-PARTISAN: We seek to work cooperatively with all levels of government and with all political parties to ensure that the environmental needs of current and future generations are addressed.
RESULTS-ORIENTED: We choose issues and engage in activities when we judge that we may reasonably expect tangible results that improve the environment from our participation.
FOCUSED: We undertake activities that are fundamentally directed at supporting and enabling policy change.
EVIDENCE-BASED: We are led by science, basing our positions upon sound research and objective analysis, rather than ideological labels.
LEARNING: We build our knowledge and capacity by constantly testing our assumptions and validating our impact by surveying our colleagues, by consulting experts and by maintaining an open mind when engaging stakeholders.
INNOVATIVE: We always seek new and effective means of achieving our mission, adapting our approach to advocacy as issues emerge and the market evolves.
What People Are Saying
"I believe very strongly that individuals can make a difference by supporting credible environmental organizations like Pollution Probe"
— Marjorie L., former Board Member for 19 years.
"We have focused our own environmental volunteer work and household efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change. These are all areas where Pollution Probe has done good work."
— Barb and Richard E. - Donors
"I believe that my placement at Pollution Probe helped me grow tremendously as an environmental professional as it provided me with a great experience and introduction to the field of environment and sustainability, and I am truly grateful for being able to have had this learning opportunity."
— David Martinello - Intern