Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

David Suzuki Foundation / Fondation David Suzuki / Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Executive Director

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: David Suzuki Foundation / Fondation David Suzuki
Responsible Officer Name: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-09
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 949970-16500

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 688

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 63

Version 2 of 56 (2008-04-30 to 2008-07-08)

Version 2 of 56 (2008-04-30 to 2008-07-08) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: David Suzuki Foundation / Fondation David Suzuki
219-2211 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  v6k 4s2
Canada
Telephone number: 604-732-4228  Ext.: 284
Fax number: 604-732-0752  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Peter Robinson, Chief Executive Officer  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The David Suzuki Foundation is a charitable organization that since 1990 has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas - oceans and sustainable fishing; climate change and clean energy; sustainability; and the Nature Challenge - the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that conserve nature and help achieve sustainability within a generation.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The Foundation has only three official "Members" - Dr. David Suzuki (Chair), Dr. Tara Cullis (President) and Mr. Miles Richardson - who founded the organization in 1990. Individuals who support the work of the Foundation financially are considered "Donors" and receive regular newsletters and information about the Foundation's activities. Groups and individuals can also participate in the Foundation's "Nature Challenge" program through which they receive updates and information about the Foundations ongoing efforts to achieve sustainability within a generation in Canada. No financial contribution to the Foundation is required for this group.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Deborah Carlson
Position title: Climate Change Campaigner
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Morag Carter
Position title: Director, Climate Change
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jose Etcheverry
Position title: Climate Research and Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Lisa Gue
Position title: Health Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Paul Lingl
Position title: Climate Change Campaigner
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Mark Lutes
Position title: Climate Change Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dale Marshall
Position title: Climate Change Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Faisal Moola
Position title: Science Director
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Rachel Plotkin
Position title: Biodiversity Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jay Ritchlin
Position title: Director, Marine and Freshwater Conservation
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Peter Robinson
Position title: Chief Executive Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Pierre Sadik
Position title: Senior Policy Advisor
Public offices held: No
 
Name: David Waldron
Position title: Director, Sustainability Program
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Scott Wallace
Position title: Marine Fisheries Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: William Wareham
Position title: Senior Conservation Specialist
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John Werring
Position title: Salmon Conservation Biologist
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jeffery Young
Position title: Aquatic Biologist
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Consumer Issues, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Food Safety, Forestry, Health, Industry, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance, Tourism, Toxic Substances, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Changes to, and/or enforcement of, The Fisheries Act, The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, The Species at Risk Act, The Oceans Act, The Pest Control Products Act, The Ocean Dumping Control Act, The Navigable Waters Protection Act, The Clean Air Act, the Hazardous Products Act, The National Sustainable Development Act, The Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Act, and PBDE Regulations. In addition, the Foundation offered comments and/or entered into discussions respecting the implementation of The Kyoto Accord, Canada's Wild Salmon Policy, The Pacific Salmon Treaty, Canada's Oceans Policy, the Oceans to Plate Strategy, The Seafood Certification Policy, The Federal Moratorium on Oil and Gas Activities Offshore British Columbia, The National Aquatic Animal Health Program, The National Ambient Air Quality Objectives, the Development of a Canada-wide strategy for the management of municipal wastewater effluent, the Environmental Process Modernization Plan, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Environmental Process Modernization Plan, the Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions, Chemical Management Plan, Security and Prosperity Partnership, and Maximum Residue Limits. Proposals for the introduction of a National Sustainability Act and regulations that employ ecological fiscal reform measures were also addressed by the Foundation along with proposed legislation respecting Canada's obligations related to climate change, and for the introduction of a national environmental health strategy.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Changes to, and/or enforcement of, The Fisheries Act, The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, The Species at Risk Act, The Oceans Act, The Pest Control Products Act, The Ocean Dumping Control Act, The Navigable Waters Protection Act, The Clean Air Act, The Hazardous Products Act, The Food and Drug Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, The National Sustainable Development Act, The Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act, and PBDE Regulations. In addition, the Foundation will offer comments and/or enter into discussions respecting the implementation of The Kyoto Accord, Canada's Wild Salmon Policy, The Pacific Salmon Treaty, The Oceans to Plate Strategy, The Seafood Certification Policy, Canada's Oceans Strategy, The Federal Moratorium on Oil and Gas Activities Offshore British Columbia, The National Aquatic Animal Health Program, The National Ambient Air Quality Objectives, the Development of a Canada-wide strategy for the management of municipal wastewater effluent, the Environmental Process Modernization Plan, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Environmental Process Modernization Plan, the Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions, the Chemical Management Plan, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, Maximum Residue Limits, Canada's Food and Consumer Safety Action Plan, the National Water Strategy, and Canada-Wide Standards, and Canadian Standards Association Standards respecting flame retardancy. Proposals for the introduction of a National Sustainability Act and regulations that employ ecological fiscal reform measures will also addressed by the Foundation along with proposed legislation respecting Canada's obligations related to climate change, legislation respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of nuclear accident, and a proposal for the introduction of a National Envirornmental Health Stratgey. Finally, the Foundation will offer comment and advice respecting proposed legistaion respecting the development of Canada's Seacoast and Inland Fisheries, the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Planning Process Implementation Strategy, and policies and proposals respecting child health and the environment.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Bill or Resolution Annual Budget
Bill or Resolution Bill C-33 An Act to Amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Bill or Resolution Bill C-377: An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change.
Bill or Resolution Bill C-45: An Act Respecting the Sustainable Development of Canada's Seacoast and Inland Fisheries.
Bill or Resolution Bill C-474 The National Sustainable Development Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-51 An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-52 Consumer Product Safety Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-5 An Act Respecting Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage in Caswe of a Nuclear Accident
Policy or Program Canada's Food and Consumer Safety Action Plan
Policy or Program Canada's Wild Salmon Policy.
Regulation Canadian Standards Association Standards Respecting Flame Retardancy
Policy or Program Candian Oceans Strategy
Policy or Program Chemical Management Plan
Policy or Program Environmental Process Modernization Plan.
Policy or Program Federal Moratorium on Oil and Gas Activities Offshore British Columbia.
Policy or Program Fisheries and Oceans compliance and enforcement of habitat protection and pollution prevention.
Policy or Program Fish Habitat Management Policy.
Legislative Proposal Food and Drugs Act
Legislative Proposal Hazardous Produts Act
Policy or Program Introduction of policies applying the principles of Ecological Fiscal Reform.
Regulation Metal Mining Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act.
Policy or Program National Ambient Air Quality Objectives.
Policy or Program National Aquatic Animal Health Program.
Policy or Program National Water Strategy
Policy or Program Oceans to Plate Strategy
Policy or Program Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area Planning Process Implementation
Policy or Program Policies Respecting Child Health and the Environment
Legislative Proposal Proposal for the introduction of a "National Sustainability Act".
Policy or Program Proposal for the introduction of a "National Sustainability Strategy".
Regulation Pulp Mill and Pulp and Paper Mill Liquid Effluent Control Regulations under the Fisheries Act.
Regulation Regulations respecting vehicle fuel efficiency.
Regulation Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Hazardous Products Act
Regulation Regulations under the Navigable Waters Protection Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Oceans Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Pest Control Products Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Pesticides Control Act.
Regulation Regulations under the Species At Risk Act.
Regulation Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions
Policy or Program Seafood Certification Policy
Policy or Program Security and Prosperity Partnership
Bill or Resolution The Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act

Subject matters added through a communication report:
The future of the David Suzuki Foundation 2008-07-08