Our mission

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Therefore Greenpeace seeks to: protect biodiversity in all its forms, – prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water, – end all nuclear threats, promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence.

Our core values

Personal responsibility and nonviolence: We take action based on conscience. This means we are accountable for our actions and take personal responsibility.

We are committed to peacefulness: Everyone on a Greenpeace action is trained in nonviolence.

Independence: We do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties. Individual contributions, together with foundation grants, are the only source of our funding.

Greenpeace has no permanent friends or foes: If your government or company is willing to change, we will work with you to achieve your aims. Reverse course, and we will be back. What matters isn’t words, but actions.

Promoting solutions: It’s not enough for us to point the finger; we develop, research and promote concrete steps towards a green and peaceful future for all of us.

Respecting Indigenous Rights: Greenpeace Canada is committed to collaborating and consulting with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada to ensure our campaigns and positions respect their traditional rights and treaties. For more information, please see the Greenpeace Canada Policy on Indigenous Rights.