Good Neighbour Campaigns

TEA is organizing and supporting community groups to create productive relationships with local industries to reduce pollution and protect human health and the environment. To read more about the process, the campaigns, and the tools and resources available for download visit our Good Neighbour Campaign website.


From 2008 to 2012, TEA partnered with Environmental Defence Canada and Environment Hamilton to develop community-led Good Neighbour Campaigns (GNCs) in three Ontario communities.


With financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, these campaigns were based on the successful GNC model, developed by Ohio Citizen Action in the U.S. GNCs use community mobilization and pressure to encourage local industries to reduce and prevent pollution, independent of legal and regulatory routes.



The GNC model focuses on opening the lines of communication between industry and their neighbouring communities to create working relationship for positive change.

TEA has successfully used the GNC model to engage community members and polluting companies in Etobicoke and Scarborough. To read more about these local campaigns and access tools that can help residents challenge pollution problems in their community visit the Good Neighbour Campaign website.

On this website you can read more about the GNC approach, including How to Run a GNC,  a resource library of Tools and Techniques to use in Ontario, and you can read about successful and ongoing Good Neighbour Campaigns.