Since its foundation in 1978, Friends of the Earth Canada has become a respected advocate for the environment on the national and international level. Friends of the Earth Canada joined Friends of the Earth International in 1983. Today, the group counts more than 10,000 individual supporters. The group generates creative, practical solutions to environmental problems, including air pollution, climate change and ozone depletion. In 1999, Friends of the Earth Canada sponsored the publication of a book portraying the efforts of 33 women in 12 countries in their struggle against toxic chemicals in the environment.