CELA works to protect human health and our environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution and by working to change policies to prevent such problems in the first place. For 40 years, CELA has used legal tools to increase environmental protection and safeguard communities. As a Legal Aid Clinic, our top priority is to represent low income individuals and communities and to speak out for those with less influence and who receive less of a say in decision-making.
Through landmark legal cases CELA has helped shape government and industry approaches to pollution and other environmental threats and has forced polluters to clean up their act. CELA has also been part of shaping innovative collaborations to improve sustainability and human health including the Low Income Energy Network, the Renewable is Doable group, the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment, the Water Guardians Network, and many more.
Please see the Our Services page for more information about whether your case meets our Legal Aid criteria or alternative sources of assistance. Currently, our policy change work is focused on five areas:
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George Finney cutting cake now at his retirement from Bird Studies Canada #conservation #birds t.co/vQtwSb24GN
#DGR hearing into low and intermediate level radioactive waste just adjourned Optional final remarks by registered intervenors due October 9
Northwatch expert on geoscience verification about to testify to #DGR panel watch and listen to webcast at t.co/ARTUT4Z4ow
New York Sen. Charles Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants in kids products • t.co/QbJwqSZEbA #cancer #onpoli
If you're in Toronto, check out @ClimateMarch_TO for details on the Climate March on Sunday, September 21 @ 1pm at Nathan Phillips Square.