Making the Links: Environmental Health, Equity, and Law

Collection of on-line resources for community members

CELA recognizes that low income families and other vulnerable populations, such as First Nations communities, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, are disproportionately exposed to and/or affected by environmental contaminants. Furthermore, these groups are often most likely to lack the legal and health information and services necessary to address their exposures and health outcomes.

The Making the Links Project is a collaboration between CELA and the Environmental Health Institute of Canada (EHIC) with funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario. The Project aims to enable and empower communities to reduce these environmental inequities. The six communities identified as a part of the Project are: Brantford, Cornwall, Hamilton, Kenora, Sarnia, and Windsor.

The linked files in this collection provide a toolkit, publications and information that may be of use for these communities, and others, as they tackle the issue of environmental equity.

You can also access the Making the Links webpage of each community below for community specific information and resources:





Sarnia & Aamjiwnaang First Nation 


Media Releases

Making the Links: Environmental Health, Equity & the Law Workshops
CELA Challenges Ontario Government on Claims over Improvement to Air Pollution