2019 Environmental Law Toolkit Workshop

Sep 03 2019

Join us on Tuesday, October 1st, at the Sustainability Network office at CSI-Spadina in Toronto for this one-day training session. The workshop will be hosted by Anastasia Lintner of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) who has designed the session to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health.

More info below, or click here to register.


Location: The Viola Desmond Room, CSI Spadina, 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto

Cost: $125 per person or $100 per person if there are two or more registrants from the same nonprofit organization. Registration includes snacks and lunch.

The workshop will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively as well as the opportunities provided by law to participate in government decision-making. It will also help you to understand where the legal framework for environmental protection is absent, incomplete or otherwise inadequate so that you can work to obtain stronger laws and policies.

Participants will receive a nuts and bolts overview of the laws that protect our environment. We’ll have legal experts covering a wide variety of key topics which include:

Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEMs) to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation - Robert Moyer, Director, Submissions on Enforcement Matters, Commission for Environmental Cooperation Secretariat

Environmental Assessment: The [Dead] Letter of the Law - Joseph Castrilli, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: How tribunals, Cabinet Ministers and Bureaucrats Apply Environmental Law, and How the Courts Fit In - Sue Tan, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Private Prosecutions: “Taking the Law Into Your Own Hands” - Ramani Nadarajah, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Using Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Richard Lindgren, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Using Access to Information Tools Effectively - Ian Miron, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice and Charlotte Ireland, Paralegal, Ecojustice

Torts: What They Are and How to Protect the Environment Against Them - Richard Lindgren, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association