Environmental History Program

For many decades the Canadian Environmental Law Foundation has worked to curate and make available environmental law history and resources to the public. The Environmental History Program formalizes this effort, placing all of the electronically available collections together in one place as a rich virtual library.

Thanks to support from Legal Aid Ontario, the physical library is funded through to 2024.  The Foundation welcomes donations or pledges for long-term financial support for the library and the digital archives.

Environmental Beginnings

A project initiated by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Bill of Rights.

The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy

Although CIELAP is no longer actively performing research and analysis, the Foundation provides continued access to their work and publications.

ECO Collection

Includes all of the publications issued by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario during its existence as an independent office of the legislature from 1994 to 2018. 

ODWAC Collection

The Ontario Drinking Water Advisory Council’s Annual Reports from 2004-2020.