The Resource Library for the Environment and the Law, now the Canadian Environmental Law Foundation, was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit charitable organization. Since 2016 the Library is hosted, along with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), at 55 University Avenue, Suite 1500, in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Materials are incorporated into a shared library space among eight co-located specialty legal clinics, including CELA.
Please call 416-960-2284 to inquire further about access to the library collection. We are open to the public.
CELA has built this collection since 1970. It currently contains approximately 7000 essential publications on environmental law and policy in Ontario and Canada as well as some international materials. This assemblage of resources is unique. Many of these publications and government documents can be found nowhere else. The collection comprises books, periodicals, reports, and more, from 1970–when the Canadian Environmental Movement began–to the present. Legal Aid Ontario has provided funding for this collection. It is intended to assist CELA staff, the public, and the environmental and legal communities to access information and tools to further environmental justice.