Canada and the Oceans,
Department of Foreign Affairs and
Canada has the longest coast line in the
world. This site looks at pollution
issues and actions related to the
country's Ocean Strategy and Oceans Act
Canadian Council of
Ministers of the Environment
cooperation on regional environmental
issues such as toxic air
Promotes environmental assessment as a
Canadian Museum of Nature
The Museum's press room offers the latest
news, research, discoveries and insights in natural
history and biodiversity in Canada and around the
world; access to experts in many fields of natural
history, science, education and museology; concepts
for science journalists (of any nationality) to
know when interviewing a palaeontologist; and more.
Aussi en Français.
Canadian Nuclear Safety
The "nuclear energy and materials watchdog" in
Committee on the
Status of Endangered Wildlife in
Committee of experts tracks lists,
species, status, candidates, government
Canada's version of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
Special sections on acid rain, ozone,
climate change, pollution prevention,
water, wildlife, air pollution, including the
National Pollutant Release Inventory
(similar to the U.S. Toxics Release Inventory.) Visit
EC's National Water Research Institute
which provides media experts on
National Climate Change
A summary of efforts by Canada's
federal, provincial and territorial
governments to address climate
National Energy Board
An independent federal agency that regulates international and interprovincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries.
Standing Committee on
Energy, the Environment and Natural
Parliament site on a range of
Produced by the National Film Board of Canada; submit your socially engaged audio pieces (documentaries, interviews, discussions, experimental) to be hosted on the CITIZENShift website as part of its weekly podcast series.
Daily Newspaper Directory
Canadian newspapers and press associations by province/city.
The Green Majority
This environmental feature originates as a radio show, rebroadcast as a podcast, from CIUT 89.5 F.M. in Toronto, Ontario. It includes environmental news headlines from across Canada, plus in-depth features and interviews, such as this enlightening October 12, 2007, edition on the Alberta tar sands.
Internet Sources for Journalists and Broadcasters — Canada
Here you'll find journalists' websites, education links, professional journalism associations, awards, writers' organizations, information for freelancers, journalism-related mailing lists and more.
From Vancouver, BC, Canada, this environmental station offers podcast reports on endangered species, toxic technologies, deforestation, smog, climate change, nuclear weapons and reactors, overfishing in the oceans; follows the activities of environment groups; features interviews; and more.
Based at the University of Waterloo, this bimonthly publication is the official journal of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada.
Canada Green Building Council
The Canadian equivalent of the USGBC, CaGBC is a coalition of design/building industry reps.
Canadian Access and Privacy Association
Canada's association of people who work professionally with the country's Access to Information Act.
Canadian Association for
Developments in the renewable energy
Panel of experts forced by the Canadian
government to address biotechnology
issues and the Canadian Biotechnology
Canadian Centre for
Nonprofit that coordinates services and
meetings about pollution
With support from Environment Canada, CEN advocates
networking between environmental organizations. Tools,
caucauses, weekly news bulletins, a Greenlist guide to
Canadian environmental organizations and agencies (to
access publications and government websites,) contact
info for provincial and territorial environmental
A citizen-run wiki advocating open government.
FOI blog with a strong interest in environmental issues.
The project is "a loose collection of data activists, who wish to collect, disseminate, and discuss issues around access to government data in Canada." Although the model is one of open collaboration, the project was started in June 2007 by Carleton University geographer Tracey Lauriault and Montreal writer Hugh McGuire.
Huge player in wetland preservation and
restoration in Canada, and
This program, launched by the federal government in 1988 and currently managed by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, is the only North American standard accredited by the Global Ecolabeling Network for environmental labelling of goods and services.
A guide to environmental directories, portals
and networks in Canada and beyond. Start here
to find environmental groups, organizations, people,
places, activities, news, events calendar, information and
opportunity. Painstakingly compiled by
People and Planet.
Nonprofit group supports research and
public education on a variety of
environmental issues. Coordinates a Young Reporters for the Environment program for students from grades five/six up until the end of high school.
FOI.net/Website of Alasdair Roberts
Resources on Canadian FOI law: a
searchable database of requests filed under
Canada's Access to Information Act (ATIA);
information on CAIRSWeb and public access to
the CAIRS (Coordination of Access to Information
Requests System) database; research publications;
links (such as access to information policies of
intergovernmental organizations); datasets,
including ATIA departmental statistics in Excel
format; and more. No longer available; see WatchDog TipSheet of Aug. 11, 2004. Contact: Canadian
Professor Alasdair Roberts, a FOI expert at Syracuse University in New York.
Metro Vancouver Planning Coalition
Strategic Sustainable Planning sessions on peak oil and climate change put on by Vancouver City
Planning Commission/New City Institute/Post Carbon Institute; Nelson Food Security Conference of 2007, upcoming
development work for food conference in Winnipeg July 2008; and more.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Works in every province to conserve ecologically significant land across the country.
Commission for Environmental
Information about environmental laws
and enforcement in Mexico, United
States, Canada. Commission formed by
the three countries to complement
NAFTA, the North American Free Trade
Agreement. In Spanish, English and
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
This coalition of ~90 organizations advocates coal phase-out, energy conservation, renewable energy, and
natural gas as a transition fuel for electricity generation. Lots of energy facts, figures and reports.
Open Government Canada
A new Freedom of Information coalition seeking a
national voice for FOI users. Started primarily by a
group of journalists associated with the Canadian
Association of Journalists, OGC seeks to help educate,
assist and advocate on behalf of people who use the
federal Access to Information Act and provincial
freedom of information laws.
The Pembina Institute
This environmental group advocates sustainable energy solutions and follows Canada's federal and industry energy actions on matters such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Alberta's oil sands. You'll find sections on climate change, energy solutions, green economics and policy, educational initiatives, and a searchable library of publications.
Based in Ottawa, this organization advocates democratic social change by assisting citizen movements. Focus areas: energy including Tar Sands Watch, trade, water, security. Offers related links, news coverage, studies, publications.
A joint effort of the Canadian Environmental Law
Association, Canadian Institute of Environmental Law
and Policy, and Environmental Defence Canada. Type in
an entire or partial postal code to see what sources
of pollution occur in that area; find maps and lists
of top polluters in Canada; detailed definitions and
explanations about the NPRI and pollution regulatory
information from provincial to international levels;
analyse pollution trends from 1995 to 2001.
Foundation/Atlantic Center for the
Supports rural communities in eastern
Canada and New England, focusing on
preserving natural resources and
Sources Select Online Directory
A free directory, operating since 1977, for journalists, writers, editors, and researchers which lists experts and media spokespersons in Canada and internationally, cross-indexed by areas of expertise, for thousands of issues and topics. Sources also provides a news release service, an events calendar, and media lists.
A web resource directory of Canadian environmental
web sites, news, events and related activities. Includes thegreenjournal.ca,
a daily index of news and articles from popular publications.
Vancouver Peak Oil Executive
A citizens' group creating awareness and action plans to prepare for oil depletion; offers a blog, web resources, related links, events.