CELA works toward protecting public health and the environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution or poor decision-making and by changing policies to prevent problems in the first place. Since 1970, CELA has used legal tools, conducted public legal education, undertaken groundbreaking research, and advocated for increased environmental protection and to safeguard communities. As a specialty clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, our primary focus is on assisting and empowering low-income people and disadvantaged communities.
CELA’s strategic priorities are:
Access to Environmental Justice – CELA places high priority on cases, public legal education, and law reform work aimed at ensuring access to environmental justice.
Pollution Prevention and Public Health and Safety – CELA places high priority on cases, public legal education, and law reform work aimed at ensuring safe, healthy, and livable communities.