Webinar – Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. Panelists…

The Faces of CELA: Lawrence Gunther

I founded the charity Blue Fish Canada in 2012; focussed on water quality, fish health and informing and inspiring the next generation of conservation-minded recreational anglers. In late 2016 CELA approached me to be part of the Healthy Great Lakes initiative, which I felt was a good fit given that recreational fishing on the Lakes represents a $8-billion annual economic driver and contributes to the socio-economic stability of shoreline communities.

Ministry of Health Makes Major Changes to E. coli standard for public beaches without consulting Ontarians

Joint media release of Swim Drink Fish and CELA May 31 2018 TORONTO - Swim season has arrived in Ontario, and by June, water quality monitoring will be underway at many public beaches. The recreational water quality monitoring alerts the public about water…

CELA applauds federal government’s Budget 2018

Feb 27 2018 Toronto, Canada – Today, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) applauded the federal government’s announcement that $1.3 billion over 5 years of federal contribution will be allocated towards conserving Canada’s protected areas as part of its 2018 Budget.…

WaterScape – Community Discussions on Protecting Water for Future Generations

Feb 13 2018 Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), Ontario Environment Network (OEN), and Ontario Headwaters Institute (OHI) are pleased to announce the dates, locations, and local partners for the community discussions on protecting Ontario’s water, as below. The event is…