I turned to CELA for help when attempts to resolve a local air pollution problem through communications with the Ministry of the Environment, our councillor and MPP failed to yield any meaningful results. CELA provided me with a comprehensive opinion, drafted a successful application for investigation and crafted the Freedom of Information request that informed the aforementioned application. None of this would have been possible without legal aid funding. I spent many hours drafting letters and recording odour events, but it was CELA’s support and legal expertise that afforded redress and better protections for all residents. I am encouraged and thankful for organizations like CELA whose mandate it is to protect the environment and public health.