Environmental Law Toolkit Workshop 2020


Registration: $100 per person
Date: September 30th & October 1, 2020 (Online)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
*Please note all registrants will receive access to 9 Legal Toolkit recordings for 60 days. Registrants will also receive a link to join the Zoom Meeting Sessions on September 30th and October 1, 2020.

The virtual Environmental Law Toolkit workshop will be hosted by Anastasia Lintner of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) who has designed these sessions to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health.

The recordings and Zoom sessions will help you to understand what laws and policies exist to protect the environment and how to use them effectively as well as the opportunities provided by law to participate in government decision-making. It will also help you to understand where the legal framework for environmental protection is absent, incomplete or otherwise inadequate so that you can work to obtain stronger laws and policies.

Participants will receive a nuts and bolts overview of the laws that protect our environment. We’ll have legal experts covering a wide variety of key topics including:

Using Access to Information Tools Effectively
Ian Miron, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice and Charlotte Ireland, Paralegal, Ecojustice

Using Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and Torts: What They Are and How to Protect the Environment Against Them
Rick Lindgren, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

 Private Prosecutions: Taking the Law Into Your Own Hands
Ramani Nadarajah, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Environmental Assessment: The [dead] Letter of the Law.
Joseph Castrilli, Staff Lawyer, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Municipal Planning: PPS, Growth Plans, OPs, and Much More
Jacqueline Wilson, Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association

Submissions on Enforcement Matters to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Paolo Solano Tovar, Legal Officer, Commission for Environmental Cooperation Secretariat

Parallel Systems: Indigenous and Western Law
Kerrie Blaise and intern Peter Hillson on

Fight for Your Right to a Healthy Environment
Ian Miron, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

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