Ecojustice goes to court and uses the full force of the law to defend nature, combat the climate crisis, and fight for a healthy environment for all. As Canada’s largest environmental law charity, we’re leading the legal fight for a safer, healthier future.
Ecojustice builds the case for a better Earth through strategic litigation and advocacy.
When governments and polluters break laws that protect our health, our communities and our environment, Ecojustice takes them to court. When our laws are no longer up to the task of defending nature, fighting the climate crisis, or protecting the people and places we love, we advocate for stronger, more effective laws.
From coast to coast to coast, Ecojustice’s skilled lawyers, scientists and policy experts are on the ground building relationships with the people we serve. Our clients include community groups, Indigenous communities, civil society organizations, and individual Canadians on the frontlines of the fight for environmental justice. We represent every client free of charge.
Our legal victories have protected at-risk species, halted fossil fuels projects that came with unacceptable climate risks, and kept toxic chemicals out of our air and water.
As an independent organization free from the influence of governments and large, polluting corporations, Ecojustice is proud to be supported by caring individuals – people like you – who share our vision of a brighter environmental future.
For more than 30 years, Ecojustice’s high-impact litigation and advocacy have protected the environment and led to meaningful change in our communities. Here is a snapshot of just a few recent victories:
A win for climate action in Canada
Ecojustice played a pivotal role in ensuring the federal government took action in 2021 to avoid climate disaster by enacting the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12). The success of this law will be in its implementation. Ecojustice will hold our government accountable for taking the legally-mandated action necessary to prevent climate disaster.
Qat’muk protected for generations to come
Qat’muk is the Ktunaxa name for the ecological and spiritually significant region that includes the Jumbo Valley in B.C. Ecojustice’s lawsuit stopped a key permit for a proposed ski resort in the area, clearing the path for the Ktunaxa Nation to reach an agreement with the federal government to create the Qat’muk Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area.
At any given time, we can have upwards of 60 cases and law reform files active, or in development. By supporting Ecojustice, you help turn the tide on the climate emergency, stand up for a healthy environment for all, and give voice to nature.