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Canadian Government Departments Responsible for the Environment

Canada (Federal Jurisdiction)

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Public Inquiries Centre
12th floor, Fontaine Building
200 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3
Telephone: 819-938-3860 or Toll-free: 1-800-668-6767 (in Canada only)
E-mail: ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca
http://www.ec.gc.ca


Alberta

Information Centre
Alberta Environment and Parks
9th Floor, South Petroleum Plaza
9920 108 Street
Edmonton Alberta T5K 2G8

Call Toll Free Alberta: 310-3773
Outside Alberta: 1-780-944-0313
Toll Free: 1-877-944-0313
Facsimile: 780-427-4407
For an environmental emergency or to file a complaint, call the 24-hour Environment Hotline Toll-free Line: 1-800-222-6514
For toll free access to any provincial government office, dial 310-0000 (Alberta only)
Email: AEP.Info-Centre@gov.ab.ca
Web: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx


British Columbia

BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
PO Box 9339
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC V8W 9M1
Telephone: (250) 387-9870
Toll-free Line: 1-800-663-7867
Environmental Emergencies: 1-800-663-3456
To report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP), call the Toll-free Line: 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP)
Report online: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/rapp/form.htm
Cellular Dial : #7277
For access to any provincial government office, dial (250) 387-6121 in Victoria, (604) 660-2421 in Vancouver and 1-800-663-7867 in the rest of British Columbia.
E-mail: EnquiryBC@gov.bc
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment


Manitoba

Manitoba Conservation and Climate
Box 22 - 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
Telephone: 204-945-6784
Toll-free: 1-800-214-6497
Environmental Accident Reporting Line (24 Hours): (204) 944-4888
For access to any provincial government office dial (204) 945-3744 or Toll-free in Manitoba: 1-866-626-4862
E-mail: cc@gov.mb.ca
http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/


New Brunswick

Environment and Local Government
Marysville Place
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5H1
General Information Line: (506) 453-2690
Report oil, pesticide, chemical spills and other environmental emergencies: 1-800-565-1633
E-mail: elg/egl-info@gnb.ca
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg.html


Newfoundland and Labrador

Department of Environment, Climate Change, and Municipalities
4th Floor, West Block Confederation Building
100 Prince Philip Drive
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Telephone: (709) 729-3046
Facsimile: (709) 729-6639
E-mail: MAEInfo@gov.nl.ca
https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/
Environmental Emergencies: 1-800-563-9089


Northwest Territories

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
600, 5102-50th Avenue
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3S8
Telephone: 1-867-767-9055
24 Hour Spill Report Line: (867) 920-8130
Report a Poacher: Toll Free Line: 1-866-762-2437
Report a Wildfire: Toll Free Line: 1-877-698-3473 / 1-877-NWT-Fire
http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/


Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Environment

Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street, Suite 1800
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Tel: (903) 424-3600
Fax: (Main) (902) 424-0501

Barrington Place
1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Telephone: (902) 424-3600
Facsimile: (902) 424-6925

Environmental Emergencies: 1-800-565-1633

Environmental Compliance
Telephone: (902) 424-2547 or Toll-free: 1-877-936-8476
Facsimile: (902) 424-0569
E-mail: emc@gov.ns.ca
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/


Nunavut

Department of Environment
P.O. Box 1000
Station 1300
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Telephone: (867) 975-7700or Toll-free: 1-866-222-9063
Facsimile: (867) 975-7740
24-Hour Spill Response Reporting Line: (867) 920–8130
E-mail: environment@gov.nu.ca
http://env.gov.nu.ca/


Ontario

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Macdonald Block
11th Floor
77 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1N3
Telephone: (416) 325-4000 or Toll-free: 1-800-565-4923 or TTY: 1-855-515-2759
www.ontario.ca/environment

Spills Action Centre
Pollution Reporting Hotline: 1-866-663-8477
Telephone: 1-800-268-6060


Prince Edward Island

Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change
Jones Building, 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
General inquiries: 902-368-5044 or Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044 or Facsimile: (902) 368-5830
Environmental Emergency Response: 1-800-565-1633
Report a violation to a Conservation Officer: 902-368-4884
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/environment-water-and-climate-change


Quebec

Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
Marie-Guyart Building, 29th Floor
675 René-Lévesque Blvd East
Quebec City, QC G1R 5V7
Telephone: (418) 521-3830 or Toll-free: 1-800-561-1616
Facsimile: (418) 646-5974
E-mail: acces@environnement.gouv.qc.ca
https://www.quebec.ca/gouv/ministere/environnement/
https://www.quebec.ca/en/government/ministere/environnement/

Urgence-Environnement (the environmental emergency service)
Telephone: 418-643-4595 or Toll free: 1-866-694-5454
http://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/rejoindr/urgence.htm
http://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/rejoindr/urgence-en.htm


Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Environment
Inquiry Centre
Box 3003, Prince Albert, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Telephone: (306) 953-3750 or Toll-free: 1-800-567-4224
Facsimile: (306) 787-9544

E-mail: centre.inquiry@gov.sk.ca
Firewatch Toll-free Line: 1-800-667-9660
Spill Control Centre Toll-free Line: 1-800-667-7525
TIPS (Turn in Poachers) Toll-free Line: 1-800-667-7561
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/ministries/environment


Yukon Territory

Department of Environment
10 Burns Road
PO Box 2703 (V-3A)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Telephone Line: (867) 667-5652 or Toll-free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5652
Facsimile: (867) 393-7197
Turn-in-Polluters Line: 1-800-661-0525
Environmental Emergency: 867-667-7244
E-mail: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca
https://yukon.ca/en/department-environment

Document last updated on January 7, 2021

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