Canadian Government Departments Responsible for the Environment

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Canada (Federal Jurisdiction)

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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)


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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)

British Columbia

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BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
PO Box 9339
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:
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


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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

New Brunswick

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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/

Newfoundland and Labrador

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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
Environmental Emergencies: 1-800-563-9089

Northwest Territories

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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

Nova Scotia

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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


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


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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

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

Prince Edward Island

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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


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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

Urgence-Environnement (the environmental emergency service)
Telephone: 418-643-4595 or Toll free: 1-866-694-5454


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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

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

Yukon Territory

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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

  • Fact sheet last revised: 2021-01-07