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The ELC’s regular operating hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. In compliance with guidance from the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy, physical distancing of 2 m will be required and visitors are requested to wear a mask for everyone’s safety. All appropriate measures as directed by the Government of Alberta will be maintained to ensure a safe and stable environment for both staff and visitors.



The mission of the Environmental Law Centre is to advocate for laws that will
sustain ecosystems and ensure a healthy environment and to
engage citizens in the law’s creation and enforcement.


Our vision is a society where our laws secure an environment that sustains
current and future generations and supports ecosystem health.


Climate & Energy

Climate and energy are intertwined and often viewed as opposed to each other. At the ELC, we see a world where climate and energy co-exist for the benefit of all.

Sustainable Communities

Do you believe you have a right to a clean and healthy environment? That you deserve clean air, clean water, and a thriving environment? The ELC is committed to educating and empowering Canadians on how to exercise these crucial rights for a greener future for you and for our future generations.

Nature & Biodiversity

Our Canadian natural spaces and biodiversity are treasured. The ELC is working hard to ensure that important habitat and natural spaces for our wildlife and all biodiversity, including people, is maintained for generations to come.

Our Partner Sites

Conservation Easements in Alberta
Community Conserve
Alberta Environmental Laws 101


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Latest ELC Publications

Accounting for Nature: Regulatory approaches to filling environmental budget gaps in Alberta
Alberta’s Geothermal Resources
Aquatic Ecosystems – Gaps Opportunities and Law Reforms
Primer on Surface Water Quality Management Framework
Water Law in Alberta: A Comprehensive Guide (Full Guide)

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What’s New on Facebook

Water law and policy: Gaps, opportunities and law reforms (June 23, 2022)

What’s New on Twitter

In our new publication – Accounting for Nature: Regulatory approaches to filling environmental budget gaps in Alberta– the ELC seeks to address revenue challenges in Alberta related to environmental impact. elc.ab.ca/engaging-new-r… pic.twitter.com/gtTsiVMkpF

About 2 weeks ago from ELC Alberta's Twitter via Twitter Web App


Working for strong environmental laws and rights in Alberta.