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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.

About the ministry

July 3, 2015

Ontario Promotes Climate Change Education

Ontario is helping educate its youngest citizens about climate change and the simple actions their families can take to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.
June 25, 2015

Metal Recycler Fined $3,500 For Operating Unapproved Sewage Works

Orangeville - Melancthon Township metal recycling company 2133962 Ontario Inc., operating as Shelburne Iron & Metal was found guilty of one offence...
June 25, 2015

Company Fined $10,000 For Pesticides Act Violations

Hamilton - Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. was found guilty and fined $10,000 in relation to offences that occurred while the company was...

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change protects and improves the quality of the environment and coordinates Ontario's actions on climate change leading to healthier communities, ecological protection and economic prosperity for present and future generations.  The tools the ministry uses to accomplish this include:

  • using science and research to develop policies, legislation, regulations and standards
  • enforcing compliance with environmental laws
  • working with other governments, Aboriginal groups and organizations, industry, stakeholders and the public
  • monitoring and reporting to track environmental progress over time
  • modernizing environmental approval processes.