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Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights: A Toolkit for Change

Toronto, Ontario
March 4, 2014

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation, 1st Floor, 215 Spadina Avenue

This interactive workshop will introduce you to Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), a powerful toolkit for environmental change. Whether your issues are wildlife or water taking permits, alvars or air quality, greenhouse gases or gravel pits, you want to ensure you have the full range of tools at your disposal. The EBR is designed to boost public engagement with Ontario’s environmental laws and policies.


  • Gord Miller: The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province’s independent environmental watchdog, appointed by the Legislative Assembly.
  • Michelle Kassel: As a Senior Manager at the ECO, Michelle will draw on her legal background to illuminate the role of the EBR in the larger legislative framework.
  • Mike Parkes: Mike has extensive expertise in energy and climate change, and is a Senior Policy and Decision Analyst at the ECO.
  • Tyler Schulz:Tyler is a Senior Policy and Decision Analyst at the ECO, with first-hand experience on hundreds of EBR applications.

Please RSVP with your name and affiliation to and specify "ECO workshop" in the subject line. Registrations will be confirmed.