Environmental Law Resources


Use this list to connect with other helpful resources

  • Environmental Law Centre (Alberta) – “The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation in Alberta. The ELC’s mission is to educate and champion for strong laws and rights so all Albertans can enjoy clean water, clean air and a healthy environment. Our vision is a society where laws secure an environment that sustains current and future generations.”
  • Inside Education – Inside Education “[s]upport[s] teachers and inspiring students to better understand the science, technology, and issues related to our environment and natural resources.”
  • People for Energy and Environmental Literacy – “PEEL works to equip today’s educators with the science, the teaching tools and the support they need to ensure Alberta students are fluent in climate change science, clean energy technologies, and sustainability principles.”
  • Centre for Constitutional Studies –  The Centre for Constitutional Studies is a group that works to “connect leading Canadian and international scholars, contributes to constitutional debate, and creates resources that educate the public about the Constitution.”
  • Alberta Council for Environmental Education – “ACEE works collaboratively to advance environmental education in Alberta.”
  • National Center for Science Education – The National Center for Science Education “promotes and defends accurate and effective science education.”
  • Green Teacher – “Green Teacher is dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, promote environmental awareness among young people aged 6-19.”
  • Ontario Justice Education Network –  The Ontario Justice Education Network “[d]evelop[s] innovative educational tools that introduce young people to the justice system, help them understand the law, and build their legal capability.”
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society –  CPAWS is “Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean, freshwater and ensuring our parks are managed to protect the nature within them.”
  • Pembina Institute –  The Pembina Institute “[w]ork[s] to solve today’s greatest energy challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and sustains a high quality of life.”
  • Alberta Wilderness Association – The AWA is “[d]edicated to the conservation of wilderness and the completion of a protected areas network.”
  • Caribou 4 Ever – Caribou 4 Ever is a coalition of environmental non-governmental organizations focused on caribou conservation work.
  • Ecojustice – “Ecojustice goes to court and uses the power of the law to defend nature, combat climate change, and fight for a healthy environment for all.”
  • West Coast Environmental Law – WELA is “[a] non-profit group of environmental lawyers and strategists dedicated to safeguarding the environment through law.”
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association – CELA is a specialty legal clinic that works to protect human health and the environment.
  • Alberta Tomorrow – Alberta Tomorrow is an educational simulator intended to help students understand sustainable planning in the province of Alberta.
  • Alberta Environment Network – The AEN has compiled a list of Online Resources for Learning About the Environment from Home for Kids of All Ages.
  • Elbow River Watershed Partnership – The Elbow River Watershed Partnership focuses on watershed stewardship related education for middle and high school students and their teachers through their Instagram account, and are launching a new story feature for younger kids as well.
  • Alberta Water Portal – The Alberta Water Portal provides great water related resources.
Government Resources
Access to Legal Sources
  • CanLii – A great resource for free access to court decisions, legislation, and legal articles from across the country.
  • Supreme Court of Canada – Free access to Supreme Court of Canada decisions and live streams in both French and English
Alberta Law Libraries

Note: Anyone can use these resources at an Alberta Law Library branch although borrowing is restricted to lawyers. 

  • HeinOnline – Provides access to a number of journals and articles.
  • WestlawNext – Provides access to articles as well as case law including decisions that may not be available on CanLII such as those from other countries.
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw – Provides access to articles as well as case law including decisions that may not be available on CanLII such as those from other countries.
  • LESA Library – Provides access to articles from the Legal Education Society of Alberta. This may include articles on more practical matters such as tips for court or on substantive law topics.