The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is the province’s environmental watchdog, an independent officer of the Legislature.
Dr. Dianne Saxe has been the Environmental Commissioner since December 2015. Her five-year appointment is focused on serving the Ontario Legislature, improving the effectiveness of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) and catalyzing better environmental, energy and climate outcomes, for and with the people of Ontario.
All of the ECO’s powers and responsibilities are established by the Environmental Bill of Rights, which tasks the ECO with:
The ECO’s staff is a driven, enthusiastic group of people, who are passionate about Ontarians’ environmental rights and public participation in government decisions that contribute to a healthy, sustainable environment. We are always interested in opportunities to give workshops, webinars and presentations on the tools available to Ontarians under the EBR.
We can be reached at 416-325-3377 / 1-800-701-6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.