The office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an exciting, rewarding place to work, filled with passionate, enthusiastic people who enjoy researching, writing, discussing and educating the public on the Environmental Bill of Rights and a wide variety of environmental issues.
To learn more about our staff members' work, experience and passions, check out Our Staff page.
The Environmental Commissioner’s office is home to a public Resource Centre with an extensive collection of reports, books, journals, periodicals and other environmental resource documents, as well as access to the online Environmental Registry. Although our Resource Centre is not a lending library, we can arrange inter-library loans and provide a comfortable area to read through our many documents.
The Resource Centre is located at 1075 Bay Street, Suite 605, Toronto, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We recommend that you call ahead to ensure that our librarian, Carrie Cauz (416-325-0363), will be available to help you.
The office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario strives to be as environmentally sustainable as possible in our operations and services. This includes our office’s paper and energy use, transportation, purchasing and waste diversion. The office’s greening committee works with ECO staff and our building's property management to improve the sustainability of our office. For example, the ECO is proud: to be Bullfrog powered; use public transit for office transportation; and to have successfully lobbied our property manager (Canderel) to implement a building-wide organic waste collection service. In an effort to learn more about the office’s energy use and improve our energy conservation and efficiency, the office recently undertook a major initiative to map its electricity circuits.
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. During recruitment, assessment and selection processes, accommodations under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act can be made for people with disabilities.
Our staff is always interested in opportunities to present to the public and interested groups about the tools available to Ontarians under the Environmental Bill of Rights. If you have a group of people who would be interested, please contact us to discuss how we can design a workshop, webinar or presentation to suit your needs.
The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is to make Ontario accessible by 2025. The ECO is committed to complying with the AODA and all of the standards in order to create a barrier-free Ontario.
Should you wish to obtain an ECO document that is not currently available in an accessible format, please contact us and we will make the information available to you.
- Download the ECO’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
- Download the ECO’s Policies under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
- Download the ECO's 2016/2017 Accessibility Plan Status Report
- Download the ECO's 2016 AODA Self-Certified Accessibility Report
- Download the Alternative Format Document Request Form (PDF or DOC)
- Download the Client Feedback Form (PDF or DOC)