The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) gives all Ontarians certain environmental rights. That means that all of us – ordinary citizens, students, politicians, policymakers, business people and activists – have legal rights and formal procedures for participating in environmental matters.
Here are some guides, videos and forms to help you learn more about, and exercise, your environmental rights.
Check out The Environmental Bill of Rights: Your Environment, Your Rights. This easy-to-read booklet describes your rights and shares the stories of Ontarians who have used their environmental rights to improve environmental protection in the province.
Read our guide to exercising your right to participate in environmental decision making: Ontario's Environmental Bill of Rights and You
- Under the EBR, you can submit an Application for Review, asking the Ontario government for a new environmental policy, act or regulation, or for changes to existing ones. Download the fillable and printable Application for Review form.
- Under the EBR, you can submit an Application for Investigation, asking the government to investigate violations of an environmental act, regulation or instrument. Download the fillable and printable Application for Investigation form.