Who to Call in an Emergency

In the event of an emergency pollution incident , such as an oil or chemical spill, federal and provincial/territorial authorities need to be notified in order to coordinate an adequate oversight of the response. Since emergency pollution incidents are often local in nature and, in order to reduce notification burden Environment and Climate Change Canada’s  environmental notification system uses the following federal-provincial/territorial 24-hour authorities as the first point of contact. In turn, these authorities inform Environment and Climate Change Canada of the notifications. In the event of an environmental emergency or occurrence, please call the 24-hour telephone number below for the region in which the event occurred.

OntarioSpills Action Centre
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
416-325-3000 or
1-800-268-6060
QuebecNational Environmental Emergencies Centre
Environment and Climate Change  Canada
514-283-2333 or
1-866-283-2333
Nova ScotiaMaritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
New BrunswickMaritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
ManitobaManitoba  Ministry of Sustainable Development204-944-4888
British ColumbiaEmergency Management British Columbia
Ministry of Justice
1-800-663-3456
Prince Edward IslandMaritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Ministry of Environment1-800-667-7525
AlbertaAlberta Ministry of Environment and Parks780-422-4505 or
1-800-222-6514

(Number accessible only within the province)
Newfoundland and LabradorNewfoundland and Labrador Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
709-772-2083 or
1-800-563-9089
YukonYukon Department of Environment867-667-7244
Northwest TerritoriesDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources Government of the Northwest Territories867-920-8130
NunavutDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources Government of the Northwest Territories867-920-8130
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