About the Enforcement Branch

Environment Canada’s Enforcement Branch is responsible for the protection and conservation of both the environment and wildlife for future generations. In-the-field enforcement officers across Canada enforce environmental and wildlife laws.  The Enforcement Branch also participates in the development of federal acts and regulations as they pertain to environmental and wildlife enforcement, specifically:

Under the direction of the Chief Enforcement Officer (CEO), Environment Canada’s Enforcement Branch consists of a national office in Gatineau, Quebec, and five regions:

  • Atlantic Region
  • Quebec Region
  • Ontario Region
  • Prairie and Northern Region
  • Pacific and Yukon Region

Each region is tasked with ensuring that the above mentioned federal environmental and wildlife acts and regulations are respected and that enforcement measures are taken against alleged offenders.

Environment Canada’s Enforcement Branch prides itself in ensuring the highest level of accountability to all Canadians. For additional information regarding environmental or wildlife enforcement, please visit our enforcement contact page.