Our Work

The ELC provides free legal research and representation to community groups, environmental organizations and First Nations in BC and offers clinical training in public interest environmental law to students through the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.

Our work has five focus areas:

  1. Healthy Watersheds;
  2. Sustainable Communities;
  3. Resilient Coast;
  4. Climate and Energy Equity; and
  5. Environmental Justice.

The ELC provides free legal research and representation to community groups, environmental organizations and First Nations in BC and offers clinical training in public interest environmental law to students through the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law. Our work has >

Participant funding for groups involved in Environmental Assessments


BC is revitalizing its environmental assessment regime with the aim of enhancing public confidence, transparency and meaningful participation. The ELC has prepared a briefing note that recommends the new environmental assessment regime include a participant funding program. Public participation improves >