About Us

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is a science-based department. The majority of our budget and more than half of our workforce is dedicated to science and technology. We use our research to track and manage wildlife populations; to improve understanding of ecosystems and support their recovery; to assess environmental risk; to protect Canada’s natural environment from the impacts of climate change; and, to support legislative action for the environment on behalf of all Canadians. Our science provides the foundation for our policy and programs as well as the basis for our reputation at home and internationally.

ECCC is an environmental science research leader producing around 700 peer-reviewed journal articles each year, as well as a variety of other documents from technical reports to conference papers. Part of fulfilling our mandate to preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, is to help shape how Canadians think about the environment by sharing our knowledge with the public. 

To expand the ways in which we share this environmental knowledge, ECCC is undertaking an exciting new pilot project with the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) in which you are taking part, just by visiting this site.  

In order to build environmental awareness, support sound environmental decisions, develop and support partnerships, and increase collaboration ECCC strives to:

CSTMC has generously adapted the Open Heritage digital platform to enable greater access to ECCC science. In the initial phase of this project ECCC draft documents (e.g., scientific article pre-prints, draft book chapters, draft conference presentations) are being made openly available, enabling rapid sharing of these documents with science users throughout the world. In the future, we hope to build-in features to support greater engagement the authors. In the meantime, we welcome comments and feedback using the contact information provided with each document, or through email at ec.stpublications.ec@canada.ca .