Sunset over Toronto HarbourAs the social and economic capital of Canada, and a leading world city, Toronto is a place where any interest can be explored. Many major environmental groups have offices in Toronto and there is virtually always something happening for students to become involved with to supplement their education and interests in the environmental field.  Further, a large number of law firms with environmental law practices have offices in Toronto, including both public interest firms and large private practice firms.

Resources within the city include:

  • Ministry of the Attorney General - (Ministry of the Environment, Legal Service Branch) Summer (varies) and articling positions available:
  • Department of Justice - Do your Career Justice Articling Program - includes Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Legal Services, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Legal Services, Environment Canada Legal Services, and Natural Resources Canada Legal Services:
  • Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) - volunteer, summer/fellowship, articling - Toronto and Vancouver:
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association - volunteer, summer/fellowhship, articling - Toronto:
  • Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy - volunteer, internships -
  • Lake Ontario Waterkeeper  - PIA fellowship, Donner, PBSC:
  • Enviro Defense Canada - volunteer (PBSC):
  • Sierra Club:  
  • Friends of the Earth:
  • Toronto Environnemental Alliance:

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto has the best a major cosmopolitan city has to offer while being a hub for many cultural and recreational activities. Acres of parkland and close proximity to natural areas offer exceptional balance for a great quality of student life.

With the world at your fingertips, Toronto is a great place to live and study law.
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