Minister McKenna concludes successful Canadian Environment Week

News Release

June 10, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, wrapped up celebrations for Canadian Environment Week. The week was kicked off by Canada hosting the international community for World Environment Day, on June 5, 2017, and it was concluded with a federal employee clean-up challenge, on June 9, 2017.

Thousands of Canadians participated in events and activities throughout the week, and they demonstrated their commitment to connecting with nature, conserving and restoring natural spaces, and taking action on climate change.

Everyone is invited to check out Canadian Environment Week pictures on social media, at #EnviroWeek.


“As Canadian Environment Week comes to an end, I’m proud to reflect on all the great work we’ve accomplished to date. Though we’ve made strides on a number of environmental issues, much still remains to be done. I know I can count on all Canadians to do their part to ensure the natural environment we’ve come to take for granted is protected and conserved for many generations to come.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates the Government’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to preserving and protecting their environment.

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Marie-Pascale Des Rosiers
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Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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