Minister McKenna launches Canadian Environment Week

News Release

June 4, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canadians are dedicated to ensuring Canada’s natural environment is conserved and restored for present and future generations. Every year, Canadians throughout the country are proud to mark this commitment by celebrating Canadian Environment Week.

Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, launched Canadian Environment Week celebrations highlighting the themes “Healthy Environment” and “Connecting People to Nature.” Throughout the week, the Minister will invite Canadians to take part in multiple events, including World Environment Day activities, which Canada is proudly hosting on June 5. This is an opportunity for Canada to bring global attention to the critical role that healthy ecosystems and protected environments play right now and for future generations.

Everyone is invited to take part in Canadian Environment Week festivities. Families, individuals, schools, and businesses can join the celebrations by sharing their outdoor fun and environmental activities on social media using #EnviroWeek.

Canadian Environment Week activities and events are available on the Canadian Environment Week Website.


“As a nation, we are proud of the rich and varied natural landscape that graces Canada from north to south and west to east. Canadians—governments, businesses, Indigenous peoples, and youth—are working together to ensure that our children and grandchildren will have cleaner air and a healthier environment. This is the spirit of Canadian Environment Week.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick Facts

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

  • In 2017, Canadian Environment Week will run from June 4 to June 10.

  • This year, June 5 is World Environment Day; June 7, Clean Air Day; and June 8, World Oceans Day.


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

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