Environmental emergency: contacts by province

In the event of an emergency pollution incident , such as an oil or chemical spill, federal and provincial/territorial authorities need to be notified in order to coordinate an adequate oversight of the response. Since emergency pollution incidents are often local in nature and, in order to reduce notification burden Environment and Climate Change Canada’s  environmental notification system uses the following federal-provincial/territorial 24-hour authorities as the first point of contact. In turn, these authorities inform Environment and Climate Change Canada of the notifications. In the event of an environmental emergency or occurrence, please call the 24-hour telephone number below for the region in which the event occurred.

Ontario Spills Action Centre
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
416-325-3000 or
1-800-268-6060
Quebec National Environmental Emergencies Centre
Environment and Climate Change  Canada
514-283-2333 or
1-866-283-2333
Nova Scotia Maritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
New Brunswick Maritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
Manitoba Manitoba  Ministry of Sustainable Development 204-944-4888
British Columbia Emergency Management British Columbia
Ministry of Justice
1-800-663-3456
Prince Edward Island Maritimes Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
902-426-6030 or
1-800-565-1633
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment 1-800-667-7525
Alberta Alberta Ministry of Environment and Parks 780-422-4505 or
1-800-222-6514

(Number accessible only within the province)
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
709-772-2083 or
1-800-563-9089
Yukon Yukon Department of Environment 867-667-7244
Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources Government of the Northwest Territories 867-920-8130
Nunavut Department of Environment and Natural Resources Government of the Northwest Territories 867-920-8130
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