Resources for Environmental Assessment Professionals

Many of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s (the Agency’s) publications can be accessed in both HTML and Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF). Visit the Help page for information about accessing PDF documents. Contact the Agency at for archived publications and alternative formats.

Policy and Guidance
These documents provide guidance to the legislated obligations for federal environmental assessments under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (as amended in 2003).

Basics of Environmental Assessment

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012)

Federal / Provincial Environmental Assessment Coordination in Ontario: A Guide for Proponents and the Public (2008)
PDF, 509 KB

Strategic Environmental Assessment: The Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. Guidelines for Implementing the Cabinet Directive (2010)
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