Environment Canada

Environment Canada (French Environnement Canada) is the national Ministry of the Environment of Canada. The Authority shall have its headquarters in the capital, Ottawa. The functions of the Authority are of environmental protection, conservation, weather and meteorological information.


Environment Canada was founded on June 11, 1971 by the merger of the previously independent authorities, the Meteorological Service of Canada, 1871, and the Canadian Wildlife Service, established in 1947, created. The Authority was responsible for atmospheric environmental analysis, environmental protection, fisheries, land, forest and wildlife conservation, water protection.

In the 1970s the weather analyzes and information have been improved. These were bilingual (as with all Canadian federal authorities in English and French) and nationally published by the Authority. For several regional locations were opened. Furthermore, a Weatheradio system set up and opened the Canadian Climate Centre.

1979, the responsibility for fisheries to a newly established authority, which operates as a Department of Fisheries and Oceans today, was passed.


  • Meteorological Service of Canada (weather and meteorological predictions)
  • Canadian Ice Service
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency ( protection of the environment )
  • Water Survey of Canada
  • National Pollutant Release Inventory