Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC; French: Environnement et Changement climatique Canada; incorporated as the Department of the Environment) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for coordinating environmental policies and programs, as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and renewable resources. It is also known as Environment Canada (EC).

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada
Department overview
Formed1971
TypeDepartment responsible for coordinating environmental policies and programs
JurisdictionCanada
Employees~6800[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Christine Hogan, Deputy Minister
Child agencies
Key document
Websitewww.ec.gc.ca

The minister of the environment and climate change has been Jonathan Wilkinson since November 20, 2019; Environment and Climate Change Canada supports the minister's mandate to: "preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, soil, flora and fauna; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast daily weather conditions and warnings, and provide detailed meteorological information to all of Canada; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government."[1] The minister provides political direction and is responsible for the department to Parliament, with the day-to-day operations being managed by the deputy minister.