At Environmental Defence, we perform research and publish reports and guides to educate the public about environmental challenges facing our communities, then provide roadmaps for steps we can take to tackle these challenges. Take a look some of our most recent reports:

Our Reports

Full Disclosure: The case for stronger household product labelling
To enable consumers to reduce their exposure, Canada needs better labelling rules that fully inform about harmful ingredients in cleaning and personal care products. Read the Report

Ontario’s Electricity System
This backgrounder on Ontario’s electricity prices clears up some misconceptions about hydro costs in Ontario and shows that renewable energy accounts for a relatively small part of residential electricity bills. Read the Report

Our Guides

The Toxic Ten Pocket Guide
Canadians put toxics on their skin every day from the products they use. Cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, and allergy-inducing substances can be found in many Canadian products. Read the Guide

The BPA Pocket Guide
BPA can be found not just in food cans, but also in many other consumer goods. Learn how you and your loved ones can lower the risk of exposure to BPA with our handy pocket guide. Read the Guide

The Problem With Bottled Water
Bottled water is a big business in Canada. But its cost on the environment and your wallet is even bigger. Here’s the real price of bottled water: Read the Guide

10 Ways You Can Help Keep Our Waters Clean
About the Guide: Simply by going about your daily routines, you might be unknowingly contributing to the pollution of our waterways. Here’s a tip sheet that you can use to help keep Canada’s waters healthy and clean! Read the Guide

Action Checklist
Recommendations to fix Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans Read the Checklist

Mid Term Report Card – Proposed amendments to Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans
A panel led by David Crombie reviewed Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans.Read the Report