Canada-wide standards

The Canada-wide Environmental Standards Sub-agreement is a framework for federal, provincial, and territorial Environment Ministers to work together to address key environmental protection and health risk reduction issues that require common environmental standards across the country.

Set under the framework of the Canada-wide Accord on Environmental Harmonization, the Standards Sub-agreement sets out principles for governments to jointly agree on priorities, to develop standards, and to prepare complementary work plans to achieve those standards, based on the unique responsibilities and legislation of each government. The sub-agreement does not change the jurisdiction of governments nor does it delegate authority.

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) have endorsed the following Canada-wide Standards (includes Yukon Implementation Plans):


For more information on the Canada-wide standards and other current initiatives, visit www.ccme.ca.


Contact Environmental Programs
Phone: 867-667-5683
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5683
Fax: 867-393-6213
Email: envprot@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-8) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6