Final Report

The Healthy Environment, Healthy Neighbourhood project wants to learn how industrial sites in Winnipeg affect the people who live near them. We will also work to learn about the ways that people can use the law to get justice for the problems that come from living near contaminated industrial sites. We successfully interviewed people who live in the inner city who have had problems with pollution from a variety of industrial sites. Their stories have illustrated the ways local residents struggle with many types of pollution coming from these industries. Our legal research explains what is missing from the legal framework, as well as what is needed to enable residents to have access to environmental justice.


News Coverage of the HEHN Project

At the Confluence of Environmental and Social Justice by Julia-Simone Rutgers
Fri June 9, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press

‘A toxic soup’: why a Winnipeg neighbourhood is fighting for its right to a healthy environment
by Julia-Simone Rutgers
Fri June 9, 2023 – The Narwhal

Further Information
Project Backgrounder
Project Area Map

Action on Bill S-5 – Updates to Canadian Environmental Protection Act – Spring 2022

Letter to the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson to advocate for access to environmental justice in Bill S-5 and Bill C-226 – Fall 2022

Watch Policy Advocacy Director Heather Fast give a presentation about HEHN for the Law Society of Manitoba’s special event Access to Justice: People-Centred Data Collection

Manitoba Eco Network