Posts Tagged ‘CIELAP’

CIELAP-edited CSD Policy Concept Paper

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

CIELAP is proud to announce that our Programmes Manager, Carolyn Webb, was recently selected by the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) to edit a Policy Concept Paper related to the Commission for Sustainable Development and the Upcoming Rio+20 Conference.

For more background information on the paper please see here, and you can view the finished paper here.

Embracing Change – Moving Offices in a Digital Age

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Dear Friends,

While CIELAP is reaching its 40th year this 2010, our organisation continues to believe that age is no barrier to embracing change.

The internet and other technologies have altered the nature of work and for some time now CIELAP’s researchers have been advising that the quiet of a home office would enhance their work. We’ve decided to embrace the 21st century trend of going semi-virtual. We also see this model as a way to reduce fixed overhead costs so that even more of the financial resources of CIELAP’s supporters are directed to CIELAP’s critical research on issues of sustainability, land use, extended producer responsibility, and the impact of climate change on water resources.

As of June 8th, 2010 CIELAP is moving. We’ve secured an adaptable location at 729 St. Clair West, Suite 13, Toronto, M6C 1B2, which will be our office base for our transition in to our semi-virtual operational model.

Future contact points

Into the future, you’ll be able to reach us at the same e-mail addresses and at our phone number 416-923-3529. We do, however, ask for your patience next week as we move the telephone and internet lines over to our new office space and set up our equipment. Any physical mail that you send to our Spadina address will be forwarded by Canada Post to the new address.

Thanks for all of your support over the years and please do wish us luck with the move!

Yours sincerely,


CIELAP Board of Directors:
Grant Caven, President
Christopher Benedetti, Vice-President
Paul Bottero, Secretary-Treasurer
Richard Ballhorn
Jackie Campbell
Nicole Geneau
Richard King
Alex Matan
David Powell

Staff and Associates:
Matt Binstock (Policy Researcher)(
Maureen Carter-Whitney (Research Director)(
Thomas Esakin (Executive Director)(
Praan Misir (Youth Engagement Programme Co-ordinator)(
Satya Mohapatra, Ph.D. (Senior Research Scientist)(
Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ph.D. (Regional Director, Western Canada and Lead Researcher,Climate Change and Water)(
Kate Skipton (National & International Relationships Co-ordinator)(
Romila Verma, Ph.D. (Research Associate)(
Carolyn Webb (Programmes Manager)(

CIELAP and MyCityLives

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Earlier this year, CIELAP got a chance to sit down with to discuss who we are    and what we do. You can see that here.

And while you’re there, you should definitely check out the rest of the site. There’s amazing content, and a really unique way to look at our city.

Joint Statement on Ontario’s ‘From Waste to Worth

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

This document represents a joint statement issued by CIELAP in conjunction with a number of groups which lists the principles we support as a Response to the
Government of Ontario’s Consultation on Waste Diversion – Waste to Worth

New CIELAP Research

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

CIELAP Policy Researcher Matt Binstock authored this report as a summary of the learning outcomes from his Water Policy Fellowship with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. The report provides an overview of water management policies and practices in the city of Guelph, Ontario, within the broader context of growth pressures on water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario, recent research on water demand management, soft path planning and public opinion polling on water issues.

You can access the full report here:


Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

2010 signals a new direction for CIELAP. We have adopted a new strategic plan, and with that comes a new vision and mission, that of governance for sustainability, while enhancing our ability to publish cogent, objective environmental policy research.

We’re also adopting new means of both disseminating the information that we publish, and also incorporating more diverse perspectives into our research and planning process. We are still finalizing our strategies in this area, but one of these is the revitalization of this blog, with a regular publishing schedule of various articles.

In the interim,feel free to follow us on Twitter at , and you can always find copies of our past publications on our website,


Praan for the CIELAP team