Toxic Free Canada (Labour Environmental Alliance Society – LEAS)


In the spring of 2008, LEAS launched Toxic Free Canada as its new public voice.  Established in 1998, LEAS brings workers and environmentalists together through collaborative projects to eliminate toxins in the workplace and the community, creating healthier jobs and protecting the environment.  Its active board of directors is made up of 18 leading members from the environmental, scientific and trade union sectors.  LEAS has received several awards including the 2002 Excellence in Pollution Prevention Award from the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment.

Full Description

To support the Community and Citizen Toxin-Reduction Initiative.

Through this initiative, Toxic Free Canada provides concrete information and tools to identify, eliminate and substitute toxic products using three programs directed to schools, workplaces and consumers.

This grant is allowing Toxic Free Canada to reach more workplaces, to reach the French-speaking community, and to respond to increased demand from individuals across Canada.
Reports and Publications


  • 2006-2009
  • $ 485,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Net-Zero Carbon Economy