CELA is a non-profit public interest organization, founded in 1970. It is an environmental law clinic within Legal Aid Ontario - dedicated to providing legal services to low income people and disadvantaged communities, as well as advancing the cause for strong environmental protection through advocacy, education and law reform. In addition to providing direct legal representation and summary advice, CELA's law reform and public educational mandates include ensuring access to environmental justice and protecting citizens' environmental rights. With respect to environment and health, CELA's Children's Health Project has, since 1998, included a productive collaboration with physicians and other environment-focused health organizations.