Sustainable Development

The Department of Justice strives to ensure that Canada has an accessible, fair and effective system of justice that reflects Canadian values, through the development and management of policies and programs aligned with sustainable development (SD) principles and practices.  Justice also supports the Government with effective and responsible legal advice and services that consider SD principles, where appropriate.

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy is the government’s plan and vision for a more sustainable Canada. It outlines goals and actions to promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems and build safe, secure and sustainable communities. The Department of Justice supports the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goal of Low-Carbon Government through actions identified in its three-year Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy.

Justice’s Departmental and SD Practices:

Relevant Resources

Departmental Reports

Previous Departmental Strategies (archived on the Web for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes on

Government of Canada Resources and Links


Contact Us

Sustainable Development Program
Department of Justice Canada