Welcome to the Canadian Energy Law Foundation. CELF offers many benefits to its members.
CELF members include legal practitioners from law firms, companies, governmental entities, administrative bodies, professional societies, and institutions of learning, as well as sole practitioners and other individuals interested in fostering the development of energy law in Canada.
Through its conferences, annual dinner and Fall cocktail reception, CELF provides significant networking opportunities among its vast and influential membership, which represent energy interests in Canada from Coast to Coast.
CELF organizes three conferences, which serve as a platform in advancing its objectives to foster the development of and improve the law relating to the energy industry, and to raise the standards of the administration and practice of energy law in Canada:
- The Annual Research Seminar in Energy Law held in Jasper every June
- The East Coast Seminar in Energy Law held every three to four years in Eastern Canada
- The Energy Law Fundamentals Seminar held every twelve to eighteen months
The papers from the Jasper and East Coast conferences are published in the Energy Law Edition of the Alberta Law Review and the Dalhousie Law Journal, respectively.
Through fees and sponsorship, members also contribute to advancing energy law through CELF's scholarship program.
With the expansion beyond its initial oil and gas mandate, CELF's Board of Directors is energized to explore issues relating to energy law in Canada in a broader scope. We welcome the opportunity to have you join our membership – review our membership categories or email us for more information.
To apply for membership with CELF or to obtain additional information about membership, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Ryan Konotopsky at