Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been put into effect to deter unsolicited electronic messages. CASL prohibits organizations from sending Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) unless the sender has the consent of the recipient. CASL also prescribes mandatory content for CEMs, such as sender identification, contact information, and an unsubscribe mechanism.

The following links are to help University units comply with CASL:


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If you have specific questions about CASL please contact the Office of the University Secretariat


CASL information workshops are intended to provide a plain language explanation of some of the requirements under the Act, and are not to be considered as legal advice.

To request a CASL information workshop, please email: Regan Seidler