What’s New

Administrator and Deputy Administrator

The SOPF is pleased to announce our Administrator Anne Legars has been reappointed for a five-year term beginning March 26, 2018.

We are also pleased to welcome Mr. Mark Gauthier to SOPF. Mr Gauthier has been appointed as Deputy Administrator for a five-year term.

For more information, please click here: http://sopf.gc.ca/?page_id=301

Small Claims Form

Claimants who have incurred damages of less than $15,000 in cleanup or pollution prevention costs can use the attached form to file their claim (the use of this form is not mandatory). The important point is to submit the available supporting documentation.

Professional Opportunities


SOPF Workshop

Transboundary Oil Spill Liability & Compensation Workshop – Ottawa, Ontario
The Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF) hosted a three-day Transboundary Liability and Compensation Workshop November 15th, 16th, and 17th in Ottawa, Ontario.

The workshop aimed to facilitate a collaborative discussion on strategies for mitigating issues of liability and compensation in the event of a transboundary oil spill.

Representatives from the US Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, the US Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, the International Group of P&Is, the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) were given the opportunity to collaborate and share lessons learned and their experiences.

The workshop was successful in the facilitation of discussions on the issues of liability of claims. Going forward, a working paper is being developed to encapsulate the valuable discussions that were held and to prepare the groundwork for further collaboration.