National inventory of asbestos for DFO/CCG buildings

During the summer of 2016, Privy Council Office (PCO) and the National Joint Council directed all Federal real property custodians to develop an inventory of buildings that contain asbestos. This inventory is a list of owned and leased buildings, and indicates if there is a known presence of asbestos in each building and if an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is available.

The National Asbestos Inventory lists all buildings owned or leased by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). This inventory indicates whether or not DFO/CCG buildings contain asbestos as of September 2017.

Consult the inventory

To find out whether there is a known presence of asbestos in a DFO/CCG custodial building, locate the building in the inventory below. You can search by entering key words in the "Filter items" box. You can also sort certain columns to locate a building by its Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) property number, name, city, province or territory, postal code or by asset type (Crown-owned or Lease).


  • Only buildings owned or leased by DFO/CCG are listed in the inventory.
  • Asbestos information for buildings owned or leased by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is available on the PSPC web site. Inquiries about these properties should be addressed to the PSPC Real Property Branch.
  • Asbestos information for buildings owned or leased by other Federal government departments (e.g. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)) that provide workspace for DFO/CCG employees and personnel, will be published by those Departments. Inquiries regarding these buildings should be directed to the on-site facility management organization, or to the appropriate Departmental contact identified on that organization’s asbestos inventory website.
  • This inventory does not contain information related to:  vehicles, vessels, trailers, buildings owned by a third party, or any other equipment or materials that are not part of the “base building” (e.g. fire curtains, scientific equipment, etc.).
  • Buildings that are part of a campus or grouping of buildings are listed with the campus name, as well as their individual building names and addresses. For example, you can find the Argo Building at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) listed under “Bedford Institute of Oceanography – Argo Building”.
  • Information on leased buildings was obtained from the landlords for each building.
  • Where the presence of asbestos in a building is unknown, DFO/CCG will be conducting on-site inspections before any invasive or disruptive maintenance or repair work is undertaken.
  • Where there is no asbestos in a building, an AMP is not required.

How DFO and CCG manages asbestos in its buildings

The Government of Canada carefully manages the risks associated with asbestos in its buildings. All buildings owned or leased by DFO and the CCG that contain asbestos are required to have an AMP. If asbestos has recently been discovered, an AMP may not yet be in place. DFO is working diligently to ensure that AMPs are developed for owned and leased buildings, across its portfolio, that do not yet have them.

No. DFRP No. Asset name Address City Province Postal code Asset type Known presence of asbestos? Asbestos management plan in place?


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