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Putting Health in Environmental Assessment

Topics: Environmental Health Surveillance, Health Impact Assessment, Practices and Procedures

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors National Conference 2015

This panel was designed to provide public health inspectors with a basic understanding of the inclusion of health in environmental assessments and to share experiences of working on environmental assessment across Canada.  After a brief overview of environmental assessment, three panel members from the local (Toronto Public Health), provincial (BC Centre for Disease Control) and national (Health Canada) levels spoke.  The presentation slides from this panel can be found below. 

  • Putting Health in Environmental Assessment
    Emily Peterson, Tom Kosatsky, & Lydia Ma, BCCDC/NCCEH
  • Integrating health into EA at the local level: Experiences and challenges
    Ronald Macfarlane, Toronto Pubilc Health
  • Readiness of BC’s health authorities to stand for health in mandated environmental assessments
    Linda Dix-Cooper & Tom Kosatsky, BCCDC

Health Canada also provided a summary document that gives an overview of their involvement in the environmental assessment process. A link to this document can be found below. 

Health Canada's Participation in Environmental Assessments under CEAA 2012

Event Date
Sep 13, 2015 to Sep 18, 2015
Location TypeIn Person
Posted by NCCEHNov 23, 2015