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We offer a directory of upcoming conferences, courses and other continuing education opportunities related to environmental health practice and policy. We also welcome input regarding any upcoming events of relevance to the environmental health community not listed here.
Events are described in their applicable language(s).
Feb 18 2019Climate Location Type: Online
À propos du cours En raison des changements climatiques, de nombreux bouleversements affectent maintenant toutes les régions du monde. Ces changements amènent avec eux des modifications majeures dans les écosystèmes aquatiques et terrestres qui nous protègent au quotidien. Le bien-être des populations est ainsi mis en péril, car ces changements s’attaquent aux fondements mêmes de la santé...
Feb 21 2019Built Environment Location Type: Online
We know that every development creates a place but what is seldom asked is whether or not that development has a positive, neutral or negative impact on the social, physical and cultural well-being of that community. The presentation will briefly summarise the relationship between place development, empowerment, well-being and inequalities before introducing the Place Standard Tool. This tool is...
Feb 28 2019Built Environment, Health Impact Assessment Location Type: Online
Registration is live for the 3rd webinar hosted by the OPHA Built Environment workgroup on Public Health and Environmental Assessments. Join us on Thursday, February 28, 12 – 1 pm for an informative session! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-health-and-environmental-assessments-webinar-3-tickets-55723834489 In this session we’ll explore the Region of Peel – Public Health approach for...
Mar 06 2019Indigenous Environmental Health, Built Environment, Food Location Type: Online
Indigenous people have long relied on traditional foods, as they are nutritionally, culturally, and economically important to individuals and communities, and are an important aspect of food sovereignty. As the climate changes and as other environmental stressors begin to amplify, many Indigenous people and communities are pursuing ways to both strengthen their connections with local land and...
Mar 18 2019Cannabis Location Type: Online
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have teamed up to develop a new set of tools to support professionals to promote the use of the guidelines. These include a slide deck, FAQs, poster and evidence summary. The guidelines include 10 recommendations on reducing risks associated with cannabis use, based on the best available scientific...
Mar 19 2019Environmental Health Surveillance, Risk Analysis Location Type: Online
As part of the knowledge translation plan of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds project, the authors developed and released an on-line, interactive map of 2,074 communities across Canada that conveys information about community health audits. In this presentation, the development of the maps will be described and tips will be given on how to access and use the tools embedded in...
Oct 02 2018
at 12:00 Topics: Built Environment Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Vancouver, BC
The impact of the built environment on health and chronic disease outcomes is increasingly being recognized. The Region of Peel – Public Health has been at the forefront of collaborating with Regional and local municipal planning departments to create innovative approaches to entrenching health as an explicit consideration in the land use planning process. Successful implementation of public...
Mar 21 2019
at 11:00 PST Topics: Indigenous Environmental Health, Built Environment Location Type: Online
For over a century, through the advancement and investment into the colonial built environment, Canada has progressed and achieved status as one of the greatest developed countries in the world. Meanwhile, the development of Indigenous communities have been neglected with health and living conditions comparable to developing countries. Communities built according to influence of settlers, lack...
Mar 22 2019Indigenous Environmental Health, Children's Environmental Health Location Type: In Person Location: Calgary, AB
Designed for community members, researchers, academics, and clinicians, the International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health is only conference dedicated to the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native and other Indigenous children and youth in North America and around the world. The 2019 conference features leaders in Indigenous health discussing some...
Mar 27 2019Indigenous Environmental Health, Air, Built Environment, Biological Agents, Cannabis, Children's Environmental Health, Contaminants and Hazards, Drinking Water, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response, Environmental Health Surveillance, Equity, Food, Indoor Air, Personal Service Establishments, Practices and Procedures, Radiation, Recreational Water, Tobacco Reduction, Water Location Type: In Person Location: Toronto, ON
TOPHC 2019 will explore how strategy, leadership and practice align to address changes in the public health sector. Discover tools and approaches to move knowledge into practice, refresh your knowledge at thought-provoking sessions and collaborate with colleagues motivated to build healthier and more sustainable communities.