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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).
Jan 27 2020
at 09:00 Topics: Chemical Agents, Contaminants and Hazards Location Type: Online
Despite the widespread prevalence of microplastics, little is known about the effects they may have on living things. What do we know about their impact on human health and the health of the environment? This workshop will bring together the environmental science and health communities to explore how emerging technologies and research strategies could help address important environmental...
Jan 28 2020Children's Environmental Health, Food Location Type: Online
Kombucha is a mildly sweet and acidic beverage considered to be a healthy alternative to sugary soda drinks. It is popular in Canada and other countries, and in British Columbia and Ontario, locally produced and imported kombucha can be found for sale. Kombucha may contain residual alcohol from the multi-step fermentation process that converts sugar to alcohol. This session will review the...
Jan 28 2020Drinking Water, Water Location Type: Online
Presentation 1— Public Water System Characteristics That May Affect Legionella Occurrence in Building Water Systems (Presented by Ken Rotert, EPA's OW). This presentation will highlight EPA's efforts to reduce Legionella risks through regulatory revisions, treatment technologies, and research on premise plumbing. An overview of public health impacts, challenges to addressing Legionella in...
Jan 29 2020Food Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Abbotsford, BC
Topics to be covered at this event will include: The benefits of on-farm food safety certification to meet buyer requirements The basics and pay off for implementing traceability Investigative techniques for managing a Recall The role of legal counsel in preparing and responding to a Recall Communication hints and tips to managing public and social media during a time of crisis Those wishing to...
Jan 29 2020Practices and Procedures Location Type: Online
In an emergency, how do you share potentially life-saving information with those people who are hardest to reach? The answer—sometimes the only answer—is by working with partners who can reach those hard-to-reach populations. Please join CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection for a webinar on communication partnerships for public health emergencies. Topics will include how to plan and...
Jan 30 2020
at 12:00 Topics: Contaminants and Hazards
The NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Presenters: Lori Holmes, Huron Perth Public Health; Sunil Varughese, Public Health Ontario; Vince Spilchuk, Public Health Ontario Cosmetics, such as skin creams containing mercury, have long been...
Jan 30 2020Equity Location Type: Online
As part of the Organizational Capacity for Health Equity Action Initiative, the NCCDH is hosting a series of webinars to discuss ways to strengthen organizational capacity for health equity. This webinar (in English) will discuss practical strategies that support practitioners to challenge inequity-generating practices and processes. These strategies are also meant to help practitioners move...
Feb 04 2020Built Environment, Practices and Procedures Location Type: Online
It's a fact - people move! Join our panel of experts to hear more about how this impacts environmental health research, and how you can take advantage of residential history data now in Canada's major cohorts.
Feb 11 2020Indigenous Environmental Health Location Type: Online
With a growing acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous knowledges and traditional practices to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous health practitioners have increased their efforts to integrate Indigenous and Western systems into their health care practices and policies. In this way, they find themselves at the interface of these two distinct and often contrasting...
Feb 13 2020Health Impact Assessment
In this webinar, we will present the HIA process as a tool for promoting the adoption of healthy public policies. We will also introduce the NCCHPP’s online course on HIA as a tool to support HIA capacity building. A health professional will speak about her HIA experience on its challenges and benefits, as well as her experience with the NCCHPP’s online course. February 13, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm...