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Resources from the NCCs for Environmental Health Professionals

The six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health work together to promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices, programs, and policies in Canada. A unique knowledge hub, the NCCs identify knowledge gaps, foster networks, and provide the public health system with an array of evidence-based resources, multi-media...

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Workshops Presentations

Bed Bugs and Public Health: A Re-emerging Scourge for the New Public Health

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2010 Centennial Conference 

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Risk Communication (2009)

Presentations: Risk Communication Theories and Principles, with Examples*Timothy Sly, Ryerson University Risk Communication in Practice from One Health Department's PerspectiveNelson Fok, Alberta Health Services Handout:      * The Perception and Communication of Risk: A Guide for the Local Health Agency  

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Presentation: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental HealthDonna Ciliska, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and ToolsChristina Chociolko, NCCEH

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Personal Services Settings: Evidence, Gaps, and the Way Forward

Presentations: IntroductionKaren Rideout and Prabjit Barn, NCCEH Public Health and the Body Modification IndustryElwood, Elwood's Body Modification Public Health Inspectors and Personal Services Settings - Regulatory and Knowledge GapsChristian Lapensee, Ottawa Public Health Workshop Summary

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food Safety InterventionsHannah Moffatt, NCCEH Toronto Public Health Food Safety Inspection and Disclosure ProgramRon de Burger, Toronto Public Health Evidence-informed decision-making for food safety in Ontario: Do we have what it takes?Ray Copes, Public Health Ontario Workshop summary

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Housing and Health: How can Community Health Nurses intervene?

Presentation: Housing and HealthTom Kosatsky, NCCEHMona Shum, NCCEH

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Food Safety Interventions: Do we know what works?

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Introduction and overviewRay Copes, Public Health Ontario Food Safety Interventions of Food Service Establishments Brian Lee, NCCEH Update on DineSafe Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health Serving Safer Food AlbertaMichael Sidra, Alberta Health Services Food Safety Calendar Carolyn Pigeau, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Sharing Challenges: Summary of Discussion Sharing...

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Environmental Health Surveillance Workshop

Presentations: IntroductionTom Kosatsky, BCCDC Environmental Health Surveillance in Canada NowEric Lavigne, PHAC National Environmental Public Health Tracking: Environmental Health Surveillance in the U.S.Heather Strosnider, US CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking In New York StateNeil Muscatiello, New York State Department of Health Environmental Public Health Surveillance in EnglandMike...

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Taking a Big Picture Approach in Environmental Public Health: Public Health Inspectors and Food Security Interventions

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Presentations: Food safety approaches in community food security interventionsEllen Desjardins, University of Waterloo Taking a big picture approach in environmental public health: PHIs and food security interventionsKaren Rideout, NCCEH Systems Approach to Environmental Health Ron de Burger, Toronto Public Health

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Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Presentation: Telling the Regulatory Performance StorySteve Montague, Performance Management Network Inc.

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Event

Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Shale petroleum development: Air Emissions and Implications

Shale petroleum resource development has been a driving force for the renaissance of the North American energy industry. This development creates concerns regarding environmental and health impacts; many of which are not well understood or quantified.  From the atmospheric perspective, knowledge on emissions of pollutants is critically lacking.  Whether these new development activities...

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Public Health Ontario - PHO Grand Rounds: Environmental outbreak investigation of Legionella

A practical presentation that will provide public health professionals with a basic understanding on how to carry out the environmental aspects of a legionella outbreak investigation. Topics covered will include: an overview of Legionnaires’ disease, factors influencing the survival and growth of legionella, identifying potential sources, conducting a risk assessment, environmental sampling,...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - TargetKids: A study of children’s blood lead

Lead is a toxicant with a range of potential long-term effects, including diminished intellectual function and neurobehavioural problems in children. There is limited information on the blood lead of young children in Canada. The key source of biomonitoring data in Canada, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, captures Canadian residents 3 years of age and over, and is nationally representative....

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) et al. - The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2017: Global challenges. Local solutions.

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is hosted jointly by Public Health Ontario, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa). TOPHC is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Food Safety Culture: When Food Safety Systems are Not Enough

Topics: Food ON, Canada 

Food Safety Culture remains a concept that is challenging to assess and improve in real-life situations.  To address this knowledge gap, a study was initiated to develop a tool that could be used to assess the different components of food safety culture in order to identify points for improvement. The survey was developed based on questions that assessed the different components of food safety...

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Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) - Radon in Canada: the challenges of putting prevention into action

Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas that contributes to the deaths of thousands of Canadians every year. Conventional wisdom suggests there should be outrage about the number of Canadians unnecessarily and unwitting exposed to elevated levels of alpha radiation from radon gas. Unfortunately, most Canadians are still not aware of the threats posed by this leading cause of lung cancer; or how...

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Public Health Ontario (PHO) Grand Rounds - How public health and healthcare take action on social determinants to reduce social inequities

Legislation

Communicable Diseases - General, RRO 1990, Reg 557

Food Premises, RRO 1990, Reg 562

Public Pools, RRO 1990, Reg 565

Small Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 319/08

Specification of Communicable Diseases, O Reg 558/91

Specification of Reportable Diseases, O Reg 559/91

Transitional — Small Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 318/08

Environmental Protection Act, RSO 1990, c E.19

Farm Products Grades and Sales Act, RSO 1990, c F.8

Fish Inspection Act, RSO 1990, c F.18

Quality Control, RRO 1990, Reg 456

Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001, SO 2001, c 20

Eggs and Processed Egg, O Reg 171/10

General, O Reg 222/05

Meat, O Reg 31/05

Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, RSO 1990, c H.2

Livestock and Livestock Products Act, RSO 1990, c L.20

Livestock, RRO 1990, Reg 725

Livestock and Livestock Products, O Reg 318/99

Milk Act, RSO 1990, c M.12

Milk and Milk Products, RRO 1990, Reg 761

Nutrient Management Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 4

Disposal of Dead Farm Animals, O Reg 106/09

Clean Water Act, 2006, SO 2006, c 22

Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 32

Compliance and Enforcement, O Reg 242/05

Drinking Water Systems, O Reg 170/03

Drinking Water Testing Services, O Reg 248/03

Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards, O Reg 169/03

Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries, O Reg 243/07

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, SO 1994, c 10

Air Pollution - Local Air Quality, O Reg 419/05

Homes for Special Care Act, RSO 1990, c H.12

Child and Family Services Act, RSO 1990, c C.11

Ontario Water Resources Act, RSO 1990, c O.40

Wells, RRO 1990, Reg 903

Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013, SO 2013, c 5

Camps in Unorganized Territory, RRO 1990, Reg 554

Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Act, 2007, SO 2007, c 10, Sch K