New Video: Growing Cannabis Safely at Home 

This video summarizes the key messages from NCCEH’s previous evidence review entitled Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation. The aim of this video is identify key risks and mitigating actions for members of the public who wish to grow cannabis in their own home. Risks covered include access and accidental poisoning, indoor air quality issues, use of pesticides, electrical and fire hazards, and radiation hazards.

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New Cannabis Edibles Regulations

On June 26th, amendments to the Cannabis Regulations were posted in the Canada Gazette (Part II, Vol 153, No. 13). The amendments address three new classes of cannabis - edible cannabis, topicals, and concentrates - and they come into effect on October 17, 2019. Be sure to also visit our updated topic page, Cannabis Resources for EH Practitioners, where we have collated a number of key cannabis resources from NCCEH, academia, and other public health institutions.

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Cannabis poisoning in BC: Insights from poison control centre calls

As new and varied forms of cannabis become available, public health needs new ways to track trends in cannabis use and understand the associated health risks. Here, we summarize a recent project using phone calls to BC’s Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC) to gain insight into who is using cannabis, as well as the type, source, and outcomes associated with cannabis use.

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Join our National Cyanobacteria & Drinking Water Discussion Group

  • The potential for harmful algal blooms to negatively impact drinking water supplies is considered an emerging area of concern among public health and drinking water professionals. We have formed a national discussion group to facilitate sharing of questions, resources, best practices and developing opportunities to collaborate on joint solutions.

Looking for Indigenous Health Resources?

  • The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) has created a booklet that offers a quick glance at the many knowledge resources, including fact sheets, reports, videos, podcasts, and interactive media available on the NCCIH social media channels and responsive web site.

Climate Atlas of Canada Update

  • The Prairie Climate Centre has released a major update to the Climate Atlas of Canada. The data behind the Atlas now includes twice as many climate models, and we’ve made a lot of other changes to how things look and feel. Our goal is to continually improve the atlas’ usability and functionality to better support public education and applied decision-making.

Healthy Built Environment Funding Opportunities from CIHR

  • The latest round of CIHR Planning Grants is expected to launch in the next few weeks. Launching under the Healthy Cities Research Initiative, the Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop is a pilot program designed to bring researchers and city decision-makers together to collaborate, design, implement and evaluate healthy cities programs related to active transportation and design of public spaces.

Consultation on the Introduction of a New Maximum Acceptable Concentration for Aluminum in Drinking Water

Free online course: Health Impact Assessment, step by step

  • Discover the new NCCHPP free online course on Health Impact Assessment (HIA)! HIA is a structured and innovative approach to inform decision makers about the potential impacts of a project, program or policy on the health and well-being of populations. This 5-hour course is available free of charge in English and French and can be accessed at any time upon registration. It consists of 9 online modules including videos with experts, different learning activities, as well as various tools to perform HIAs. 

Healthy Built Environment Discussion Forum

  • The NCCEH and BCCDC have collaborated to pilot a pan-Canadian online HBE discussion forum for professionals, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The forum is free to join and anyone with an interest in built environment-related issues is encouraged to participate. Visitors can read posts without signing in but those wishing to post to the forum will need to create an account. Visit the "Welcome to the Forum" section to get started!

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