Training and Support for Managing Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities

This month we have invited the Walkterton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) to blog on the training and support being offered to First Nations Communities in Ontario as an illustration of one approach to capacity building efforts for improving drinking water quality through training and technical support.

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Supporting Indigenous Communities During EPH Emergencies

This article presents some key considerations for public health practitioners engaging in an emergency response in an Indigenous community and/or their traditional territory. The paper draws on direct personal learning from the Nathan E. Stewart spill in Heiltsuk territory, and incorporates the perspectives of community leadership as well as the public health practitioners engaged in the response.

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Indigenous Disaster Response Topic Page

First Nations communities may be disproportionately impacted by emergencies and disasters in their traditional territories. This topic page provides EH professionals with resources to understand the complexities of emergency response and recovery within Indigenous communities, and highlights Indigenous perspectives on how best to cope with the social and health effects of disasters.

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New Video: Finding safe drinking water in an emergency

  • In an emergency or disaster, access to safe drinking water is essential to survival. Preparation is key! This short explainer video provides some tips on preparing for a water emergency, and principles for treating drinking water in an emergency.

Call for applications - 2020 NCCPH KT Awards for Graduate Students

  • The purpose of the awards is to recognize the work of graduate students regarding knowledge translation in public health in Canada. Up to three awards will be given annually at the CPHA Annual Conference. Travel, accommodation and registration fees to attend Public Health 2020 will be covered up to a maximum of $1,500. Following the conference, the award winners will be required to give one NCCPH webinar on their topic as an opportunity to make their work known within public health networks in Canada.

Changements climatiques et santé : prévenir, soigner et s'adapter

  • The National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ) is launching a new cohort of its French-language online training on climate change and its impact on human health, for French-speaking health professionals. The INSPQ intends to stimulate innovative approaches around proven adaptation, prevention and prevention measures. climate change, in order to mitigate the effects on the health of populations.

Call for Proposals: Disaster & Resilience International Summit

  • The call is open to all (researchers, practitioners, community members, creators and artists, managers, students, etc.). The summit will encourage exchange between the academic community, the professional practice world, and citizens. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their work.

Free Course on Climate Change and Health

  • Climate change media coverage tends to be suffused with images of polar bears and smokestacks but very little coverage is dedicated to look at the many and the large health impacts of climate change. This free course provides evidence of the link between climate change and the health of populations.

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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