Risks and vulnerabilities due to climate change in Canada: New evidence and HealthADAPT

Canada's changing climate is accelerating at an alarming rate that result in significant threats on our health and well-being, infrastructure, ecological integrity, and economies. This webinar addresses new evidence of health impacts from climate change, the next national health assessment and Canada's HealthADAPT initiative that includes 10 local health authorities.

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Special Journal Issue on Climate Change

A special climate change oriented edition of the journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada was just released to coincide with Earth Day 2019. The issue focuses on Canadian studies that are looking at impacts we are already seeing as a result of climate change. Articles address the importance of green spaces as well as changing profiles of allergies and techniques to manage pollens. Research on public health messaging that engages action, particularly around extreme weather events is also included.

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The Climate Atlas of Canada

This is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines climate science, mapping, videography, and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home. The Atlas is one of the only tools in the world that integrates interactive web design with climatology, cinema, and cartography to connect scientific data with personal experience in compelling and easy-to-use ways.

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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. 

Special NCCEH Seminar Series Webinar

Consultation process on development of regulations for the new impact assessment system under Bill C-69

  • The latest stage of consultation on the new Impact Assessment Act was launched on May 2, 2019 and feedback is being accepted until May 31, 2019. The Act fundamentally affects the ways in which health and health stakeholders will be included the assessment of projects that require a federal impact assessment (currently overseen by the Canadian Environmental Impact Assessment). 

Health Canada Issues New Drinking Water Guidelines

NCCEH Healthy Built Environment Online 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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