New NCCEH Online Course: Mould Investigation

NCCEH has created a new, free, online mould course for environmental public health professionals. The course provides an overview of concepts, general principles and illustrations for evaluating indoor environments for mould and other microorganisms, as well as guidance on how to conduct walkthrough investigations. Learners can also gain familiarity and understanding of laboratory results and consultant reports that they may be asked to review. The course is available in English only and is approved for 7 PDHs under the CIPHI Council of Professional Experience (CoPE) program (Approval #CPC-2020-006).

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Updated Mould Topic Page

New resources have been added to our mould topic page. These include guidance documents and reports from the NCCEH, Health Canada, INSPQ and US EPA to help public health professionals recognize, evaluate, and mitigate mould in indoor environments.

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Upcoming Indoor Air Quality Webinars 

Join us for two upcoming NCCEH Seminar Series presentations that focus on indoor air quality. On March 26 Dr. Victoria Arrandale of the University of Toronto will present on Exposures in Nail Salons: Implications for Public and Occupational Health. On April 30 Dr. Karen Bartlett of the University of British Columbia will present on Buildings, Occupants and the Changing Environment.

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Scholarship Opportunity

  • The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more indigenous and/or non-indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives. The scholarship is an award of $3,000. Applications for the 2020 scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2020.

New Fact Sheet: Economic development as a social determinant of First Nations, Inuit and Métis health

  • This fact sheet explores the landscape for economic development in Indigenous communities, as well as the potential economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of development processes on the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. In Indigenous contexts, economic development strategies must consider both formal, wage-based, economic development processes and informal economic activities based on traditional subsistence economies, as both of these play important roles in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. The fact sheet also examines barriers to and facilitators of economic development and provides some resources to guide economic development in Indigenous contexts.

Consultation: Withdrawal of Select Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality

Take care when munching on cannabis edibles

  • Stay calm and take one bite at a time. Now that cannabis edibles are hitting retail shelves, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has a number of tips for people to avoid the unpleasant consequences that can come from accidental over-consumption.

Call for Abstracts: 86th Annual CIPHI Education Conference

  • The Durham Region Health Department is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference. The conference will be held in Ajax, Ontario from October 4 – 7, 2020. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. Presentation, poster, workshop or panel formats are available. Abstracts are welcome from public health partners and industry professionals. More information is available at

Preparing and Conducting Work Meetings Within the Context of the Health Impact Assessment Process

  • Created by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHP), this guide is designed for teams responsible for carrying out an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) but also for anyone who might participate in an HIA process.It contains information that will help determine 1) the tasks to be carried out in preparation for the meeting 2) the meeting's agenda 3) the support materials that might be required for the meeting 4) how much time to allocate for the meeting. It also provides practical advice to ensure the meetings run smoothly.

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.

Ready-to-Eat Meats: Assessing the Food Safety Risks


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