National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health |

August 2022

This review, one of four in a series, provides an overview of the risk factors associated with tick exposure in Canada. This resource summarizes the health impacts of tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis, among others. Interventions to reduce personal exposure to ticks are also highlighted.

Mosquitoes in a changing climate

This topic page is intended to assist Environmental Public Health practitioners with understanding the changing risks of mosquito-borne diseases in Canada as a result of climate change and the gold-standard method of integrated mosquito management (IMM).

Webinar: Surveying mosquito distribution in BC and Yukon Territory in a changing climate

August 30, 2022 | 12 - 1pm (PT)

Dr. Dan Peach

College of Veterinary Medicine and Savannah River Ecology Lab, University of Georgia

Danica Shannon
University of British Columbia

Additional NCCEH resources

Health checks during extreme heat events

One way to reduce the public health impacts of extreme heat events is to check in regularly with susceptible people to see how they are coping. This tool from the NCCEH was designed to help support people doing heat checks by providing all they key information and guidance in a 5-page package. 

Now available in English, French, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Punjabi.

Research scan

August 2022 environmental health & COVID-19 scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.

Upcoming HBE forum webinar

Putting environmental equity on the map

September 22, 2022 | 12 - 1pm PT

Jeffrey Brook and Dany Doiron
Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE)


Are you a cancer researcher interested in using environmental data?

The CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has announced funding for applications or parts of applications that use data from Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow's Healt (CanPath) OR the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) and are relevant to CIHR-ICR's mandate to support research that reduces the burden of cancer on individuals and families through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, effective treatments, psycho-social support systems, and palliation.

Registration Deadline: August 17, 2022
Application Deadline: September 14, 2022

Learn How to Apply for Funding

Climate Change and tick-borne diseases: A One Health approach in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan

September 20, 2022 | 12 - 1pm ET

The TCC-3W (Tick-borne and Climate Change - 3 West) project is a One Health initiative funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The project aims to improve the evidence base and response capacity to address the impacts of climate change on tick-borne diseases in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. The presentation will provide an overview of the origins of the project, tick habitat and suitability modelling, current molecular testing for tick-borne diseases taking place, knowledge translation products, and surveillance initiatives that the project is supporting.

Register here.


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