Climate Atlas of Canada: A resource for environmental public health

The Climate Atlas provides easy to access climate data, information, and other useful resources to support a range of users, including public health professionals, teachers, planners, and climate scientists, as well as the general public. Allowing users to explore the various aspects of climate change, the Climate Atlas uses maps, graphs and climate data for provinces, local regions and cities across the country.

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Climate change and health equity: NCCDH resources

Massive human-caused ecological changes, such as climate change, affect the health of communities across the globe. These health effects have a disproportionate impact on structurally disadvantaged populations, often exacerbating existing inequities. To encourage public health practitioners to respond to changes in planetary health, and centre equity in their responses, the NCCDH has produced a number of different resources on this topic.


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Extreme heat and COVID19 physical distancing recommendations: INSPQ

During periods of extreme heat, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), believes that air-conditioned spaces continue to be essential community resources to significantly reduce the population’s exposure to high temperatures. INSPQ provides recommendations adapted to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing recommendations in effect for the 2020 summer period.


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Public Health 2020 goes virtual

  • Public Health 2020 will be held as a virtual event.  Organizers will use existing and new technologies to enable a modified version of the conference from 14-16 October 2020. Daily schedules will look different but the range of session formats will remain. Additional details regarding the program and registration will be available soon. Previously registered participants will be contacted regarding their options. Accepted presenters will be contacted regarding the status of their presentations.

Select COVID-19 publications in the Canadian Journal of Public Health are now free

  • Select COVID-19 publications in the Canadian Journal of Public Health are now freely available during this pandemic through a partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association and Springer Nature. 

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews

  • The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is collecting research questions for rapid evidence syntheses related to COVID-19 currently in progress. If you or your organization are doing a rapid review related to the COVID-19 response, please share the topic and your contact information.

Various COVID Positions - Environmental Health Officer, Travelling Public Program

  • This process will be used to staff immediate and future EG-06 vacant positions of various linguistic profiles, conditions of employment, geographic locations, security requirements and various tenures (permanent, specified term, acting, deployment, assignment, term, secondment) within the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, we encourage all employees seeking this type of opportunity to apply.

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