Working to better human health by protecting the planet.

What we do

CAPE takes action to enable health for all by engaging with governments, running campaigns, conducting research, and drawing media attention to key issues. 

We collaborate with other organizations, nationally and internationally, to work effectively and build power together. We support physicians to be advocates for healthier environments and ecosystems.

If Canada meets its climate targets, we will save an estimated 112,000 lives between 2030 and 2050 due to air quality improvements alone. We can do this together.

Guiding principles and values

We seek to better understand how the environment affects human health in order to be a resource to others.
We educate our members, other physicians and health professionals, the public, and policy-makers about environmental health issues.
We take actions that will contribute to the protection and promotion of human health by addressing issues of environmental degradation.
We collaborate with other organizations, nationally and internationally, that share our concerns and values.
We support and guide physicians to advocate for healthier environments and ecosystems.
We speak as Physicians.
We are Evidence Based and Ethics Driven.

Our impact

We are powerful together. Since our founding in 1993, CAPE’s work has impacted achieved substantial policy victories in collaboration with many partners in the environmental movement.

2016

Won a commitment for a nation-wide coal phase-out by 2030

2015

Won a commitment to phase out coal plants in Alberta by 2030

2015

Won regulations to reduce neonics in Ontario by 80%

2014

Banned cosmetic pesticides in Manitoba

2014

Closed Ontario’s coal plants, making Ontario coal-free

2012

Convinced Quebec to withdraw support from the Asbestos industry

2011

Banned cosmetic pesticides in Newfoundland and Labrador

2009

Banned cosmetic pesticides in New Brunswick

2008

Banned cosmetic pesticides in Ontario