- About us
What we do
CAPE collaborates with other organizations, nationally and internationally, to work effectively and build power together. We support physicians to be advocates for healthier environments and ecosystems.
We take action to enable health for all by engaging with governments, running campaigns, conducting research, and drawing media attention to key issues. Read about our priorities for 2022-2024 in our Strategic Plan.
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.
We are powerful together. Since our founding in 1993, CAPE’s work has achieved substantial policy victories in collaboration with many partners in the environmental movement.