Air & Health – April 13, 2022
Part 1: Forest Fires
Dr. Emily Groot is a Sudbury-based public health physician with a breadth of experience. Dr. Groot has recently transitioned into the role of program director of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Public Health & Preventive Medicine residency program.
Part 2: “The Air We Breathe: I Feel Like I Don’t Have Any Control Over That”
Dr. Jane McArthur is CAPE’s toxics campaign director whose dissertation research focused on how women who were employed at the Ambassador Bridge understood their health risks in relation to the pollution they were exposed to.
PaRx: Prescribing Nature for Personal & Planetary Health – February 8, 2022
Learn about PaRx, Canada’s national nature prescription initiative, powered by the BC Parks Foundation. Featuring Dr. Melissa Lem, President-Elect of CAPE and Director of Park Prescriptions for the BC Parks Foundation. Dr. Lem is a family physician based in Vancouver. She is joined by Brooklyn Rawlyk and Sehjal Bhargava (medical learners from the University of Saskatchewan)
1 Hour to End BC’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies – December 1, 2021
From the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment (CANE), Dogwood, and Stand.Earth:
In one hour, we collectively raised our voices to tell the BC government to end fossil fuel subsidies in BC in a letter-writing event modeled after Amnesty International’s campaigns. We started the session with brief presentations about the current BC oil and gas royalty review and health impacts of fracking. By the end of the hour, participants composed a compelling letter to send to the BC oil and gas royalty review.
Speakers: Sven Biggs, Canadian Oil and Gas Programs Director, STAND.Earth Dr. Deborah Curry, Committee Member, BC-CAPE Alexandra Woodsworth, Campaigns Manager, Dogwood Moderator: Dr. Melissa Lem, President-Elect, CAPE
The Environment, Public Health, and Sprawl – October 7, 2021
Join Phil Pothen, an environmental lawyer and Ontario environment program manager for Environmental Defence, and Michael Schwandt, Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health, for a panel on how sprawl harms health and the planet, and leave with concrete steps you can take to build towards more sustainable communities.
Talk to Your MLA about BC’s Unnatural Gas – September 23, 2021
The natural gas industry continues to grow in BC. In response, we are calling for a moratorium on fracking expansion, support for a just transition for workers, investments in zero-emissions buildings, and an end to all fossil-fuel subsidies. This call to action is urgently needed in face of the ongoing climate crisis.
To accomplish them, one of the most important next steps is to talk to your local MLA about the health harms of natural gas. We’ve organized a training webinar for you that will explain the process clearly, from scheduling and leading a meeting with your MLA, to background about the local and global health harms of the LNG industry in BC.
Speakers: Anjali Helferty, PhD, Dr. Melissa Lem, Dr. Ulrike Meyer, Dr. Warren Bell
Environmental Justice x Health: A three-part series
Part I: Environmental Racism – April 11, 2021
Join us for a discussion about how the legacy of environmental racism threatens the health of Black and Indigenous communities within Canada—and learn how to advocate for justice.
With Dr. Ingrid Waldron and Dr. Ojistoh Horn
Part II: Whistleblowing: Putting Health First – May 2, 2021
From toxic landfills in Nova Scotia to pipelines in BC, unhealthy policies and pollution are putting Canadian lives at risk. Join us as we cover breaking topics including environmental racism, whistleblowing, and Indigenous rights—and be inspired to take action now.
With Dr. John O’Connor, Karen Hosford, and Dr. Anjali Helferty Moderated by Dr. Warren Bell and Owen Luo, Co-chair of CFMS-HEART
Part III: Environmental x Indigenous Justice – May 15, 2021
Learn how fossil fuel development threatens the rights and health of Indigenous peoples in Canada—and how the health voice can help fight back.
With Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) and Elder François Paulette
Moderated by Dr. Margaret McGregor and Austin Heffernan
Divestment Webinar Series
Investing in a Healthy Future with Adam Scott, Emma Pullman & Paul Finch – February 18, 2021
Personal Divestment with Tim Nash – March 11, 2021
“A Good War” with Seth Klein – February 11, 2021
COVID-19 Webinar Series
The Climate Movement and Coronavirus: A public health discussion March 18, 2020
COVID-19 et le changement climatique: Que faire maintenant ? – April 9, 2020
The Role of Planetary Health in a Healthy Recovery – May 14, 2020
Climate Health Leaders: The next generation – May 21, 2020
Change the Systems: Food and Health Care – May 28, 2020
Eco-Anxiety, Climate Change, and Mental Health – June 2, 2020
Climate change and social justice – June 4, 2020
Fractures in the Bridge – June 9, 2020
Advocacy and Campaigning – June 11, 2020
Pesticides Indoors – June 16, 2020