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Climate Atlas of Canada: A resource for environmental public health

Overview of the Climate Atlas of Canada Climate determines almost everything about how we live. With our climate changing, many systems that we rely on (ecological, economic, social) will be…
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Conversation series: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), Office of the Chief PHO of Canada This 5-part conversation series is anchored in findings from the chief public health officer (CPHO…
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COVID-19 Management during Public Health Emergencies

The goal of any public health emergency is to help as many people as quickly as possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new dimension to emergency management. Not only has COVID-19 made it…
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Declaring a Climate Change Emergency: Process, Considerations & Legalities

Floods, fires, and severe climate are becoming increasingly more common.  As the owners and operators of local infrastructure, municipalities have much to lose from the damaging effects - not only…
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Extreme Heat

According to Environment Canada, a heat wave is a period of more than 3 days when temperatures are more than 32°C (Health Canada, 2012); the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines excessive…
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Extreme Heat can be a Killer

Video TranscriptCanada is experiencing more extremely hot days and longer periods of heat than during the late 20th century and it is going to get worse. Every year, about people die from heat…
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Extreme Heat can be a Killer

Canada is experiencing more extremely hot days and longer periods of heat than during the late 20th century and it is going to get worse. Every year, about 120 people die from heat related causes in…
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Finding Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

Disasters can cause disruption to water supplies affecting homes, businesses and public services. Are you prepared for a water emergency?  This video will teach you how to access safe drinking water…
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Floods: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery

A number of extreme flooding events have occurred in Canada over the last few decades, and as a result of climate change, are growing in both frequency and magnitude. Manitoba experienced intense…
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Guidance for the Environmental Public Health Management of Crude Oil Incidents

Crude oil spills/releases, alone or in combination with combustion/explosion of the oil, have been the cause of several major disasters in Canada and around the world including the 2010 Deepwater…
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Indigenous Disaster Response

Indigenous communities may be disproportionately impacted by a variety of emergencies and disasters, including floods, wildfires, and crude oil spills in their traditional territories. This may be…
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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 3 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will…
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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 4 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will…
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Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) - Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke: Part 5 of 5

This webinar series will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will…
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March 2018 Environmental Health Research Scan

Full Scan The attached PDF version of the Research Scan has over 100 references and is broken into over 30 categories.Editor’s PicksAfter searching through the dozens of articles referenced in the…
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NCCDH Conversation 2: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery

From risk to resilience: Report from the chief public health officer of Canada Released in October 2020, the annual report of the chief public health officer of Canada reviews how the COVID-19…
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NCCDH Conversation series: From risk to resilience: A health equity approach to pandemic preparedness, response and recovery

Addressing the social determinants of health during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in our health, economic and social systems that have disproportionately harmed the most…
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