What is CPCHE?
What is CPCHE (‘kip-chee’)?
The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) is an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children’s environmental health in Canada. Working across traditional boundaries, CPCHE provides common ground for organizations working to protect children’s health from environmental contaminants. The partnership aims to:
- Move children’s environmental health issues into the minds of decision-makers both on the front lines and at the policy level;
- Promote children’s environmental health amongst caregivers and the public;
- Coordinate activities and create efficiencies amongst the partners.
Among CPCHE’s core partners are the leading voices on children’s environmental health issues in Canada. Membership includes:
- Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)
- Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
- Centre for Environmental Health Equity
- Environmental Health Clinic (EHC)
- Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
- Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)
- Pollution Probe Foundation
- South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC)
Collectively, these organizations have decades of experience dealing with environmental issues, promoting the health and well-being of children. In addition to the core CPCHE Partner organizations, the following organizations are CPCHE Affiliates: College of Family Physicians of Canada; Ontario Public Health Association; Peel Region Public Health; and Thunder Bay District Health Unit. CPCHE Affiliate organizations have shared interests and ongoing interaction with CPCHE, and may engage in CPCHE initiatives on a case-by-case basis.