CPCHE-led Healthy Schools Day campaign for climate action extended to April 2021

March 2020 In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided not to hold the Healthy Schools Day climate action campaign in spring 2020. Instead, we are encouraging students, educators, administrators, and school community members to start planning Healthy Schools Day climate action projects for the 2020-2021 school year. As we continue physical distancing toContinue reading “CPCHE-led Healthy Schools Day campaign for climate action extended to April 2021”

CPCHE Executive Director interviewed on CTV newschannel re: CEPA reform

February 12, 2018 CPCHE’s Executive Director, Erica Phipps, addressed the need for reform of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) in an interview with CTV on February 12th, in conjunction with news of the Scientists4CEPA letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, a petition so far signed by 540 scientists and health professionals across the country. PhippsContinue reading “CPCHE Executive Director interviewed on CTV newschannel re: CEPA reform”

Call for Action on Radon in Child Care Settings

September 26, 2017 CPCHE’s executive director, along with CPCHE colleagues from the Canadian Child Care Federation and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, public officials and radon experts joined voices to call for mandatory action on radon in child care settings, in a commentary published in Environmental Health Review.

CPCHE calls on Environment Ministers to take action to address mercury exposure from compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs)

February 22, 2016 The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) calls on the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to develop a Canada-Wide Standard (CWS) for Extended Producer Responsibility of CFLs to ensure the safe use, collection and disposal of mercury-containing CFL light bulbs.