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 to reduce the spread of the virus, now is a great time to explore ideas and connect online to start building your plans for the Countdown to Climate Action. 
Check out the Resources tab for campaign ideas, curriculum resources, and to learn more about climate change, its health impacts and what we can all do to reduce carbon emissions and protect kids’ health. And get ready to celebrate our collective achievements in spring 2021! 

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CPCHE reponse to proposed amendments to Ontario Pesticide Regulation (ERO # 019-0601)

December 12, 2019

CPCHE partners submit a statement to the Government of Ontario in response to proposed revisions to Ontario’s pesticides regulation, urging the Government to fully retain the cosmetic pesticides ban and restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides.

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. Phipps addressed changes needed to Canada’s 30-year old environmental protection law, as outlined in CPCHE’s own letter to the Prime Minister on the topic.

CPCHE calls for vital improvements to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act in letter to the Prime Minister

October 2, 2017

In an October 2, 2017 letter to the Prime Minister, CPCHE urges the Government of Canada to seize a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen Canada’s federal environmental protection and chemicals management law.

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.