Partner Organizations

CPCHE partner organizations bring together their respective expertise and experience, through a consensus-based collaborative model, to advance children’s environmental health protection in Canada. CPCHE Partners include:

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

CAPE takes action to enable health for all by engaging with governments, running campaigns, conducting research, and drawing media attention to key issues.

Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)

The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, non-profit, member-based organization established in 1987. We’ve grown to include over 20 provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. Our 11,000 members — early learning and child care practitioners, academics, parents and policy makers — share our commitment to excellence in early learning and child care through 1) best and promising practice, 2) capacity building and 2) collaborations, networks and partnerships. CCCF continues to create networks with others working to support children’s healthy development. CCCF has members working in a variety of child care settings including child care centres, family day homes, pre-schools, nursery schools and after-school programs. Members also teach at Canadian colleges and universities.

Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

CELA is a non-profit public interest organization, founded in 1970. It is an environmental law clinic within Legal Aid Ontario – dedicated to providing legal services to low income people and disadvantaged communities, as well as advancing the cause for strong environmental protection through advocacy, education and law reform. In addition to providing direct legal representation and summary advice, CELA’s law reform and public educational mandates include ensuring access to environmental justice and protecting citizens’ environmental rights. With respect to environment and health, CELA’s Children’s Health Project has, since 1998, included a productive collaboration with physicians and other environment-focused health organizations.

Centre for Environmental Health Equity (CEHE)

The Centre for Environmental Health Equity (CEHE) supports communities through creative research that translates knowledge into action for more equitable and just environments.

Environmental Health Clinic (EHC)

The Environmental Health Clinic (EHC) at Women’s College Hospital is the only academically-affiliated, provincially funded and mandated such facility in Ontario. The purposes of the EHC are to educate patients, the public, and health professionals about environmental health hazards, to collaborate in environmental health research, and to provide comprehensive clinical assessments and health care advice to adults referred by their ongoing care physicians with complex, chronic, environment-associated conditions.

Green Teacher

Green Teacher is a registered charity in Canada serving a global network and we are dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, enhance environmental literacy among young learners.

The quarterly Green Teacher magazine offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical articles, and ready-to-use activities for various age levels, as well as reviews of dozens of new educational resources.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)

The LDAC is a national, non-profit, volunteer-based organization founded in 1963 with the mission of representing children and adults with learning disabilities, and those who support them. LDAC activities include providing information and advocacy in the areas of prevention – e.g., protecting the developing brain, early identification, assessment, education, intervention, social interaction, coping skills, family support, transitions, employment, and justice. LDAC represents these issues to various levels of government and other agencies, and provides information and support to persons with learning disabilities, parents, and professionals. LDAC has published a number of manuals, guides, self-help and reference books to meet growing needs, and has developed screening and teaching tools to increase the literacy skills of adults with learning disabilities.

Affiliated Learning Disabilities Associations exist in each Canadian province and two territories, which extend to a network of more than 55 chapters across the country; all maintaining the shared mission. LDAC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 17 members appointed by each of the ten provincial and two territorial Associations as well as members at large. It also has a Professional Advisory Committee comprised of 15 experts in the field of learning disabilities.

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)

Founded in 1949, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is a voluntary, charitable, non-profit association. OPHA is an organization of individuals and Constituent Associations from various sectors and disciplines that have an interest in improving the health of the people of Ontario. The mission of the organization is to provide leadership on issues affecting the public’s health and to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

The OPHA has several Workgroups composed of volunteers from across the province. One promotes breast-feeding, one focuses on child’s health, and another addresses environmental health. The Environmental Health Workgroup has been active on issues related to air quality, pesticides, electromagnetic fields, water quality, food safety and children’s environmental health.

Pollution Probe

Pollution Probe is a Canadian environmental organization that defines environmental problems through research, promotes understanding through education, and presses for practical solutions through advocacy. It asserts a dedication to achieving positive and tangible environmental change. Designed on a partnership-building platform, Pollution Probe engages government agencies, private businesses and other non-profit organizations that have a legitimate interest in an issue to help find solutions. As a donor-based organization, Pollution Probe seeks to represent the needs of the general public. It prides itself on a non-partisan, though politically engaged, approach; and strives toward fair-minded, results oriented endeavours. Pollution Probe has four major programme areas: Air; Water; Climate Change; and Toxic Substances. The goal is to serve the needs of both our own and future generations for a clean and healthy environment.

South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC)

The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. SRCHC’s mission is to improve the lives of people who face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do this by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care, and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches.