Nurses on the planetary frontlines: Caring for people and the planet28 Apr, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe

Planetary health is an emerging discipline based on the interconnectedness of human and ecosystem health. It offers a framework for all health professionals, including nurses, to foster human health and wellbeing through building more resilient and sustainable communities.

This webinar will outline:
- environment concerns,
- describe planetary health,
- contextualize the issues within Canada and Alberta, and
- inspire nurses to get involved on a personal and professional level.

CANE Speakers:

Raluca Radu - CANE Secretary

Maya Reshef Kalogirou, CANE Alberta representative

Fiona Hanley - CANE Quebec Representative

Recorded on March 30, 2021

View on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/1kkheaxC3vg



A framework to guide planetary health education28 Apr, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe

The Lancet Planetary Health

Available online 21 April 2021

Carlos A Faerron Guzmán, A Alonso Aguirre, Barbara Astle, Enrique Barros, Brett Bayles, Moses Chimbari, Naglaa El-Abbadi, Jessica Evert, Finola Hackett, Courtney Howard, Jonathan Jennings, Amy Krzyzek, Jessica LeClair, Filip Maric, Olwenn Martin, Odipo Osano, Jonathan Patz, Teddie Potter, Nicole Redvers, Noortje Trienekens, Sarah Walpole, Lynda Wilson, Chenchen Xu, Matthew Zylstra,
A framework to guide planetary health education, The Lancet Planetary Health, 2021,

ISSN 2542-5196

https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00110-8.

(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519621001108)

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CAPE Event - Whistleblowing: Putting Health First28 Apr, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe

Environmental Justice x Health:

A 3-part series presented by CAPE-BC and CFMS-HEART

From toxic landfills in Nova Scotia to pipelines in BC, unhealthy policies and pollution are putting Canadian lives at risk.

Join us as we cover breaking topics including environmental racism, whistleblowing and Indigenous rights—and be inspired to take action now.

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Part II: Whistleblowing: Putting Health First

May 2, 2021

16:00 PT / 19:00 ET

Register at: https://act.cape.ca/whistleblowing_putting_health_first

Hear from the inaugural winner of Ryerson University's whistleblower award about his advocacy against the oil sands, and an environmental scientist about her fight against the fracking establishment—and how and why we must strengthen Canada's accountability on the environment now.

With Dr. John O'Connor, Karen Hosford and Dr. Anjali Helferty

Moderated by Dr. Warren Bell and Owen Luo, Co-chair of CFMS-HEART

Dr. John O’Connor is a family physician who lives in Edmonton and practises primarily in Fort McMurray. He has also provided primary care to nearby Fort Chipewyan, Janvier, and currently Fort McKay.

Dr. O’Connor’s reports of unexpected cancers and other health problems among residents of Fort Chipewyan were rebuffed by authorities and led to an ongoing fifteen-year struggle for the health rights of this largely Indigenous community and others downstream from the Alberta oil sands. In March 2021 he was named the inaugural winner of the Peter Bryce Prize for Whistleblowing from Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression, which honours individuals who serve the greater good by courageously speaking up about wrongdoing and abuses of public trust.

Dr. O’Connor sits on the board of the Rural Health Professions Actions Plan, and is a member of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Safe Drinking Water Foundation of Canada. He is also a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine.

Karen Hosford, BSc, EP is a registered Environmental Professional who has been working in the mining sector for the past 20 years. Sheworked in the private sector for the first half of her career and has spent the last ten years as an environmental consultant. Her most recent work has been on a mine remediation project in the Yukon.

Karen relocated to the North Okanagan with her young family in 2020 because of the encroachment of hydraulic fracturing wells on her home in Dawson Creek, BC. She is the president of Peace Environmental Society (PES), which represents a group of landowners in the Peace Region concerned about the impacts of oil and gas activities on their health and surrounding environment. For the past two years she has been part of a research team studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health. She recently launched the PES website to help educate people about these risks.

As a tireless advocate for change to the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s approval process, Karen has helped to represent and support landowners navigating its hearing tribunal process. She continues to work to ensure the voices from the Sacrifice Zone are heard.

Dr. Anjali Helferty is the Interim Executive Director of CAPE. She started her engagement in climate activism as the first Council chair of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) while working as the National Coordinator for the Sustainable Campuses Project at the Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC). Following her time at SYC, she worked at the US-based Energy Action Coalition (now Power Shift Network). She subsequently worked as the Interim Director for the Southern Energy Network, a youth climate organization working in the Southeast United States. Anjali completed a Master’s in Organizational Change Management in 2013 and a PhD in Adult Education and Community Development in 2020 focused on settler climate activists and solidarity with Indigenous peoples.

When May 02, 2021 at 7pm - 8:30pm EDT

Register at: https://act.cape.ca/whistleblowing_putting_health_first




CANE Planetary Health Pledge21 Apr, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe



This video was compiled by Board members of CANE - the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment in honour of Earth Day and features A pledge for planetary health to unite health professionals in the Anthropocene.

This pledge is from the following source:

Wabnitz, K. J., Gabrysch, S., Guinto, R., Haines, A., Herrmann, M., Howard, C., Potter, T., Prescott, S. L., & Redvers, N. (2020). A pledge for planetary health to unite health professionals in the Anthropocene. Lancet (London, England), 396(10261), 1471–1473. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32039-0

Nurses And Climate Change20 Apr, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe

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THURSDAY, 22 APRIL 2021 AT 09:00 PDT, 12 noon EDT

Event by Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Online with Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/events/720836168594069

Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 09:00 PDT

Price: free

Public · Anyone on or off Facebook

Join us this Earth Day, April 22, for a webinar on using our power as nurses to take action against climate change. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), climate change affects many of the social and environmental determinants of health. Extreme heatwaves, intense storms, and various other natural disasters will increase the number of patients and deaths we see. We cannot run from this crisis; we must face it head-on. Join hosts Tyler Levitan, CFNU Government & External Relations Officer, and Jessica Madrid, President of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment, to discover how you can be a green leader in the workplace.

The Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment (CANE) represents Nurses dedicated to improving environmental health across all domains of nursing practice, policy, research and education.

Visit the CANE/AIIE website to learn more: http://www.cnhe-iise.ca/.

This event is only in English.



Joignez-vous à notre webinaire, ce 22 avril, Jour de la Terre, pour connaître le pouvoir du personnel infirmier pour contrer le changement climatique. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), le changement climatique affecte plusieurs déterminants sociaux et environnementaux de la santé. Vagues de chaleur extrême, tempêtes dévastatrices, et autres catastrophes naturelles vont augmenter le nombre de patients et de décès. Nous ne pouvons fuir cette crise, nous devons l’affronter de plein front. Joignez-vous à Tyler Levitan, agent des relations externes et gouvernementales à la FCSII, et à Jessica Madrid, présidente de l’Association d’infirmières et infirmiers pour l’environnement, et découvrez comment vous pouvez être un leader vert dans votre milieu de travail.
L’Association d’infirmières et infirmiers pour l’environnement (AIIE) représente le personnel infirmier déterminé à améliorer la santé environnementale dans tous les secteurs de la profession infirmière, et au sein des politiques, de la recherche et de l’enseignement en soins infirmiers.
Visitez le site Web de CANE/AIIE pour en savoir davantage : http://www.cnhe-iise.ca/.
Le webinaire sera en anglais seulement.


Indigeneity and Environmental Racism in Canada, a conversation with Sandlanee Gid and Marilyne Tovar27 Mar, 2021 | Posted by: cnhe

April 20th 2021 at 10 am (PT), 11 am (MT), 12 pm (CT), 1 pm (ET), 2 pm (AT)

Environmental racism is a reality for many across Canada. This webinar will provide nurses with information about environmental justice and racism in Canada, share the realities of a few impacted communities, and speak to actions we can take to address these inequalities.

Sandlanee Gid will speak of Gaandlee Guu Jaalan “Daughters of the Rivers”: Haida women who organized to protect Haida Gwaii from sports fishing lodges in the summer of 2020.

Marilyne Tovar will share about Ingrid Waldron’s work in Nova Scotia with African Nova Scotian and Mik'maw communities, and the ongoing lack of access to clean water for First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.


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