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Canadian Public Health Week: Our Planet, Our Health, Our Public Health Responsibility

  • 05 Apr 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar

Canada’s public health associations are pleased to host the inaugural “Canadian Public Health Week”, 4-8 April 2022. 

Public health is the invisible guardian of our health. The COVID-19 pandemic has made public health more visible and its efforts more appreciated. 

Canadian Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our health and well-being.

  • In Quebec, the week runs from 4-10 April and is known as La semaine de la santé durable : Les Québécois·es au cœur de l’économie. Throughout the week, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec will discuss different facets of an economy designed by and for Quebecers. Beyond human activities related to the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services, they will also focus on the distribution of resources and their sustainable use.
  • On Thursday 7 April, to mark World Health Day, ASPQ has an entire day of programming. Read more here.

Tuesday 5 April

  • 15:00-16:00 (ET)
    Our Planet, Our Health, Our Public Health Responsibility
    While the World Health Organization (WHO) has described climate change as the greatest threat to health in the 21st century, the reality is worse. We (and especially high-income countries such as Canada) have created what the United Nations calls the ‘triple crisis’ of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. While we approach, or have crossed, multiple planetary boundaries the WHO’s new Geneva Charter for Well-being “expresses the urgency of creating sustainable well-being societies, committed to achieving equitable health now and for future generations without breaching ecological limits”. Trevor Hancock will discuss what is involved in keeping humans and the planet healthy through the creation of a Wellbeing society and the implications for the work of public health practitioners and organizations.

    Hosted by the Public Health Association of British Columbia

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