News Topics: Environment


Webinar series: How Fracking & Natural Gas Impact Maternal Health

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive and developmental impacts. For parents and health professionals, this six-part webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we MORE


Evidence: Children in nature – Teacher resource

The David Suzuki Foundations’ 30X30 challenge encourages you to #lovenature. According to 30× “For children, studies show that time outdoors, especially unstructured time in more natural settings, can increase curiosity, creativity and problem solving ability. It also improves their physical fitness and coordination and reduces symptoms associated with attention deficit MORE


BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference, Vancouver, September 17

Saturday, September 17, 2016 Hillel BC, University of BC View conference agenda and registration information Questions? Contact Kareen Wong at or 604-899-4475 The BC Council for International Cooperation’s Sustainable Development Conference includes a morning unconference on BC’s leadership potential within the new UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as MORE


PHABC 7th annual Summer School – Promoting Health and Sustainability: The Case for Climate Change and Energy Use – July 11-12

July 11-12, 2016 Locations across BC are linked via UBC Video Technologies including University of Victoria, University of BC, University of Northern BC, University of BC-Okanagan Find more info Register online For more information about registration contact Cecilia Velasco at The Public Health Assocition of BC invites participants from MORE


Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to impulsivity, emotional problems in children

The new study is the first of its kind to examine the effects of early life exposure to a common air pollutant known as PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) on self-regulating behaviors and social competency that incorporates multiple assessment points across childhood. Children with poor self-regulation skills have difficulty managing disruptive MORE

Campaigns and Issues

First Nations Child Poverty: A Literature Review and Analysis, 2015

This literature review and analysis by Melisa Brittain and Cindy Blackstock examines the historic and contemporary causes and effects of First Nations child poverty. The authors also evaluate poverty measures and outline existing and proposed interventions to address the continued impoverishment of First Nations children. The Information Sheet First Nations MORE


YouthSpeak Survey for Youth in and from care 14 to 24

Survey deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Youth who complete the survey can choose to be entered in a draw to win 1 of 10 $100 Visa gift cards. The YouthSpeak survey project captures feedback and insights from youth in and from government care in BC between the MORE