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Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace

When: November 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 am
Where: 89 Chestnut Street

Join us on November 9th in Toronto for our biennial workshop, Ecohealth in Action: Achieving Health and Well-being through Greenspace!

Our biennial, interactive workshop will include five round-table discussions; expert speakers from the fields of public health, planning, academia and the environment; a keynote speech from Dr. Faisal Moola; networking and a catered breakfast and lunch.

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD, Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.

About EcoHealth Ontario:

EcoHealth Ontario is a collaborative of professionals in public health, medicine, education, planning and the environment working together to increase our understanding of the relationships between environment and health.

About Ecohealth In Action:

The 2017 Ecohealth In Action Workshop is planned as a day-long, catered workshop that will be held in conjunction with the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Fall Forum and World Town Planning Day.

One hundred guests–from the fields of public health, planning, medicine, policy, education, conservation, forestry, parks & recreation and more–will participate in this year’s workshop, building on our combined knowledge and inspiring action to enhance the quality and quantity of greenspaces.

In response to our changing world and climate, public health organizations have begun collaborating with the environmental sector, as well as individuals in planning and academia, to assess and explore the effects of greenspace on physical and mental health. There are efforts underway to assess the implications of this evidence for public policy, programs and planning decisions.  This workshop will feature inspiring speakers, panels, networking opportunities, and interactive learning sessions exploring these ideas. EcoHealth In Action will facilitate the interdisciplinary dialogue necessary to put new ideas about health and its connection to the environment into action.

Participants will also explore and discuss EcoHealth Ontario’s new Greenspace and EcoHealth Toolkit.

Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD will provide the keynote address. Dr. Moola is an adjunct professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry and has published works on ecology, conservation biology, and environmental policy in several books and journals.

Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments provided. Please notify MJ Kettleborough via e-mail if you have any dietary requiements: mkettleborough@forestsontario.ca.

For more information, please visit www.ecohealth-ontario.ca.