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Lunch 'n' Learn Webinar: Health Equity and Mental Health in a Changing Climate

Health Equity and Mental Health in a Changing Climate
November 22, 2019
12:00 pm

As climate change becomes climate crisis, how does it impact health equity and mental health? How can we work with communities who have experienced marginalization, draw on their resilience, and minimize the inequitable impacts of climate change on health outcomes?

With partners from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, we have published two new reports exploring these questions. Join Thomas Bowers from Friends of the Greenbelt, Catherine Macdonald from the Alliance, and Katie Hayes from Dalla Lana for a lunch 'n' learn webinar that digs into the reports. They'll discuss what they found in their research, and they'll share some of the exciting work that Alliance member centres and other community organizations in Ontario's Greenbelt are already doing to support people and communities in the climate crisis.


Dr. Katie Hayes is a climate change project associate at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. She has recently completed her PhD at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (UofT). Her doctoral research investigates the mental health consequences of climate change, with a specific focus on addressing the inequitable risks and impacts on marginalized groups. Her research also explores what is being done to support psychosocial resilience within a changing climate in Canada. She is the lead author for the mental health and climate change chapter for the upcoming National Climate Change and Health Assessment Report being led by Health Canada.

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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00 pm