This Symposium, hosted by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority seeks to bring together a diverse group of policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and members of the community to explore the impacts of climate change on health and equity in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Human-caused climate change is putting people, ecosystems, and the economy at increasing risk. While climate change is the greatest threat of the 21st century, tackling climate change can also be the greatest opportunity for shaping a better and fairer future. The aim of this event is to build a stronger understanding of how climate change is interacting with social and environmental determinants of health in the GTA to produce or amplify health inequities. We also hope to identify the actions neededto address health inequities made worse by climate change in the GTA to create healthier and more resilient communities for all.
- Dr. Shannon Johnson – Associate Professor of Psychology, Dalhousie University
- Dr. Sean Kidd – Division Chief of Psychology, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Associate Professor, University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry
- Dr. Catherine Macconald – Knowledge Transition Specialist, Alliance for Healthier Communities
- Dr. Fiona Miller – Chair in Health Management and Professor of Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
- Dr. Imara Ajani Rolston – Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Victoria Kramkowski, Government and Community Relations Specialist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).
If you have any questions, please reach out to Sharon.Lam@trca.ca.