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2020

What happens if you eat poop? Effects, in children, and more

26 mars 2020

Dog feces can also infect a person with Escherichia coli, Salmonellosis, and Yersiniosis, as well as a number of different parasites, according to the Canadian Public Health Association.


Toronto Sex Workers Supported By COVID-19 Relief Fund

25 mars 2020

Sex work itself is decriminalized in Canada, but the industry is socially stigmatized and often on murky legal grounds. Government aid that requires legal identification or background checks may be invasive or impossible to comply with for survival sex workers, Ade Kur notes, a term the Canadian Public Health Association defines as those who engage in sex work out of “extreme need.”


Public has power in fight against COVID-19

13 mars 2020

Meanwhile, provinces created chief officers that operate at arm's length from the elected governments that appoint them. That’s allowed jurisdictions to respond based on local needs, like whether to close schools, while still co-ordinating national responses and reporting the data centrally.

Ian Culbert, head of the Canadian Public Health Association, contrasts that with the United States.

The Trump administration has had the White House take over communication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local mayors have often been tasked with informing…


Coping with Covid, federal government pledges $1 Billion

12 mars 2020

Ian Culbert, is the executive-director of the Canadian Public Health Association. He explains how the money will be used, and the unique aspects of this ‘new’ virus.


Two MPs are challenging party messaging on abortion, drug use - and putting their leaders on the spot

5 mars 2020

Erskine-Smith pointed out that the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Canadian Public Health Association and public health officials in British Columbia and Toronto have all called for some form of drug decriminalization. He also questioned whether Wagantall's bill enjoys the same level of expert consensus.


A Trojan Horse at the gates: Alberta Court of Appeal finds federal carbon tax unconstitutional

26 février 2020

The Attorney General of Canada defended the constitutionality of the Act on one basis only; namely, that it falls within the “national concern” doctrine of Parliament’s POGG power. Canada characterized the matter of national concern as “establishing minimum national standards that are integral to reducing Canada’s nationwide GHG emissions.” The Attorney General of Canada was supported by the Attorney General of British Columbia, Climate Justice Saskatoon, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Assembly of First Nations, Canadian Public Health Association, the International Emissions Trading…


Tiny pest, massive impact

25 janvier 2020

Benita Cohen says people who work in public health are "very concerned" about mental health — but the sector is chronically underfunded. As a result, resources have often been focused on addressing legally mandated activities such as disease surveillance, communicable-disease control — including vaccination — chronic disease prevention and maternal-child health. An associate professor of nursing at the University of Manitoba and director with the Canadian Public Health Association, Cohen notes that typically, public health hasn’t been mandated to provide formal mental-health promotion…


Half Your Plate Partnership with 2020 Olympic team qualifier Florence Maheu

17 janvier 2020

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Cancer Society partnered in 2014 to create the Half Your Plate initiative with the goal of improving fruit and vegetable consumption in Canada. These organizations, widely respected for their role in health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating education, proudly support the Half Your Plate messaging.


Not a waste of time

15 janvier 2020

People might think that dog waste is “natural” like the waste from wild animals, but their poop is very different. Due to a dog’s stomach enzymes and their diets, their feces are one of the leading sources of E. Coli contamination in our lakes and rivers. With just one gram of waste containing over 20 million E. Coli bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea and serious kidney disorders in humans (Canadian Public Health Association).


2019

Air pollution and depression linked in new study, highlighting further risks of climate change

19 décembre 2019

Earlier this year, the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Public Health Association released a report that showed a connection between the effects of climate change — including everything from rising temperatures to lack of food security caused by damage done to crops — to depression, anxiety, and stress disorders.