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Open Educational Resources (OER)

CoPEH-Canada has received a grant from fabriqueREL to provide French-language educational resources to promote transformative learning on themes at the intersection of health, ecosystems and society. We envision a mosaic of renewed modules including activities, tools and media, allowing teachers and learners to adapt and modify the resources to their needs.

2024 hybrid course

CoPEH-Canada is pleased to announce that our yearly course will be taking place in May/June at our usual sites (UQAM, Guelph, UNBC, online) PLUS a group at SFU!

The theme this year: Climate health justice and reciprocity

For more info click here.

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Holiday Webalogue: Transformative learning

Join us December 19th (3-5pm EST/12-14 PST)

Registration link

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What have you been doing in transformative learning/education this year and what do you hope to do next year? CoPEH-Canada representatives will set the stage of this interactive webalogue by sharing about our Lancet Planetary Health paper published in 2023, Transformative learning for a sustainable and healthy future through ecosystem approaches to health: insights from 15 years of co-designed ecohealth teaching and learning experiences, and providing information on developments for a 2024 course focused on climate and health justice with a new site. We will also share on an ongoing project, EDGE, Curricular Reform for Public Health Education in the Anthropocene. Then we would love to hear from people on the webalogue about your achievements, goals and challenges in transformative learning!


2nd Annual Ecohealth Global Summit 2023

Two CoPEH-Canada alumni, Angel Kennedy and Carlos Sanchez Pimienta, are co-leading, for the second year, a 24-hour global conversation on the theme of 'working together for a healthy, just, and sustainable future' and would like to extend an invitation to you all to join. This year's event is on November 30th-December 1st.

The North America/Turtle Island session takes place November 30th between 2-4pm PST/5-7pm EST. You can access all the sessions with the same link and registration is free. The South/Latin America session will be in Spanish.

Link to Registration

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Presentation in a course on Ecosalud

Johanne Saint-Charles, co-founding member, and Jena Webb, director of programmes, presented CoPEH-Canada's work in a Latin American course titled: Enfoque ecosistémico para la salud (Ecosalud) como estrategia para el abordaje de problemáticas salud-ambiente (Ecosystem approaches to health (Ecohealth) as a strategy for addressing health-environment issues).


Maya Gislason, notre représentante à la SFU, et son équipe Take Notice, en collaboration avec Cortes Island et CoPEH-Canada, ont reçu le Burroughs Wellcome Fund's CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH SEED GRANTS.

Cohabitation animaux humains et non-humains en milieu urbain

PANEL | Cohabitation animaux humains et non-humains en milieu urbain Le 25 avril 2023 de 9 h 15 à 16 h

Cette journée,coorganiser par CoPEH-Canada, se veut une activité de clôture à la série de webinaires organisés sur ce thème.

Webinaire - Apprentissage transformateur pour un avenir durable et sain grâce à des approches écosystémiques de la santé : Un regard sur 15 années d’enseignement et d’apprentissage coconstruits

À ne pas manquer! Webinaire sur le récent article du Lancet Planetary Health traitant de notre pédagogie et méthodologie.

Article published in The Lancet Planetary Health

Our paper published January 4th, 2023 in The Lancet Planetary Health presents insights from the work of CoPEH-Canada and 15 years (2008–2022) of land-based, transdisciplinary, learner-centred, transformative learning and training, oriented to Head, Hands, and Heart.


Healthpunk Vol 2 has been published

CoPEH-Canada is pleased to present, along w/ our colleagues, Healthpunk Vol 2.

Ten stories, four commentaires and two enditorials share visions in which the work of health & care is deliberately focused on responding to social & ecological challenges & supporting healthier ways of living.

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Bill S-5

CoPEH-Canada has signed two briefs in the context of the House of Commons' examination of Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. To read the briefs, follow this link

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New blog!

A hard-hitting, personal journey through a scoping review on health and gender equity.

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Upstream is a place

This NEW teaching module provides a guide for designing a one-day, experiential workshop that explores the ecological and social contexts for health through a series of interactive activities and walking tours.

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David Waltner-Toews nominated to the Order of Canada

David Waltner-Toews, co-founder of CoPEH-Canada, was nominated to the Order of Canada for his leadership and expertise in ecosystem approaches to health, and for supporting development worldwide. See his nomination here. 

Healthpunk Vol 2: Call for Stories

The need for transformative change across healthcare and society at large is now well recognized in light of diverse social, ecological and health crises. We are looking for fictional stories located anytime in the future, in which the work of healthcare is deliberately focused on responding to social and ecological challenges and supporting better ways of living and being healthy together in this manner. For more information see the Call for Stories. The deadline is June 22nd, 2022.

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WEBINAR: Innovation transformed by participatory action research

--May 24th from 1:00-2:00 EDT/10:00-11:00 PDT

This joint webinar on Participatory action research co-organized by CoPEH-Canada and the Canadian Association for Global Health will be open to the public.

To register click here.

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Innovation transformed by participatory action research. Can learning journeys, communities of practice, and participatory action research transform how public sector practitioners confront complexity? Join Mumbi Maina, Lily Raphael, and Kyla Pascal of the ‘Transforming Cities from Within’ facilitation team to discuss what they have learned from their process of facilitating a learning journey for municipal Government staff to tackle challenges related to climate, equity and decolonization.

WEBINAIRE: webinar PAR 1280 L'innovation transformée par la recherche-intervention participative

--24 mai de 1h00-2h00 HAECo-organisé par CoPEH-Canada et l'Association canadienne pour la santé mondiale, ce webinaire conjoint ouvert au public est consacré à la recherche-intervention participative.

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici.

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L'innovation transformée par la recherche-intervention participative. Les parcours d'apprentissage, les communautés de pratique et la recherche-intervention participative peuvent-ils transformer la façon dont les praticiennes et praticiens du secteur public abordent la complexité ? Joignez-vous à Mumbi Maina, Lily Raphael et Kyla Pascal de l'équipe de facilitation « Transformer les villes de l'intérieur » pour discuter de ce qu'elles ont appris au cours de leur processus de facilitation d'un voyage d'apprentissage destiné au personnel du gouvernement municipal en vue de relever les défis liés au climat, à l'équité et à la décolonisation.


This graduate level field course and webinar series on ecosystem approaches to health will be held at four “sites” in May-June: Montréal (UQAM), Guelph (University of Guelph), Prince George (UNBC), and an online “site.”

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We're looking forward to following all of the amazing work being done toward a just and sustainable future. From the CoPEH-Canada "family."

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Annual Holiday Roundtable

Roundtable opportunity to share, reflect and look ahead     Join us as we explore the past year and look toward future directions.You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE.

Join us for our Annual Holiday Round Table an opportunity to share reflect and look ahead

Introduction to Ecosystem Approaches to Health concepts and teaching resources

Follow this link to register for the webinar

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Margot Parkes, founding co-lead, on interdisciplinary, experiential and place-based climate education

In case you missed it, you can catch CoPEH-Canada founding co-lead, Margot Parkes, speaking about interdisciplinary, experiential and place-based climate education, including our yearly hybrid, field course here.

São Paulo Launch

Why did we sign on to the São Paulo Decalration on planetary health with the Planetary Health Alliance?

"Because we intend to continue to contribute to the education and training of researchers and professionals who can affect whole systems change." –Jena Webb, Director of Programmes

See the launch video here.

CoPEH-Canada signs the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health

We are very proud to be among the over 250 organization signatories from more than 47 countries to have signed the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health.

Jena Webb receives Research Professional Excellence Award 2021 from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - société et culture

Congratulations to Jena Webb, our director of programmes, who received a Research Professional Excellence Award 2021 from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - société et culture.

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This joint webinar, hosted by the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health (CoPEH-Canada) and the The Working Group on Climate Change and Health (WGCCH) of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), will take place at 1:30 (EST) on June 3rd. Come listen to our guests, Mumbi Maina, UBC and City of Vancouver, and Tim Takaro, SFU. For more information and to register for the webinar visit the CCGHR website

Canadian Women in Global Health List

Johanne Saint-Charles, co-founder of CoPEH-Canada, was named to the Canadian Women in Global Health List!


Congratulations, Johanne!

Consult this new online directory of incredible Canadian #women leaders in #globalhealth. View the full list here:


Hybrid, multi-site course on ecosystem approaches to health-2020

May 28th concluded the final of 8 webinars in our yearly series. We were very pleased to have our biggest and most bilingual group ever with 35 participants. Your active participation in our numerous activities is what makes this series such an enriching experience for everyone. Thank you to everyone who made it happen. 

Hybrid, multi-site course on ecosystem approaches to health--May 2020

This part online, part face-to-face graduate level course on ecosystem approaches to health is being offered at four “sites” in May 2020: Montréal (UQAM), Guelph (University of Guelph), Prince George (University of Northern British Columbia) and an online “site.” Six 90-minute sessions (seven in the case of the online group) will be conducted as simultaneous webinars across the sites. The rest of the time for the three onsite groups will be locally run sessions, including field trips. We offer a rigorous, hands-on pedagogical approach. For more information (including a tentative list of webinar topics) check out our website.


This part online, part face-to-face graduate level course on ecosystem approaches to health will be offered at three sites in May 2019: Montréal (UQAM), Southern Ontario (University of Guelph), and Prince George (University of Northern British Columbia). For updates please check here in the new year. 


Three of the blogs written in the context 2018 hybrid course on ecosystem approaches to health given by CoPEH-Canada were published on our site

Registration for course is open

Registration for the May 2018 CoPEH-Canada course and webinar series on ecosystem approaches to health is now open to all graduate students and professionals in Canada and elsewhere interested in the topic.

For more information visit our course webpage.

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Exciting opportunity to join us for the 2018 edition of our course on ecosystem approaches to health. We have been innovating & tweaking our interactive & experiential approach to learning for 10yrs. Come see what we've hit upon! For more informaiton see our course webpage.

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CoPEH-Can Annual Christmas “Chatluck” roundtable

Tuesday, December 12th 
from 12:30pm-2:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (3:30pm-5:00pm EST).

To register click here.

Webalogue... From Backyard to Mountain Meadow: Exploring the Spiritual and Cultural Dimensions of Ecohealth


Dr. Daniel Coleman, McMaster University

Dr. Sonya L. Jakubec, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University in Calgary

Wednesday, November 22nd 
from 12:30pm-2:00pm Pacific Daylight Time (3:30pm-5:00pm EST)

To register click here

Webalogue: Indigenous Health and Research

      -Dr. Henry Harder, Dr. Donald B. Rix BC Leadership Chair, Aboriginal Environmental Health; Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
      -Dr. Travis Holyk, Carrier Sekani Family Servies

Moderator: Dr. Maya Gislason, Simon Fraser University

Oct 18th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT

You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE

Recipients of CIHR team grant

Researchers from the QAA node Johanne Saint-Charles, Cathy Vaillancourt and Jena Webb received a team grant from CIHR: Modeling an approach to gender-conscious participatory action-oriented research and knowledge transfer favouring equality, equity and occupational/environmental health


Student Blogs

The top three student blogs from the 2017 hybrid course on ecosystem approaches to health have been published here. A must read!


Ecohealth in Action Webalogue - Join us on THURSDAY May 25th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT


Our topic for the month of May is: Introducing the Environment, Community, Health Observatory (ECHO) Network -- Strengthening intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development 


The objective of this second webinar of the CoPEH-Canada hybrid training in ecohealth, Define and negotiate health, is to facilitate participant’s experience of the multiple perspectives of health and live the process of negotiation through a role playing game. Wednesday May 10th 2017.


This part online, part face-to-face graduate level course on ecosystem approaches to health is being offered at three sites: l'INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Guelph, and University of Northern BC in May-June 2017. For more informatino visit our "course" website.

Participate in OneHealth-EcoHealth 2016 Congress activities

Whether or not you are planning to be at the OneHealth-EcoHealth 2016 Congress in a couple weeks, there are two ways in which you can participate in the conference activities.

OHEH 2016 Aspirational Statement

This ESaP initiative aims to produce a statement which will provide direction for our respective fields moving forward at a time when the need for broader engagement with the non–sustainability of our global society and its attendant impacts upon public health has never been greater.  

To contribute, please follow the link to the 2016 Aspirational Statement blog.

Please have your feedback posted by Wednesday the 30th November.

Sounds of Biodiversity

Join the conversation on the impacts biodiversity has on our health by uploading your sound of biodiversity and sharing your experience with it.

There are prizes!!

For instructions on how to contribute follow this link.

To see the conversation and listen to the sounds follow this link.


Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of a consortium for the CoPEH-Canada

The authorities of six Canadian universities (Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto), Simon Fraser University, Université de Moncton, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Northern British Colombia and York University) signed a MOU for the creation of a consortium linked to the CoPEH-Canada.

CIHR's competition for intersectoral prevention research

CoPEH-Canada collaborated on three full applications to CIHR’s recent competition for teams looking into intersectoral prevention research linked to the environment. 

CPHA 2016

Pre-conference workshop at the CPHA's annual conference co-organized by CoPEH-Canada: Addressing the ecological determinants of health: Implications for ongoing public health education and practice. June 13, 2016.

Ecohealth training


Hybrid, multi-site course on ecosystem approaches to health, from May to June 2016 at the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph and the University of Northern British Colombia.


New web site

Welcome to our new website. Here you will easily find information on our activities, including our ecohealth course, our teaching manual and ways to collaborate. Enjoy!