Every day, people across Canada are unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals. Through our air and water, the plastics we use, the food we eat, personal care products, and cleaning and gardening supplies we use, toxic chemicals and pesticides are entering our homes and the environment—severely impacting human health and the environment.
The detrimental effects of toxics are disproportionately borne by Indigenous and Black communities, People of Colour, women-identifying persons and those who experience poverty; it is an issue of health, environment and social justice.
After years of campaigning by the Coalition for Action on Toxics, Canada’s cornerstone environmental legislation, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, has recently been reformed. Hard fought meaningful change to toxic policy is now in the process of implementation.
Please join our fantastic panelists to learn about how this funder-initiated collaboration has forged critical change and the road ahead to safeguarding our health and planet.
Wendy Cooper, Dragonfly Ventures
Jennifer Beeman & Ama Maria Anney, Breast Cancer Action Quebec
Jane McArthur, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Devika Shah, Environment Funders Canada (Moderator)