About CASLE.

What CASLE Does and Why

Our Mission

CASLE Team

Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medals were awarded to CASLE’s Debbie Hum and Karen Robinson, November 12, 2004. L to R: Debbie Hum, Corinne Harland, Nova Scotia’s Lieutenant Governor Myra Freeman, Karen Robinson and John Sparling

With solid information, respect, and persistence as our primary tools we can help provide environmentally healthy products and practices in schools, and healthy school buildings.

“WORKING TOGETHER FOR HEALTHY SCHOOLS”

We love our children more than anything, and they are our country’s greatest resource.Children are uniquely vulnerable to toxins and hazards in their environments. Our schools, their condition and the products and practices used within them, can influence children’s health, well-being and educational outcomes. We love our children more than anything, and they are our country’s greatest resource.

Whether you are a concerned parent or teacher, a professional designing a new school, a principal or a maintenance manager, CASLE offers you over 20 years of experience and resources to help solve problems, and to show how healthy school environments benefit students and staff.

Clean air and a healthy environment are as important to learning as are a good curriculum and good teaching. Health, behavior, and learning ability can all be influenced by school environments.

With increased public interest in the environment, even more improvements are happening at all levels. CASLE’s work toward less-toxic/low-emission cleaning materials and building materials, for example, fits well with the work of other environmentalists.

About CASLE

CICH 2006 Award

CASLE received the Health Promotion and Innovation Award of Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) at the CICH 8th annual gala dinner held in the Ottawa Congress Centre on National Child Day.

CASLE works hand in hand with the system, using the best available scientific information coupled with the Precautionary Principle.Canadians for A Safe Learning Environment (CASLE) is a Registered Charity that works to improve the condition of school buildings and the products and practices used in schools, so that school children and staffs have safe and healthy places to spend their days. Our main focus is Indoor Environment Quality, but we exercise our mandate more broadly if needed. CASLE works hand in hand with the system, using the best available scientific information coupled with the Precautionary Principle. With solid information, respect, and persistence as our primary tools, CASLE educates, and assists others to provide healthy school environments. Much has been accomplished, but there is much yet to do.

We have documented school environment quality incidents, partnered with school boards and government departments to create thorough and effective changes, and assisted dozens of groups, school boards, parents and teachers to improve schools across the Province and the continent. Our website provides over 20 years of information and assistance to school board maintenance managers, teachers, parents, the media, government departments, politicians, and unions. CASLE has won several awards for the quality and results of our work.

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