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The Green Teacher, CPCHE’s Healthy Schools Day in Canada 2020 article
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Location: Ontario, Canada | Start Date: 04/05/2016
Organisation: Fix Our Schools Campaign
We are a grassroots, non-partisan, parent-led campaign creating a large network of citizens across Ontario who all expect that:
· Every Ontario public school student attends a safe, well-maintained school
· The $15-Billion of disrepair across all 72 Ontario school boards is addressed
· Public schools are funded as critical to public infrastructure – on par with transit
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
· Subscribe to our e-mail list: www.fixourschools.ca
· Like us on Facebook: Fix Our Schools
· Follow us on Twitter: @Fix_Our_Schools
· Encourage others to do the same!
CURRENT FUNDING FACTS:
· Our provincial government has underfunded school repairs by $5.8-billion over the last five years, as per Ontario’s Auditor-General.
· Every single one of Ontario’s 72 school boards is impacted by the $15-billion repair backlog in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
· Critical and urgent repairs now total $1.7-billion, as per Ontario’s Auditor-General.
Location: Halifax | Start Date: 04/05/2016
CASLE has been creating a new website that is browser friendly. We have updated existing articles and developed new articles in most of our existing categories, including in Building and Renovation of Schools, Indoor Air Quality, and Classroom Materials…, and we have new sections such as Acoustics and Wifi/EMFs. All of the sections will be posted by Healthy Schools Day, and will continue our 24 years of helping and informing all those interested in creating and maintaining healthy schools. The CASLE website is www.casle.ca
Location: Vitrual | Start Date: 20100101
Organisation: Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) has circulated the following message among all 11 organization members. (See the logos on the Healthy Schools Day main page to find member info.) They in turn are encouraged to circulate it among their members and contacts.
“Check out our Tools for Schools collection for tips on what you can do to make a difference for kids. Links to:
Children in Canada spend many of their waking hours in schools and child care settings. As parents, educators and community members, we can all play a part in making these environments healthier for kids.
Healthier and safer learning environments – those with cleaner air and reduced exposures to toxic substances – promote children’s health, academic achievement and well-being.
Please visit our Tools for Schools collection for CPCHE resources and external links. The collection provides information and tips for reducing exposures to toxic chemical and pollutants in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Advancing Environmental Health in Child Care Settings: A Checklist for Child Care Practitioners and Public Health Inspectors (CPCHE, 2010)
Buying Products for the Child Care Centre – fact sheet (CPCHE, 2010)
Playing it Safe: Childproofing for Environmental Health – brochure (CPCHE, 2005)
Plastics – fact sheet (CPCHE, 2010)
Tools for Schools (CPCHE collection of on-line resources and web links)
Safe Renovations – 4-part fact sheet series (CPCHE, 2008)
Healthy Retrofits: The Case for Better Integration of Children’s Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs – report (CELA, 2011)
First Steps in Lifelong Health: A Vision and Strategy for Children’s Health and Environment in Canada – report/policy position (CPCHE 2008)
Child Health and the Environment: A Primer (CPCHE, 2005)”
Location: New Brunswick | Start Date: 20100101
Organisation: New Brunswick Lung Association
The Healthy Child Care program has been operating in New Brunswick for two years. It is funded by the EcoAction community funding program of Environment Canada with additional help from the New Brunswick Departments of Health and Social Development. Through this program, staffs and parents of about 20 participating child care facilities have been surveyed regarding their operations from an environmental health perspective. They have then received recommendations about simple actions they can take to improve their facilities and practices to make them environmentally more healthy and their practices more sustainable. Some of the actions they have taken involve recycling, using more reusable products, such as personalized cloth changing pads and face cloths, cleaning with less toxic products where sanitizing is not required, composting, and greening their playground. Participants during the pilot and first year of the program received a binder of resources.
Those resources are now available bilingually on the New Brunswick Lung Association Website: www.nb.lung.ca / www.nb.poumon.ca
When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.
À bout de souffle, rien ne va plus.
Location: Ottawa | Start Date: 20110101
Organisation: PHE Canada
The Health Promoting Schools initiative is a multi-year program that spans numerous initiatives. The aim of this program is to support schools nation wide to support a broad spectrum of activities and services within the school and the surrounding school community that help children and youth to enhance their health through the school community, supported by their teachers, principals, parents, and community members. PHE Canada is a not-for-profit organization that endeavours to support schools by providing project funding for school initiatives, as well as developing tools and resources based on Champions’ feedback and grounded in up to date research and the HPS Community of Practice.
Location: Canada Wide | Start Date: 20100301
Canadians for A Safe Learning Environment (CASLE) www.casle.ca, with financial help from some of its national partners, created the Project Registry for Healthy Schools Day in Canada – Journée des écoles saines du Canada . Projects from the inaugural 2009 year have been registered on the site, and groups and individuals are invited to register their projects or events any time between now and April. Bring your organization or school into this wonderful idea to help our nation’s schools!
Location: Canada Wide | Start Date: 20100301
Canadians for A Safe Learning Environment (CASLE) www.casle.ca is coordinating the annual Canadian national Healthy Schools Day – Journée des écoles saines du Canada to focus attention on healthy indoor environments for schools. Over Thirty-five national and provincial organizations were involved in the original project, plus many individuals, government departments, political parties, unions, and agencies. Healthy schools don’t just happen. They need all of us! Would you like to take part this year? Go to CASLE’s website and follow the links to Healthy Schools Day’s web page.
Location: Across Canada | Start Date: 20110301
Organisation: Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)
Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)is featuring Healthy Schools Day information on their website (www.phecanada.ca) and promoting the Day in their In Touch e-newsletter in November 2010 and again in March, 2011.
In Touch e-newsletters are emailed directly to over 7,000 PHE Canada members who are comprised of teachers, professors, school administrators, parents, and students.
The goal is to reach as many as possible of those who may be interested in participating in Healthy Schools Day in Canada – Journee des ecoles saines du Canada.
Location: Canada | Start Date: 20120301
There are school indoor environment issues over which school administrators have control. These are in addition to, although sometimes partnered with, the building management team’s responsibilities. CASLE has partnered with experienced school principals to create a useful tool to assist school administrators regarding positive and essential action on school indoor air quality.
This guide contains:
School administrators can address and prevent many building-related and program-related issues that can affect both the health and the learning/teaching performance of students and staff.
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