Healthy ecosystems are essential for human health and survival. We all depend on clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, healthy food supplies, green spaces for recreation, and contact with wildlife to enrich our lives. There is growing evidence that we gain specific physical and mental health benefits from living in clean, healthy ecosystems and from having access to natural areas and biodiversity.
EcoHealth Ontario (EHO) is a collaborative of professionals in the fields of public health, medicine, education, planning and the environment. We are working together to increase our understanding of the relationships between environment and health with the aim of finding ways to increase the quality and diversity of the urban and rural spaces in which we live.
Our biennial, interactive workshop took place on November 9th and included five round-table discussions; expert speakers from the fields
of public health, planning, academia and the environment; a keynote speech from Dr. Faisal Moola; networking and a catered breakfast and lunch.
Visit our Ecohealth in Action page, where you can view presentations and resources highlighted at the workshop.
Ecohealth in Action is supported by the Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto Public Health, Forests Ontario, Conservation Ontario, Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation, and the Ontario Biodiversity Council.
If your organization is interested in joining as a sponsor, contact Shelley McKay at Forests Ontario (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meet some of the faces of EcoHealth Ontario and learn how we're improving Ontario's ecohealth. In this video, produced by Powerline Films, EHO partners highlight what ecohealth means for the wellbeing of our communities and how diverse sectors play a role in making that wellbeing a reality.