EduTOX Video Challenge winner Asha Mior, 14

EduTOX winner Asha Mior shares her adventures at the 2016 World's Largest Sandbox

The day that I found out that I won the EduTOX Video Challenge, I screamed. A $1400 scholarship and a trip to Ottawa? What an opportunity! 

In early June, my family and I travelled to Ottawa to attend the World’s Largest Sandbox Event! The event, which takes place on Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa, allows parliamentarians, non-profit organizations, and local kids to come together to raise awareness of the health of Canadian children.  

Anaphylaxis in the Community: What Parents and Others Need to Know

From Food Allergy Canada:

We are pleased to announce our latest online learning tool, Anaphylaxis in the Community: What Parents and Others Need to Know available at allergyaware.ca. Developed with Leap Learning Technologies Inc. and in collaboration with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, this free, medically-reviewed resource is designed for people with potentially life-threatening allergies and those who care for them. The launch of this interactive course, offered in English and French is timed with the celebration of Food Allergy Awareness Month (May 2016). Further details are included in our press release and "Are you Prepared?" flyer.

We encourage you to visit allergyaware.ca and share this information with others who are interested in food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Introducing the EduTox Video Challenge!

The Sandbox Project's EduTOX Video Challenge officially opens on January 21, 2016

At last November’s Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) Forum, a core recommendation was that the focus of Environmental Health education efforts must go beyond pregnant women and include students and young adults to raise awareness of issues that could have significant impacts on the health of their future children and their own health over the long term. To engage youth on health-environment linkages, a national video competition was proposed whereby participants would be invited to produce short videos communicating key Environmental Health messages.In partnership with the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE), the David Suzuki Foundation, the Lung Association of New Brunswick, Pollution Probe, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Ottawa, Yellow Pages Canada and the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, we are proud to introduce the EduTox Video Challenge.

Clearing the Air Summit: We can make tomorrow a brighter day

the YCRH's Stephanie Bertolo shares her 2015 Summit experience

On May 5th, World Asthma Day, I attended the second annual Clearing the Air Summit hosted by the Asthma Society of Canada. The full day event, attended by leaders of government, industry, academic and non-profit organizations was most certainly an enlightening experience, providing a unique perspective on the impacts of climate change. Commonly, when people give presentations on global warming, there is a strong fixation on the effects on the natural environments: increased natural disasters, decreased biodiversity, rising temperatures, and the likes. Though at the Clearing the Air Summit, they focused instead on exposing the harsh realities of global warming’s impact on human health.