May 1, 2018
Ryerson University and the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition's UVR WG/Shade Policy Committee are organizing a bootcamp on shade design for skin cancer prevention. It’s taking place at Ryerson University. The Working Group has taken a leadership role in developing a Shade Policy and Guidelines for the City of Toronto believing that good design and sound municipal policy bridging health and planning can be a key element to support chronic disease prevention, in public places.
The Shade bootcamp is scheduled a day before a major conference in Toronto on skin cancer prevention (see http://www.uvandskincancer2018.org/sessions/workshop-4-2/ to register and more information). We are therefore taking advantage of the presence of a number of global experts on UVR and shade who are coming to this conference. These experts have agreed to be part of the workshop at little-to-no cost. Bootcamp participants will have the opportunity of knowledge exchange through case study explorations, interactive discussions and presentations and will receive tools to support the development of healthy, sun-safe environments. The Shade bootcamp has received support from Toronto Public Health, Ryerson University and the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition. The Ontario Provincial Planners Institute is a promotional partner.