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Playing it Safe: Service Provider Strategies to Reduce Environmental Risks to Child Health

Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Inn Road
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Best Start is pleased to host this Regional Workshop for service providers who work in the areas of preconception, prenatal and/or child health. This includes organizations or groups that address environmental risks to child health including early learning practitioners, environmental action groups, health care providers, health promoters and community development workers.

This workshop will share important information about environmental risks to child health, including environmental exposures at home, work, school and outdoors, in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we use. It will also provide simple child proofing tips and service provider strategies to reduce the risks to preconception, prenatal and child health. The workshop will help you identify the risks of highest concern in your community, and initiatives that will support or enhance existing programming.

Speakers: Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher at the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and Myriam Beaulne, Health Promotion Coordinator for the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE)
 
Registration: $60 fee includes lunch, participant handouts and two manuals ("Playing it Safe: Service Provider Strategies to Reduce Environmental Risks to Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health" and "Child Health and the Environment - A Primer").

Register online or download a faxable registration form at http://www.beststart.org/events/detail/playingitsafe.html. Register early as participation is limited to 50.
 
Presented in partnership with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, http://www.cela.ca, and the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment, http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca.

For further info about registration please contact Frank at [email protected].  For info about workshop content please contact  Sue Weststrate, at (613) 658-3246, Toll free 1-800-397-9567 x2278, or [email protected].