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Postponed/ Health… as if Climate Change Matters

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM



A message to all attendees

Please be advised that we -unfortunately-  are postponing the Health… as if climate change matters event  scheduled for next Monday.

We really want this to be a success, but have had limited registrations to date. In comparison we had over 90 people attend our event in October entitled ‘Talk… as if climate change matters’. Our goal is to make this health event just as successful.
We are working on rescheduling for the new year and will keep you informed as things progress.
Apologies once again.

Climate change is hurting human health in Southern Ontario

eMERGE Guelph is hosting a series of events designed to help local environmental early adopters succeed in fighting climate change. We call the series: As if Climate Change Matters.


HEALTH… as if Climate Change Matters

We have done a poor job communicating climate change to get real action. The ‘far off’ impacts have frequently made people feel as if sea level rise or flooding just couldn’t happen to them.

The reality is that Southern Ontario is already seeing the health impacts of climate change. We need to do a better job at communicating climate change. Now let’s learn about the local impacts.

Pegeen Walsh

Pegeen is the Executive Director for the Ontario Public Health Association. Her role requires supporting and facilitating advocacy efforts in public health and capacity building and knowledge transfer and exchange initiatives within the province and beyond. Prior to OPHA, Pegeen has led the design and delivery of a wide range of programs, policies, partnerships, and research that have supported individual and community health and well-being. As Ontario Regional Director with Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Director at the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, she oversaw various health initiatives ranging from early child development, healthy eating, and tobacco control, healthy communities to injury, alcohol abuse and 2008 OPHS Standards. As Director of Public Policy at YMCA Canada, she developed government relations training and strategies. Just prior to joining OPHA, Pegeen was a Research Director at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships responsible implementing research strategy to advance knowledge and best practices. Pegeen is also a Board member at Family Services Toronto, serving as chair of its Governance Committee. She holds a BA degree from University of Waterloo in Political Science.

(more panelists to come)

Register here for the Health as if … Climate Change Matters event.


November 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


eMERGE Guelph
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10C- Shared Space
42 Carden Steet Guelph, ON
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2 Canada
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