The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care aims to build capabilities and capacity in individuals and organizations to enable the development of an environmentally sustainable, net-zero and climate-resilient health system. Paving the way for an ideal green community. 

Health care is everywhere. From hospitals to community centres, health care is deeply integrated into different parts of the community. As we face this climate crisis, the health care system has the privilege and responsibility to lead the way towards an ideal green community.  We can do this in 3 ways: 

  1. Anchor institutions, like hospitals, can lead the way on sustainability and be a shining light for others in the community
  2. Health facilities and clinics interact with many parts of society and business.  Our choices matter. We can choose who we buy from, and what we buy.
  3. Health care professionals have been identified as the most trusted of all professions. Health care professionals have the opportunity to provide community leadership in actions against climate change as well as in the adoption of technologies and practices that improve the health of individuals and the planet.

Elements of the Ideal Green Community

Clean Energy




Long-Term Care






Manufacturing and Retail

Sustainable Procurement



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Fundraising with the Coalition - Seeking volunteers

The Coalition is currently seeking community builders with fundraising and communications experience to join our volunteer committee. Learn more HERE.

New Resource - Options for the Sustainable Prescriber

In June 2023, the Coalition's Sustainable Prescribing working group created an infographic with several like-minded organisations which outlines the options of the green prescriber. View the Infographic.

Canadian health care battery-powered micro-mobility (BPMM) research survey 2023

As part of the Coalitions newly launched Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative we encourage health care workers across Canada to participate in a short online survey help us to better understand the knowledge and usage of BPMM solutions. Access the survey.


September 17th-19th: 2023 CHES National Conference

Registration is now open for the 43rd annual CHES National Conference at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg. Learn more and get your tickets.

September 20th-21st: 2023 Food Health Symposium

Nourish proudly presents this two-day Symposium with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and CHEP Good Food in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Register HERE.


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