Our partners are the branches into our community. We are proud to collaborate with a diverse range of partners who share our commitment to sustainable health systems. This network of partners allows for the efficient dissemination of information on new resources, courses and events, and broad spectrum learning about various sustainability topics from different perspectives in the community.
Over the years, the Coalition has fostered key relationships to build a network of academic, regional, and national partners. The Coalition is also proud to be a part of international communities hosted by the World Health Organization. Each of our partners plays a specific role in the sustainable health care community, providing a diverse range of networks, resources and educational opportunities.
Research and innovation coming out of academic institutions play a vital role in informing best practices for sustainable health care. Below are academic instituions contributing to best practices in sustainable health care
- CASCADES Canada
- University of British Columbia
- McMaster University
- Dalhousie University
- Royal Roads University
Our regional and national partners each provide their unique value to the community, but there is a common goal towards building a sustainable green community that supports human and planetary health.
- Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM)
- Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
- Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment (CANE)
- Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL)
- Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
- Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)
- Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- Canadian Public Health Association (CPA)
- Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)
- Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH)
- BC Green Care
- Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
- Centre for Sustainable Health Systems
- Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
- Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
- Synergie Santé Environnement
Students and graduates are an important part of the workforce, bringing diversity, creativity and new ideas to an organisation.
Whether through internships or volunteer opportunities the Coalition has often acted as a mentorship organisation for post-secondary students and graduates.
In the past we have acted to support students in their own research projects. For example, in 2021 the Coalition, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment, assisted University of Alberta graduate student, Joanna Law, to create a national picture of Green Teams. Learn about the project HERE.
We also seek to empower young medical professionals through volunteer opportunities and programs such as Project Green Healthcare.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a student volunteer, reach out through our contact page.
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care believes in the collaborative approach to achieving progress in making Canada’s health services sector environmentally sustainable, net-zero and climate resilient.
To reach our many stakeholder audiences, we rely on a variety of methodologies:
To support the dissemination of knowledge and enhance social dialogue surrounding
sustainable practices, the Coalition hosts numerous webinars on current and emerging topics surrounding
green health care.
It is important that we deliver webinars in collaboration with partners with like-minded interests
and expertise and strive to provide the most current and relevant information from trusted sources.
We are also happy to promote and join events/webinars organis\zed by our partners with similar missions, visions and values.
The Coalition routinely publishes case studies in collaboration with organisations that possess subject matter expertise. Typically, the case studies provide information on how a hospital or long-term care home’s performance was improved through the use of new technologies or processes, thereby lending context to the new initiative. Case studies can be a powerful tool in telling a story while referencing tangible and proven results driven by innovation.
Whether you are a health care facility that has implemented a new technology, an organisation that conducted a trial or beta project utilizing a new technology or methodology, or are pursuing a novel approach to solve an issue, our team is always interested in hearing about opportunities for case study collaboration and the potential to craft the findings into a webinar.
In our twenty year history, the Coalition has initiated numerous projects encompassing a wide-range of topics related to greening health care. The completion of these projects would not have been made possible without the support of project partners who have lent resources, services and expertise.
We are grateful to the multitude of opportunities our collaborators have shared with us over the past twenty plus years. However, we refuse to slow our pursuit of a national, resilient and sustainable health system delivering compassionate care to Canadians.
If you have a collaborative idea, get in touch with us and let’s work on developing it into a new project, case study or webinar.