Links to the organisations that are driving climate change resiliency for health care


There are numerous organisations, both in Canada and globally, dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship, resiliency planning, and operational improvement for health care facilities. This list includes some of the most prominent and relevant to Canadian facilities in particular.

Project Organisations

These organisations assisted in the development of the Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit.

[accordion] [accordion_item title=’Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care’] The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is Canada’s premier integrated green health care resource network; a national voice and catalyst for environmental change. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’] The U.K. Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is the foremost institution in the world working on sustainable healthcare in research and practice. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Climate Change Nova Scotia’] The Climate Change Directorate develops policy for mitigation and adaptation and leads the delivery of Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Health Canada’] Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Nova Scotia Department of Environment’] Nova Scotia Environment focuses on climate change, protecting our environment and advancing our ambitious environmental goals. [/accordion_item] [/accordion]

Canadian Organisations

[accordion] [accordion_item title=’Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness ‘] The Centre’s mission is to facilitate and maintain optimal Canadian health emergency preparedness by providing expert consensus based on evidence and best practice. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Environment Canada’] Environment Canada’s mandate is to coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Natural Resources Canada’] Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. [/accordion_item] [/accordion]

International Organisations

[accordion] [accordion_item title=’Health Care Without Harm’] Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and health care systems. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research’] Tyndall Centre is an internationally recognised source of high quality and integrated climate change research. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title=’World Health Organization’] WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. [/accordion_item] [/accordion]