Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care: Resources and Initiatives

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care offers networking and updates on current Green Health Care initiatives particularly in Canada, but also around the globe. We provide guidance, support and a range of resources to help health care facilities address environmental sustainability issues including from the list of topics below. And we have won awards for our work!


The Coalition is proud to announce that we are the winner of these awards over the past several years: see

  • ENERGY STAR™ Advocate of the Year Award for 2019, on behalf of Natural Resources Canada. We also won this award in 2017 and 2015
  • 2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge Award from Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, a program of Health Care Without Harm
    • GOLD designation in Climate Leadership in 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Green Digest:

Sign up for your free subscription to the Canadian Green Health Care Digest at so you can receive information on current and upcoming events and initiatives as well as updates on Coalition activities and resources.  


The Coalition’s Question and Answer ListServ is an email-based forum to exchange ideas and ask questions of like-minded green health care practitioners. Sign up for free by sending an email to

Key Project Areas

Here is a summary of the projects and initiatives we have worked on over the past several years. You can also find them under Programs and Projects on our website.

Green Hospital Score Card

  • The Green Hospital Scorecard and Awards, a made in Canada standardized, sector-specific environmental benchmarking tool, developed to assist hospital leadership determine their environmental performance. The GHS Awards recognizes top performers.

Green Leadership

Energy Management

Climate Change

Water Conservation

Waste Management

Healthy and Sustainable Foods

Safer Chemicals 

Sustainable Facilities