The CANE-ACIIE AGM is on the 15th of October 2023 which will start off with a special webinar showcasing CANE’s work over the last year.
- Radon Assessment Tool, presented by Kasey Knowles
- Rapid Review: Perinatal Environmental and Climate Health Assessment Tools presented by Emilie Tremblay and Alysha Jones
- Nursing Toolkit for Planetary Health presented by Fiona Hanley, Lindsay Komar and Joanna Law
Fiona has long been an advocate for nurse leadership in environmental and climate health, engaged in multiple activities and collaborations to advance planetary health in nursing practice and education. She is a course lecturer at McGill and advisor to the McGill Nurses for Planetary Health.
She is also a co-founding member and of CANE, and collaborated with the Order of Nurses of Quebec to create the 2019 position paper The Effects of Climate Change on Population Health.
Last fall Fiona had the pleasure of participating on a joint project with CANE and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions to create a Planetary Health Toolkit for Nurses launched in June this year at the CFNU conference in Charlottetown.
B.N, Student·Research Assistant, CANE Radon Project
Kasey has a background in ecology and political ecology with a focus on the reciprocal relationship between human health and planetary health. Her research focused on Arctic ecological health security and cancerous-causing agents in the changing Arctic climate. Kasey is a member of CANE and is working on the Increasing Awareness of Radon Gas: Meeting the Needs of New Parents Through a Nursing Knowledge Translation Project, already having launched the Radon Assessment Tool funded by Health Canada.
She is also participating in a scoping review related to the changes in the provision of primary health care in the context of a changing climate, the CNA’s position paper on planetary health and is assisting her UBC professors on the Self & Collective Care Project as she prepares to graduate from her accelerated nursing program. Kasey also comes with 4 years of working in mental health, substance use and Correctional Services Canada.
RNc, MSc, MSN(c)·CANE-ACIIE
Alysha is the Co-chair of the Environmental Justice and Reconciliation Committee for Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment. She is currently a UNBC nursing graduate student and a Clinical nurse educator and community health nurse in BC.
She was the Project Lead in the recent rapid review to determine what tools assess climate change impacts on perinatal health with an equity lens? A rapid review of the Canadian context.
RN, Phd (c)·CANE-ACIIE
My name is Émilie Tremblay and I have been a Registered Nurse for 5 years. I am a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa. My thesis topic is the Impact of the climate crisis on mental health. Since October of 2020, I have been an active member of CANE. The decision to become involved in the organization was easy to make because CANE’s objectives, which aim to promote both human health and the health of our natural world, are directly aligned with the focus of my doctoral thesis.
Throughout my membership, I have had the opportunity to engage in numerous rewarding activities, including creating internal policies with the Public Relations Committee, presenting in CANE’s web series on eco-anxiety, being part of the CNFU/CANE Nursing Toolkit for Planetary Health working group, working as a research assistant for the NCCDH rapid review project, and participating in the working group for the climate change position statement with the Canadian Nurses Association. I look forward to sharing with you about the Rapid Review with Alysha.
RN, BScN, MSN St
Lindsay Komar is a Registered Nurse and a recent graduate from the MN program at the University of Alberta. She is the Alberta Co-Representative for CANE (Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment) and a member of the CASN (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing) Planetary Health Special Interest Group. She lives with her husband and 2 children in Edmonton, which is Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
Lindsay will share information about the CFNU Planetary Health Toolkit at the AGM . This toolkit is designed to equip nurses with the information and resources to become influential changemakers for a more sustainable, resilient and low-carbon health care system.
RN, MSN Leadership
Joanna is a registered nurse with a background in critical care and addictions and mental health. It was during her shifts that she started to notice the environmental implications of health care activities. This inspired her to seek her masters of nursing with a focus on environmental sustainability in health care. She is a member-at-large of CANE.
Joanna will share information about the CFNU Planetary Health Toolkit at the AGM . This toolkit is designed to equip nurses with the information and resources to become influential changemakers for a more sustainable, resilient and low-carbon health care system.