Your Health: The Risks & Realities of Climate Change

Did you know your health is directly affected by climate change?

We have 11 years to reverse the harm we’re already seeing, according to The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report. Please join us for a crucial discussion on the risks and impacts climate change can have on your health.

This Vital Conversation about climate change is presented by The Winnipeg Foundation, in partnership with Green Action Centre.

Keynote:
Kim Perrotta
Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Kim Perrotta has a master’s degree in health science and 34 years of experience looking at environmental questions through a health lens. Perrotta’s work connects health issues such as air quality, physical activity, and food security. She has prepared more than 25 reports on public health policy — and produced a report on public health and land use planning.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ian Mauro, Co-Director, Prairie Climate Centre
  • Heather Mitchell, Green Action Centre Sustainable Transportation Coordinator

Emcee:
Winnipeg Free Press Reporter Tessa Vanderhart

DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

TIME: 7 – 9 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Brodie Centre Atrium, U of M Bannatyne Campus, 727 McDermot Avenue

 

This is a free event. All are welcome.

Registration and ticket required. Limited seating. Attendance must be confirmed.

Winnipeg’s Vital Signs® 2017 is a snapshot of life in Winnipeg. It measures the vitality of our community, identifying significant needs and trends by combining research with the results of community surveys and conversations.

From the report emerged four key themes:

RECONCILIATION

LONG-TIME WINNIPEGGERS

ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK OUR CITY IS DOING ENOUGH TO ADDRESS RECONCILIATION.

BELONGING

ONE
OUT OF FOUR

WINNIPEGGERS HAVE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE OF DISCRIMINATION.

WELL-BEING

64%

OF WINNIPEGGERS FEEL STRESS ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCES.

THE LINES THAT DIVIDE

60%

OF WINNIPEGGERS KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS WELL ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP.