We are a group of health professionals working at the intersection of climate and health
This presentation will be in-person at the Dunbar Community Centre as well as streamed online. Please register below and we will send you the information you need before the event.
CAPE is a national body – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, involved in promoting health and the environment, by engaging with governments, running campaigns, conducting research, and drawing media attention to key issues in this area.
Planetary Health Clinics
An initiative started under the CAPE umbrella, the PHCs are run by health care professionals working at the intersection of climate change and health.
We would like to engage with you in a discussion of how we can prevent some of the dire consequences of climate change and also how we can better adapt to coming changes. What are your ideas how we can move forward together towards a healthier future?
Our presentation will be brief, touching on what we can do to protect our health during climate disasters, mitigation strategies to prevent more events, and the mental health impacts of climate change along with some strategies to face our quickly changing world.
Linda Thyer is a mother of 3 and practises family and sport medicine on traditional Coast Salish territories with a focus on youth over the past 20 years. She is a founding member of Doctors for Planetary Health – West Coast and is an active member of arious medical, environmental and peace community organizations. She has a lifelong appreciation of the many nourishing and healing gifts of Mother Earth and works towards restoring health and peace for all.
Kai Irani is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice. He has been a member of CAPE since late 2021, involved in their various climate action events, interacting with the public to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change on health. He has a special interest in the mental health impacts of climate change. Kai’s passion and concern for the environment dates back to his childhood, where conservation, avoiding waste and excessive consumption, along with re-use, were promoted.
Bookings are closed for this event.