Health Units Working Together on Climate Change Report – The North Channel Current

May 2, 2019

The 7 public health units in northern Ontario will be working together on climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation reports over the next 2 years with funding support from Health Canada. Climate change is a threat to human health around the world. The changing environment will bring new health issues, and existing issues may get worse. The reports developed during this project will help public health units understand what changes to expect and begin to prepare.

Some climate change impacts in northern Ontario are expected to be more severe than in southern Ontario. Also, differences in our geography, population density, and Indigenous populations mean the health effects of climate change will be felt differently than in southern Ontario.

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