We believe that everyone should have a fair chance at wellness. For many decades the health and wellbeing of Canadians have been compromised by the pursuit of economic growth over social and environmental support systems. Material prosperity has been prioritized over ecosystem balance. Hazardous chemicals are found in our air, our food, and our water. The changing climate represents a serious health threat.
For 20 years the New Brunswick Lung Association has been the national lead on environmental issues for the Canadian Lung Association, has participated on many national committees on air toxins, and chemical and pesticide exposures, and has coordinated many national public engagement programs aimed at reducing air emissions, greenhouse gases and other human exposures.
The Foundation for Resilient Health (RESILIENT) has the overall goal to improve human health through the reduction of health risks from environment-related hazards. We do this in two ways:
- Advocating for stronger public policies that protect the environmental and social determinants of health; and
- Public education to enable Canadians to increase their resilience and avoid known environmental risks
Our primary areas of expertise are the health effects of climate change, and toxic exposures, with a strong focus on the determinants of health and use of the precautionary principle.
- Visit www.resilient-health.ca to learn more.
- Foundation for Resilient Health (RESILIENT) One-Pager