Climate change models predict that by 2050, very hot days (above 30°C) may occur across Canada 4 times as frequently as they do today. Climate impacts like extreme heat and poor air quality from wildfires will worsen existing inequities, and those that are most vulnerable will be at greater risk. Join us to hear about the health risks of extreme heat and air pollution from wildfire smoke and strategies targeting the needs of those most at risk. This session will help non-profit housing providers can do to build resilience plans for tenants to extreme and wildfire smoke.
July 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Non-Profit Housing providers working in tenant support and property management; executive and board members, municipalities and anyone concerned with extreme heat and poor air quality responses.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Dr. Sarah Henderson
Scientific Director, Environmental Health Services
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
Nelson CARES Society
Director of Operations – Victoria
PHS Community Services Society
Housing PHS Community Services Society
Manager Tenant Engagement
Health Service Clinical Management, BC Housing
Manager, Recycling & Waste Management
BC Housing (co-lead on the extreme heat response)