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Apr 162014

It’s that time of year again! Join us on June 5, 2014 for the 4th annual Connect Beauty event!!

If you have attended past Connect Beauty events, you know that this is THE event that blends eco-conscious fashion with toxic-free beauty. Join us in celebrating the glamourous, natural and eco-conscious trends of spring/summer 2014.

Presented by the Women’s Healthy Environments Network and Fashion Takes Action, Connect Beauty 2014 will be held at The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, on June 5. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

It’s going to be THE event of the season…but we do need your help!  If you’re interested in donating an item to the Silent Auction or volunteering at Connect Beauty, we’d love to talk to you! Please click here to let us know you’re interested.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

 Posted by on April 16, 2014
Apr 102014

In this issue:

  • WHEN at the Green Living Show – buy tickets and support WHEN!
  • Connect Beauty 2014 – June 5th
  • Update on our February Healthy Homes & Healthy Families Workshop
  • Eco-Events in the GTA
  • Health Apps

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 Posted by on April 10, 2014
Mar 172014

Photo Credit: ColinBrough

Why worry about what we can’t see? This seems to quite literally be the approach when it comes to wireless radiation. Use of wireless devices has doubled since the World Health Organization warned us of the potential increased cancer risks years ago. Apart from cell phones, wireless radiation includes wireless handset devices, cordless phones, smart meters, WiFi and related technology. Without evidence of safety, we are still implementing these technologies at an alarming rate, but at what cost?

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 Posted by on March 17, 2014
Feb 192014

Check out WHEN’s winter newsletter:

  • Healthy Homes and Families Workshop
  • New Year’s What?
  • Meet our Webmaster
  • WTF T-shirts
  • Board recruitment coming soon!
  • Eco-Events in the GTA

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 Posted by on February 19, 2014
Feb 132014


WHEN: 7-9 p.m. on Monday, February 24th

WHERE: Scarborough Women’s Centre

2100 Ellesmere Rd., Suite 245 Scarborough, ON M1H 3B7

COST: Free ($5 suggested donation)

In this workshop geared toward new Canadians, participants will learn to identify potential toxins they are exposed to in the home and get information on alternatives, in order to make better informed decisions about the products they use. At the end of the workshop, women will be able to identify possible hazardous products in their home and relate their experiences abroad to a new context in Canada.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a space for conversation about what are all the components of a healthy home. The goal is to build community with newcomers as well as to educate about potential toxins they are exposed to in Canada.

Click here for more information. To register, call 416-439-7111, ext. 6.

 Posted by on February 13, 2014
Dec 142013


  • Toxic-free holidays tips
  • Book Review: Raising Elijah, by Sandra Steingraber
  • Cancer Prevention Challenge Wrap Up
  • T’is the Season (to give green!)
  • What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

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 Posted by on December 14, 2013
Dec 122013

Reviewed by Marie Lorenzo

RaisingElijahLargeI now think of Raising Elijah as the ultimate parenting book. Taking a parenting perspective, in her latest book, Sandra Steingraber takes us through another engrossing account of environmental challenges to our children’s, and ultimately our own, health. With her beautiful prose, she steadfastly and skillfully uncovers the ugly underside of so much of modern consumerism, and challenges us to come up with better alternatives. And that has to start with parents, mothers and also fathers, the gatekeepers of consumption in the average North American family.

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 Posted by on December 12, 2013
Nov 172013

Thanks to all our donors and supporters, not to mention our heroic participants, we closed the Cancer Prevention Challenge with over $10,000 in donations this year!

The Cancer Prevention Challenge’s participants list:

Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Enida Kule
Tracey Tang
Greg and Marci
Sue Beazley
Marie Lorenzo
Radmila Rakas
Anne Stewart of Environmental Health Consulting
Kathy Koch
Abby Mitchell
Nina Mazze
Mary Yang of Marie Natie Cosmetics
Tracey TieF of Anarres Natural Health
Michael Gaughan of Miik Inc.
Domenica Tambasco

Thanks to all for a great fundraising job!

 Posted by on November 17, 2013
Oct 262013

The Cancer Prevention Challenge is drawing to a close, with just one week left!  We’ve packed a lot into our latest bulletin because we still have so much to share about cancer prevention! Check out our campaign progress and:

  • Our business participant Anarres Natural Health
  • A call for a Royal Commission on the Environment and Health and the ‘Use the System’ campaign
  • Great articles on healthy eating and the cancer prevention benefits of exercise
  • More great recipes
  • Profile of WHEN’s popular Connect events

Click HERE for the bulletin.


 Posted by on October 26, 2013