Oct 262012

Eva Johnson is an elder in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, located south of Montreal, and is currently Executive Director of the Kahnawake Environment Protection Office. She is a long-time activist for women’s and environmental rights.  She appears in WHEN’s film, Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer. Continue reading »

 Posted by on October 26, 2012
Oct 192012

Olivia Chow  is a federal MP representing the downtown Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina, which she has held since 2006, after siting as the long-time Toronto City Councillor for the same area.  Dedicated to the public good, Olivia has been fighting for Toronto as an elected representative for the past thirty years.  She is also a constant defender of environmental and women’s rights and supporter of WHEN. Continue reading »

 Posted by on October 19, 2012
Oct 102012

Michele Landsberg  is a Canadian journalist,best-selling author, public speaker, feminist and social activist. She is best known for her insightful columns in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Chatelaine magazine, which served to chronicle the women’s movement in Canada during the 1980s and 90s. She was the former Chair of the Women’s College Hospital Board of Directors, has been recognized with numerous awards including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, two National Newspaper Awards during her time at the Toronto Star, and in 2006 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2005, the Canadian Women’s Foundation established the Michele Landsberg Award in her honour, to recognize outstanding young women (ages 18–30) and their accomplishments in media and activism.  Michele is a supporter of WHEN. Continue reading »

 Posted by on October 10, 2012
Aug 172012

Elizabeth Evans May, O.C., M.P., is a Canadian Member of Parliament, environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and the leader of the Green Party of Canada. On May 2, 2011, she became the first elected Green Party Member of Parliament in Canada. She is also the former executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada.*
As WHEN’s Matron of honour, Elizabeth wrote:

I am proud to add my testimonial to the work of WHEN – Women’s Healthy Environment Network. Prior to my life in partisan politics, as Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada, we frequently worked in coalition with WHEN.  I continue to value the amazing work of WHEN in increasing awareness of the links between women’s health and the environment, and between empowering women and the health of the environment itself.
Over the last nearly two decades, WHEN has provided solid, well-researched information to inform and inspire. I am very pleased to see the latest campaign for the Cancer Prevention Challenge. We see millions donated to finding the cure for Canada, and thousands of us don our pink sneakers to run for the cure.  Meanwhile, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It does not challenge the status quo to seek a cure (and finding one is critical.) Meanwhile, allowing known carcinogens to be used in our food, our cosmetics, and other household products is grossly irresponsible.
Thanks to WHEN for continuing in the forefront.  It is my fervent hope that the philanthropic community will invest in WHEN so that a more balanced perspective on health and the environment can emerge as policy at all levels of government.

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*Reference: Wikipedia

 Posted by on August 17, 2012
Aug 082012

Lynn Marshall, MD, FAAEM, FRSM, MCFP, is Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of Lakehead University. Lynn is also a member and former Chair of the Environmental Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, and Past Chair of the Environmental Health Clinic at
Women’s College Hospital, Toronto.
As WHEN’s Matron of honour, Lynn wrote:

WHEN is an important not-for-profit voice bringing knowledge about known or potentially hazardous substances often encountered in everyday life. The information is especially geared to WOMEN, still the most prevalent caregivers of our families and homes and also prominent members of our Canadian workforces. WHEN uses creative methods, such as (among others) Connect Beauty events, producing and showing relevant films, and appearing at Community Environment Days to spread the Wannabe Toxic Free (WTF) campaign. Congratulations and keep up the good work, WHEN!

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 Posted by on August 8, 2012