Browse WHEN’s list of website links – organizations with like-minded missions doing work focussed on women, environment and health.
- Better Day Care Food Network
A coalition of parents who would like to improve the quality of food in Toronto’s Municipal Daycares which care for about 3000 children.
- Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM)
A non-profit activist/advocacy group that believes that the focus of breast cancer research must move beyond its current emphasis on treatment to also embrace a serious search for the causes of the disease and its prevention.
- Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
A national membership organization working to protect the environment in order to protect human health.
- The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE)
Is an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children’s environmental health in Canada.
- Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)
A non-profit, public interest organization established to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate for environmental law reforms. It is also a free legal advisory clinic for the public.
- Center for Environmental Oncology of UPCI
The first Center for Environmental Oncology in the world! Located at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and founded by Dr. Devra Davis, the Center’s purpose is to promote research on the environmental causes of cancer and educate the public about what we already know.
- Environmental Defence
Champions critical environmental and health issues under three program areas: Greening Cities, Protecting People and Saving Species.
- International Institute of Concern for Public Health (IICPH)
Founded by Dr. Rosalie Bertell, the Institute is dedicated to helping communities assess and improve their environmental health status. The IICPH alerts and informs the public of the health hazards of
pesticides, nuclear industries and other commercial, military, and industrial products.
- Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals
A national five-year research study that is recruiting about 2,000 women from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Ottawa, Kingston, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Sponsored by Health Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
- The National Network of Environmental and Women’s Health
Building knowledge on the social, economic and physical environments that effect women’s health in order to facilitate policy change that will improve the lives of all Canadian women.
- Occupational Health and Safety Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Based in southwestern Ontario, this organization leads excellent research and advocacy regarding the environmental agents present in Ontario workplaces linked to chronic and terminal illnesses.
- Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN)
A great resource listing women’s organizations concerned with health around Ontario.
- Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment
A North American coalition of individual and organizational members committed to building a strong, sustainable and collaborative movement to protect current and future generations from harmful environmental exposures.
- Physicians for Global Survival
Canadian organization of physicians working on the connections between health, war and the environment.
- Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Coalition
A Canada-wide coalition of group working to promote cancer prevention awareness. Formarly the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition.
- Sierra Club of Canada
The SCC mission is to develop a diverse, well-trained grassroots network working to protect the integrity of our global ecosystems; it has active chapters across Canada.
- The Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative (TREC)
Works on renewable energy and energy efficiency/conservation projects and educates Toronto citizens and visitors about renewable energy, energy efficiency/conservation and the community power model.
- Toxic Free Canada.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Toxic Free Canada works to create alliances and initiatives that promote healthy workplaces, healthy homes and communities and a healthy environment. Formally Labour Environmental Alliance Society (LEAS).
- Toxic Trespass
The film’s website featuring information about both the film AND the resource guide.
- Women’s College Hospital, Environmental Health Clinic
A center of excellence in research and treatment of environmental illness, including advocacy for prevention.
- Women’s Health and the Environment
A U.S. based website with plenty of useful research, information and downloadable resources.
- Women & Environments International Magazine (WEI)
Reports on feminist theory and practice through articles, reports, interviews, book reviews, art and poetry by and about women in their built, social and natural environments.