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Webinar: The health equity impacts of a changing climate part 2: Communicating and change-making

This event took place in English. Click here to access the recording (English).

This webinar, presented in partnership with the Ontario Public Health Association, explores opportunities for public health staff to engage in a larger movement for a just and sustainable future. Speakers will also reflect on how to communicate about climate change as a significant health and health equity issue. 


Pemma Muzumdar, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH Dr. Courtney Howard, Past President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Helen Doyle, Environmental Health Workgroup Chair, Ontario Public Health Association

Courtney Howard, past president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, will reflect on her substantial experience communicating about climate change as a significant local and global health issue.

Drawing from "Targeted change making for a healthy recovery" (2020), Howard’s presentation will share evidence for successful change-making in the context of planetary health. She will also identify opportunities for public health actors to listen to and mobilize Indigenous Knowledges, collaborate across sectors and prioritize social equity in their communications and change-making efforts.  

Helen Doyle, chair of OPHA’s Environmental Health Workgroup, will speak to the design and implementation of #MakeItBetter, a health-based climate communications campaign. This campaign is currently in its a second phase and has integrated an explicit focus on the health equity impacts of a changing climate.

Doyle will reflect on lessons learned, the relationships that have been developed as a result of the campaign and opportunities to adapt and develop similar equity-focused climate change campaigns in other jurisdictions. 

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Health equity–focused staff
  • Health risk communication specialists
  • Public health staff at all levels who are interested in influencing health-in-all policies and contributing to a just and sustainable future

Related resources

"Targeted change making for a healthy recovery" (2020)
#MakeItBetter campaign NCCDH resources: climate change and health equity


Click here to access the recording (English)

  • Presenters:
  • Courtney Howard, Helen Doyle, 
  • Pemma Muzumdar
    Pemma Muzumdar

    Pemma Muzumdar, MPH

    Knowledge Translation Specialist (on parental leave)

    Pemma Muzumdar is motivated by a desire to improve well-being and planetary health, particularly those who, through intersecting factors, experience marginalization and exclusion. She is based out of Montreal, Quebec.

    Pemma has worked with the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in various capacities since 2011, developing and sharing knowledge, networks and resources for improved public health action. She completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and draws from significant experience in science communication, public speaking, group facilitation, team learning and organizational development. Prior to joining the NCCs, Pemma contributed to dynamic teams at the Ontario Science Centre, Discovery Channel Canada, the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, TakingITGlobal and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.

    [email protected]

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