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Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa

Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa

This international and interdisciplinary partnership brings together government and community-based organizations focusing on girls and young women, 40 co-applicants and collaborators from 14 post-secondary institutions in Canada and South Africa and a network of stakeholder partners located in both countries. The partnership seeks to examine and learn from the contexts in which communities of girls

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Linking public health, ecosystems and equity through ecohealth training and capacity building

Linking public health, ecosystems and equity through ecohealth training and capacity building

The project built and demonstrated Canadian leadership at the interface of public health, ecosystems, and equity, by developing an innovative, sustainable, capacity-building program, and established a pan-Canadian partnership including universities across five provinces. Funding of $250,000 over three years for the project came from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to support the work

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Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

Municipal Climate Change Planning Guidance

The project revolved around the emerging world of net zero community policy, planning and implementation in an Ontario municipal context. Specifically, the project aimed to: 1. Assess and compare innovative policies and procedures that are being used by Ontario municipalities to integrate growth planning with climate and energy planning. 2. Assess the factors that support

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Implementing Sex Ed Updates: A view from Ontario's Teachers

Implementing Sex Ed Updates: A view from Ontario's Teachers

The project focuses on what people can learn from the perspective of teachers about the implementation and enactment of a controversial updated health curriculum in Canada's largest province. The interdisciplinary team brings together researchers with backgrounds and expertise in environmental studies, education, public health, women's studies, youth studies, sociology, social work and nursing from across

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Strong Environmental Learning and Action

Strong Environmental Learning and Action

The project will develop teaching and learning resources on climate change, authentic learning with certification resources, curriculum-linked map, student-featured instructional how-to-video as well as teaching and board staff training and network building. Researcher: Lewis Molot Project Theme: EcoCampus

Improving community health and well-being outcomes

Improving community health and well-being outcomes

The project ‘Improving Community Health and Well-being Outcomes through Conservation’ aimed to gain an understanding of the state of organizations working in the field of ecohealth and to identify TRCA’s unique role in this field. The project investigated evidence-based connections between TRCA’s core work in Integrated Watershed Management -- including the theme areas of Watershed

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A new era of environmental governance in Canada: From Promise to Implementation

A new era of environmental governance in Canada: From Promise to Implementation

The research explored substantive and political rationales for environmental assessment and public participation mechanisms in decision-making. The resulting report, which is part of Metcalf's Green Prosperity Paper Series, presented recommendations for reform with respect to the federal environmental assessment process, and broader issues related to governance for sustainability including public participation in decision-making, access to

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Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environmental Education

Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environmental Education

The Ontario EcoSchools program engages elementary and secondary students and schools in more than 50 English and French language boards in learning and action that supports curriculum-linked learning about the environment. The annual grant aims to build capacity for curriculum-linked environmental education and action in Ontario schools and to support activities such as EcoSchools certification

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Demonstrating Canadian Clean Technologies and Training Future Champions

Demonstrating Canadian Clean Technologies and Training Future Champions

The project implemented a complete and practical training and research platform for clean energy technologies where project partners adapted and demonstrated a clean Canadian technology in Algeria. The technology was related to the optimization of solar charging stations backed up with energy storage for elective vehicle transportation, efficient lighting and electric bikes. The project developed

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Gambling Pilot Project

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Gambling Pilot Project

The overall goal of this pilot project was to understand more about First Nations youth and how gambling affected their lives, in order to design community interventions that are respectful, relevant and healthy. Using arts-based activities, First Nations youth were engaged in talking and sharing circles to communicate the effect of gambling on their lives

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