tippingthebalance
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Children's Environmental Health Collaborative
Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club, 150 Youghall Dr, Bathurst

Places stay with us. 
The places where we live and play as children stay with us and not just through memories; they mould our characters and have a profound impact, be it positive or negative, on our mental and physical health throughout our lives. New Brunswick has a unique landscape dotted with forests, marshes and rivers, but also heavily industrialised areas. Children grow up in all these places. Where did you grow up? How has it affected you? 

Join us on November 27 and 28 to explore one New Brunswick's more industrialised regions: the Chaleur region. Explore the landscape by taking part in a guided tour of the Belledune Thermal Station and Chaleur Sawmills. Hear from experts on public health, industry and contaminants and explore ways in which we can address cumulative impacts and promote positive impacts on children’s health. Let’s tip the balance towards what matters most – our children’s health. 

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AGENDA - NOVEMBER 27
12:00 Travel from Bathurst Mall to Belledune Thermal Station
Context presentation 
12:30 Belledune Thermal Station Tour
Light lunch and presentation
Plant tour and site tour
3:00 Travel from Belledune Thermal Station to Chaleur Sawmills 
Snack break
3:15 Chaleur Sawmills
Presentation
Tour of site
4:15 Travel from Chaleur Sawmills to Bathurst Mall
Debrief on bus
5:30 Gathering and further debrief at Cast and Crew Gastropub (optional)


DRAFT AGENDA - NOVEMBER 28
8:30 Registration  
9:00 Welcome
Introductions
Raissa Marks and Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
9:20 Update from the Children's Environmental Health Collaborative and Environment, Community, Health Observatory Network Network CEH Strategic Committe
Team Policy, Bonnie Hamilton Bogart, Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities
Team Education
Team Nurses
ECHO, Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
9:50 An introduction to cumulative impacts

Dr. Chris Buse, University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Anne Fauré, Université de Moncton

10:35 Break  
10:55 Cumulative impacts: Belledune Case Study Dr. Anne Fauré, Université de Moncton
11:25 Workshop: Defining cumulative impacts Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
12:10 Lunch  
1:10 First Nations Youth Environment and Health  Dr. Mélanie Lemire, Laval University
1:50 Breakout discussions  
2:20 Break  
2:40
Panel: Positive perspectives on children's health
Stéphanie Richard, Chaleur Resource Centre for parents
Michelina Mancuso, New Brunswick Health Council
Laure Bourdon, Université de Moncton

Moderator: Serge LaRochelle, Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne
3:25 Team group discussions  What have we learned today? How do we move forward?
3:55 Wrap and moving forward Raissa Marks and Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network

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