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Project SOIL

20 Feb 2014

Project SOIL: Survey for Ontario institutional administrators You are invited to fill out a short survey about your institution's interest in and potential for food production. The survey is... Read more

HealthCare Energy Leaders Ontario

01 Feb 2014

New Energy Efficiency Initiative to Generate Cost Savings for Ontario’s Health Care SectorThe Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care and strategic partner, the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian... Read more

HealthCare Energy Leaders Ontario

HELO Webinar

16 Nov 2013

We would like to invite you to attend a special webinar to introduce a new, completely free energy efficiency initiative that Northern health care facilities can take advantage of.HealthCare Energy... Read more

HELO Webinar

Board Elections

25 Jun 2013

COMING SOON  With the phenomenal growth of the Coalition has also come the need to revise our governance structure and with this in mind we will be holding ... Read more

Organic Waste Management

18 Jun 2013

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is pleased to release its latest Green Best Practice Case Study, Taking a bite out of organic waste, a primer for Canada’s environmental... Read more

Organic Waste Management

Climate Change Resiliency

17 Jun 2013

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, with research and technical support from Health Canada, is pleased to announce the release of the Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit. The... Read more

Climate Change Resiliency

Getting to Green comes to Nova Scotia!

06 Mar 2013

Getting to Green Sustainable Health Care Training Workshop St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, NS March 21, 2013 The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson,... Read more

HELP Webinars

21 Dec 2012

Recordings of the two ENERGY STAR HELP webinars are now available on YouTube: Webinar #1: Introduction to ENERGY STAR HELPOct. 14, 2012 Webinar #2: Going Green in the Kitchen with ENERGY STARDec.... Read more

Ontario Local Food Act

06 Oct 2012

The Province of Ontario released its draft local food act, called Bill 130, Promoting Local Food Act, 2012. Sustain Ontario provided this high level summary: "It focuses almost entirely on Local Food procurement,... Read more

BC carbon tax commitment

24 Aug 2012

The Coalition encourages BC to remain committed to the carbon tax. In response to the BC Government’s request for written submissions on the topic of carbon tax review and revisions,... Read more

ENERGY STAR Contest

13 Jul 2012

As a supporter of green health care, you are invited to participate in a national survey and the chance to win the new iPad or other great prizes! The short... Read more

Support Local Food

11 Jun 2012

Brendan Wylie-Toal, the Coalition's Sustainable Food Systems Manager, contributed an article on local food systems to the Summer 2012 issue of BLOCKtalk, the official publication of the Ontario Independent Meat... Read more

Support Local Food

ENERGY STAR® HELP

15 May 2012

Visit energystar.greenhealthcare.ca to find out about the Coalition's new energy initiative, ENERGY STAR HELP. We're partnering with My Sustainable Canada to help Canadian health care facilities benefit from the energy... Read more

ENERGY STAR®  HELP

Announcing GreenWeb

29 Feb 2012

Canadian Coalition for Green HealthCare Announces the Green Health Care Webinar Series: GreenWeb The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is launching a series of Green Health Care webinars through... Read more

Announcing GreenWeb

Local Food Champion Award

23 Feb 2012

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care member organisations receive Ontario’s Local Food Champion Award  The inclusion of local food in Ontario’s health care facilities is growing (no pun intended) at... Read more

Green Hospitals in Ontario

19 Jan 2012

Green initiatives in hospitals in Ontario: Is there a business case? This is the title of Julius Ueckermann's MBA thesis, submitted to the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in December... Read more

Sustainability Training

12 Oct 2011

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (CCGHC) is proud to announce a partnership with Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies (JJMC), a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., to present... Read more

Sustainability Training

CHES Partnership

30 Sep 2011

We are very excited to announce the formation of the CHES/Coalition National Green Health Care Collaboration. Approved by the CHES Board at last week's annual board meeting, the... Read more

CHES Partnership

Doctors Want Green Energy

20 Aug 2011

Ontario doctors, nurses, and other health professionals support energy conservation combined with wind and solar power – to help us move away from coal. In 2010, Ontario’s coal plants caused... Read more

Doctors Want Green Energy

Philips Supports Digest

24 Jun 2011

We are grateful to Philips Lighting Canada for partnering with us to provide Canada’s green health care champions with access to the Canadian Green Health Care Digest. Thanks to... Read more

Philips Supports Digest

Going Green in the Kitchen

09 Apr 2011

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, in partnership with My Sustainable Canada, was recently tasked with the job of developing Canada’s first Health Care Food Service Resource... Read more

Going Green in the Kitchen

The Coalition Incorporates

02 Apr 2011

As of April 1, 2011, the Coalition is an officially incorporated non-profit organisation. With its voluntary beginning 11 years ago, the Coalition has kept the vision of green health care... Read more

The Coalition Incorporates





About the Coalition

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is Canada’s premier integrated green health care resource network; a national voice and catalyst for environmental change.

We are an alliance of committed Canadian health service organisations, associations and environmentally focused business associates that promotes the adoption of environmentally friendly and sustainable health care service delivery to complement the compassionate delivery of health care. We are a nationally incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

We encourage the adoption of resource conservation, pollution prevention principles and effective environmental management systems to reduce the Canadian health care sys­tem’s ecological impact while protecting human health. We collaborate with health care organisations, facilities, and professionals, governments and non-governmental organisations, the private sector and others to raise awareness of this issue and to increase the capacity of the health care sector to address its environmental issues.

Find out more about the Coalition, our members, our initiatives, and issues related to sustainability and health care by using the navigation menu on the left.


Joint Position Statement


The Joint Position Statement: Toward an Environmentally Responsible Canadian Health Sector can be viewed Here.

 

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The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, as well as the support of our partners.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the
Government of Ontario. La Fondation Trillium de l'Ontario
est un organisme du gouvernement de l'Ontario.