1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement

Ripples on surface of waterAre a member of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement (those transfused during that time period)? The Joint Committee of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement would like to meet with people who are class members in this settlement. We would like to discuss what is working well in the settlement and what could be improved now that the settlement is undergoing a review for financial sufficiency. This review takes place every three years under the terms of the agreement.

If you are a member of the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement (those transfused during that time period), please contact Sharon Matthews if you are willing to be part of such a meeting. If you know any members, please pass this message on to them.

The best way to contact Sharon is by email at smatthews@cfmlawyers.ca. She can also be contacted by telephone at 1-800-689-2322.


BCCPD Presents at Annual Emergency Preparedness Conference

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities was invited to speak at the annual Emergency Preparedness Conference held in Vancouver on November 29, 2011. The BCCPD gave a one-hour session on our community emergency preparedness training for people with disabilities. Sixty-six delegates from the emergency management sector attended the session. We received excellent feedback an a lot of interest in our project.

To download the training manual and accompanying resources visit our Library/Emergency Preparedness page www.bccpd.bc.ca/emergprep.htm


Canaries in the Coal Mine: Women and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [WEBINAR]

A free online event presented by the Canadian Women’s Health Network, in collaboration with National Network on Environments and Women’s Health and CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. PST
Where: online
Presented by Geneviève Nadeau, doctoral student at University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies
Moderated by Anne Rochon Ford, Executive Director of the Canadian Women’s Health Network
Presented in English with bilingual question period

An estimated 3 to 5 per cent of Canadians have developed sensitivities to chemicals in our day-to-day environment. Women constitute 60 to 80 per cent of people suffering from these multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). What are the potential gendered components of this contested health issue, and how do they echo broader conversations related to women’s health and environmental health policy in Canada?

Geneviève Nadeau conducted a critical review of MCS-related literature in the social sciences in the context of a scholarship of the CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health. She offers insight on some multifaceted dimensions of MCS related to the health of Canadian women. Nadeau will answer questions in English and French after her talk.

Can’t attend? Email admin@cwhn.ca to request a reminder when we post the webinar recording.

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.