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Children's Environmental Health Collaborative
March 24-25, 2021

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Children's Environmental Health Collaborative Conference
March 24-25, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Online via Zoom

The pandemic has brought to light many of the vulnerabilities in our systems in New Brunswick, including that of food security and food sovereignty. This has resulted in a growing interest in gardening and producing food at home and in knowing where our food comes from. But what does food sovereignty look like for New Brunswick? How can we have a positive impact on our food systems to help protect our children and communities?

Join us on March 24th and 25th to explore these questions and take part in a day filled with interesting presentations, workshops, strategies, and networking!

12:45 Networking Session Be paired with another attendee for the chance to do some networking with like-minded individuals and colleagues!
1:00 Welcome and Introductions Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
1:10 Updates from the Children's Environmental Health Collaborative Steering Committee, Barb MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
Team Indicators and Cumulative Impacts, Todd Arsenault
Team Education, Liz Smith, New Brunswick Lung Association
Team Nurses
ECHO Network, Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
1:35 Growing: Youth in Action François LeBlanc and students, École Abbey-Landry
2:00 What is Food Sovereignty? Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson, La ferme terre partagée

Cheyenne Joseph, University of New Brunswick

Moderator: Laura Reinsborough, Food for All NB
2:40 Break  
2:50 In the field: Initiatives in New Brunswick School Gardens Initiative, Leaya Mullin, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Children's programming, Lisa Brown, Father Brown's Greenhouse
Food kits, Paula Wood, Fredericton Family Resource Centre
3:25 Conclusion  
1:00 Welcome Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
1:10 First Nations Food, Nutrition, and Environment Study Dr. Malek Batal, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Health Inequalities
1:40 Homegrown Values: What motivates families to live sustainably Dr. Michel Léger, Université de Moncton
2:00 Break  
2:10 Connections for Action: Food Sovereignty and Children's Environmental Health Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton & Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
2:50 Conclusion Barbara MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
3:00 Break  
3:15 A Strategy for Action: Moving Forward Together The work of the Children's Environmental Health Collaborative is guided by the Strategy for Action and it is time for an update! Join us for the chance to have your say about what you think the priorities for children's environmental health should be.
4:10 Conclusion Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network

Online banner engHear ye, hear ye! This year’s Eco-Confluence will now be held entirely online on Saturday November 14th. Please consult the revised schedule of events below and be sure to register to receive the Zoom link for online participation.
Registration is now closed. Please email nben@nben.ca with any questions.

Schedule of Events:

NBEN Eco-Confluence & Annual General Assembly
12:00 Sign-In and Networking
12:30 Official Welcome and Introductions
12:45 Land Acknowledgement
1:00 Featured Discussion: The Urban-Rural Divide: Does it really exist? Elise Mayrand, UdeM à Shippagan


Krysta Cowling, Non-Profit Project Manager
1:40 Break
1:50 Q & A with the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
2:10 NBEN Awards
2:30 Assembly of All Groups
3:15 Break
3:30 Annual General Assembly (AGA)
4:30 End of Assembly
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The effects of climate change are far reaching, putting more than 1 million species at risk of extinction and having serious negative impact on human health. We are in the middle of a global crisis and action is needed now. Will you help?

The Youth Environmental Network will be hosting In the Red Zone - Youth Action, Climate Crisis, and COVID19 on March 6th, 2021 at 1pm.

Registration is closed! Email nben@nben.ca for the link if you missed it

The Youth Environmental Network is a collaborative under the NBEN which has recently been inspired by the global youth climate movement. Young people in New Brunswick have started mobilizing for action on climate change and we are helping organize and connect youth to amplify their cause.

This year's conference is being held to encourage youth across NB to take action in their communities and re-ignite the passion behind Climate Change issues in light of COVID restrictions. By connecting and educating our audience we hope that the province can gain back the passion needed to fight the climate crisis.

The conference will be held jointly on Zoom and Discord, with Zoom being the main platform on the day of the conference. We encourage registrants and those who are unable to attend the conference to sign up and check out our Discord server:

YEN / REJ Discord

We encourage everyone to use this server to share information and ideas before and after the conference. All are welcome!

Below is a tentative schedule of events. More details will be provided soon!

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We thank you for taking action in the fight against climate change.

Registration is closed! Email nben@nben.ca for the link if you missed it

If you would like to get involved with the Youth Environmental Network please contact Sam at nben@nben.ca for information on current opportunities. All questions can be directed to nben@nben.ca.
October 27-28, 2017

The Ville, 241 Canada Street, Fredericton

Assembly of All Groups:
A little information goes a long way and we can build on one another’s efforts.  Share key information with groups around the province and learn about other groups’ current issues, priorities, tools, and approaches. 

Mobilizing in Election Years: It’s never too early to start thinking about the next election.  New Brunswickers will go to the polls on September 24, 2018.  Tips & tools to help shine light on environmental protection.

Building Relationships: Relationships are always front and centre in our work.  One of our key goals is to build relationships between indigenous environmentalists and non-indigenous environmental groups.  How can we build on existing efforts to advance meaningful connections?

Annual General Meeting: We can accomplish a lot when we work together!  Hear about the latest successes and on-going collaborative initiatives happening under the NBEN umbrella and welcome new groups to the Network.

Draft Agenda

6:00-6:30 pm Registration & Networking
Light Refreshments
Silent Auction Opens
6:30-9:00 pm The Blanket Exercise  A powerful interactive learning experience that teaches Indigenous rights history
8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking
Silent Auction
9:00-9:15 am Welcome & Introductions  
9:15-10:15 am

Annual General Meeting

Welcoming new groups

Steering Committee elections

Policy resolutions

Unveil new logo
10:15-10:45 am Assembly of All Groups I

Climate Change:

Energy East Pipeline, Lynaya Astephen, Red Head-Anthony's Cove Preservation Association

Adapting to climate change in south-eastern NB, Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB

Energy transition, Dorice Pinet, Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement

Transitioning to a low-carbon economy, Sam Arnold, Sustainable Energy Group

Peace & Friendship Alliance, Lynaya Astephen, Red Head-Anthony's Cove Preservation Association

A just transition for workers, New Brunswick Federation of Labour

10:45-11:15 am Networking Break
Silent Auction
11:15 am-12:30 pm Assembly of All Groups II Biodiversity:

Meeting our international protected areas targets, Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Nature NB

Conservation on private land, Richelle Martin, Nature Trust of New Brunswick

Natural area conservation plans, Josh Noseworthy, Nature Conservancy of Canada

Facing the sale of a piece of Rockwood Park in Saint John AGAIN, Joan Pearce, Friends of Rockwood Park

Policy as a tool for preventing vehicle-wildlife collisions, Wanda Baxter, Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter

30 Days of Biodiversity, Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of NB


Measuring forest cover loss, Frank Johnston, Conservation Council of NB

Municipal resolutions against glyphosate, Margo Sheppard, Council of Canadians – Fredericton Chapter

Environmental Health:

Impacts of resource development on health, Bonnie Hamilton Bogart, Voices for Sustainable Environments and Communities

Campus food strategy, Ashlyn Brownell, Fredericton Campus Food Strategy Group
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
Silent Auction
1:30-2:45 pm Assembly of All Groups III Water:

Watershed strategy technical working group, Donald Killorn, Eastern Charlotte Waterways

Fish passage on the Tobique, John Bagnall,  St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc.

Citizen freshwater monitoring programs, Danielle St. Louis, Eastern Charlotte Waterways

Atlantic Data Stream, Simon Mitchell, WWF Canada

Management planning process for the Wolastoq watershed, Patricia Saulis, Maliseet Nation Conservation Council

Education & Engagement:

Wild Child Forest School, Heidi Verhuel, Sierra Club Canada Foundation - Atlantic Canada Chapter

Outdoor train-the-trainer program for teachers, Nadine Ives, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Roland Chiasson, Aster Group, Charlotte Flores, Falls Brook Centre
2:45-3:15 pm Networking Break
Silent Auction
3:15-4:15 pm Mobilizing in Election Years Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of New Brunswick
4:15-4:20 pm Assembly of All Groups IV Water (continued):

Name restoration for the Wolastoq, Amanda LeBlanc, Under One Sky
4:20-4:50 pm Wrestling with Big Challenges Small Group Discussions:

Communication: Keeping it positive to bring people in.  Discussion led by Jon MacNeil, Conservation Council of NB and Dorice Pinet, Imaginons la Péninsule acadienne autrement

Transitioning to a low-carbon economy.  Discussion led by Raissa Marks, NBEN

Corporate capture.  Discussion led by Margo Sheppard, Council of Canadians Fredericton Chapter

Sustainable funding.  Discussion led by Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Nature NB

Climate change & mental health.  Discussion led by Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy
4:50-5:00 pm Wrap up  
5:00 pm Silent Auction Closes  

Scott Kidd, Julie Reimer, Joshua Augustine, Kenneth Francis, Brent Augustine, Phillip Blaney, Chris Fenwick, Marzipan Trahms, Samantha Robichaud, Emma Seamone, Francis Lortie, Christine Lemay, Nancy Juneau, Amanda LeBlanc, Dorice Pinet, Patricia Saulis, Michelle Gray, Serge Robichaud, Jennifer Calhoun, Brenda Kelley, Billie Joe Fowler, Corinne Hersey, Joanie Dubé, Heidi Verhuel, Julie Reimer, Raja Wetuschat, Aaron Fraser, Annika Chiasson, Ariane Juneau-Godin, Wanda Baxter, Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Margo Sheppard, Kristin Elton, Frank Johnston, Raissa Marks, Theresa Johnston,  Charlotte Flores, Bonnie Hamilton Bogart, Zaheera Denath, Anne Reed, Richelle Martin, Simon Mitchell, John Yauss, Amelia Moore, Adam Cheeseman, Nadine Ives, Samuel Arnold, Happyness Kana, Lee Reed, Chuck Rouse, Afton Conneely, Lynaya Astephen, Donald Killorn, Joan Pearce, Danielle St. Louis, Kelli-Nicole Croucher, Roy Ries, Kaleigh Holder, Lois Corbett, Roland Chiasson, Pascale Ouellette, Sabine Dietz, Ashlyn Brownell, Amanda Marlin, Josh Noseworthy, Jon MacNeil, Lindsay Gauvin, John Bagnall
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