Reports by CHASE Executive Director and Associates

Climate Change & Health

Climate Change Toolkit for Health Professionals (whole toolkit in one document in English and French)2019. 240 pages. Produced, edited and partially authored by Kim Perrotta for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) with co-authors Alice McGushin, Helen Doyle, Bora Plumptre, Ronald Macfarlane, Linda Varangu and Carol Mee.

Modules 1 through 8 and the 7 fact sheets can be downloaded as separate documents from the CAPE Website in English and French. 

Health effects of extreme weather events and wildland fires – a Yukon perspective. 2020. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane for the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Call to Action on Climate Change and Health. 2019.4 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with input from Dr. Courtney Howard and the staff at the CPHA, CMA and CNA. Feb 2019; Updated Dec 2019. Call to Action -English and Call to Action – French.

A Climate of Concern: Climate Change and Health Strategy. Prepared by Carol Mee and other staff for Toronto Public Health. 2015 Report.

Global Climate Change. June 1997. 10 pages. Report on health impacts of climate change prepared for Toronto’s Board of Health by Kim Perrotta. Report.

Active Transportation – Health and Climate

Active Travel, Transportation: Shifting the way we move. 2018. Horizons. Queen’s Family Medicine. Global Health Program. Spring 2018. Prepared by Kim Perrotta. Article

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Prescribing Active Travel for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: A Toolkit for Health Professionals. 2017. 49 pages. Written by Kristie Daniel with Kim Perrotta for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). English and French.

Report, two backgrounders, and 2 patient factsheets on the CAPE website in English and French.

Active city: designing for health. 2014. Prepared by Ronald Macfalane & other Toronto staff for Toronto Public Health.

Healthy Streets Evidence Review. Prepared by Carol Mee for Toronto Public Health. October 2014. Report.

Healthy Canada by Design Website. 2012-2014. Managed and edited by Kim Perrotta for the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative. Website.

HCBD Supplement of Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2014. Coordinated by Kim Perrotta on behalf of the Heathy Canada by Design CLASP Iniative in 2014. Journal.

The Walkable City: Neighbourhood Design and Preferences, Travel Choices and Health. 2012. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Monica Campbell, Shawn Chirrey, Larry Frank and Jim Chapman for Toronto Public Health. Report.

Creating Walkable andTransit Supportive Communities in Halton. 2009. 70 pages. Prepared by Kristie Daniel with Kim Perrotta for Halton Region Health Department (HRHD). Report.

The Health Impacts Associated with Traffic Corridors.  2005. 19 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Ronald Macfarlane for Toronto Public Health. Report. 

Food Systems and Climate

Diets for a cool planet: Healthy, sustainable diets for Toronto. 2017. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane and other staff for Toronto Public Health.

The impact of climate change on the food system in Toronto. Int. J. Environ. Zeuli, K. et al including Ronald Macfarlane.. 2018. Res. Public Health 15(11): 2344.

Nature – Health and Climate

Green city: why nature matters to health – an evidence review. 2015. Ronald Macfarlane and others for Toronto Public Health.

Coal, Oil and Gas – Health and Climate

Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health. 2020. 50 pages. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane with Kim Perrotta for CAPE. Report-English and Report- French. Summary – English and Summary – French. 4 pages.

CAPE Submission re: Just Transition Taskforce, 2018 Prepared by Kim Perrotta.

Health Collaborative Submission re: Federal Regulations for GHGs from Natural Gas Plants, 2018. Prepared by Kim Perrotta.

Health Collaborative Submission re: Regulations for GHGs from Coal Plants, 2018. Prepared by Kim Perrotta.

Out with the Coal – In with the New. 2016. 61 pages. Prepared by Benjamin Israël, Erin Flanagan for the Pembina Institute. Reviewed by Kim Perrotta for CAPE. Report & CAPE Factsheet

Health Collaborative Submission to Federal-Provincial Climate Working Group on Electricity Sector, 2016. Prepared by Kim Perrotta

Global Health Statement on Coal Plants. 2016. Statement prepared by Kim Perrotta at CAPE for 82 Health Organizations from 30 countries re: Coal Plants. Statement

Beyond Coal: Power, Public Health & the Environment. 2002. 60 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).  Report.

Ontario’s Changing Electrical Sector: Implications for Air Quality and Human Health. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Fe de Leon for Toronto Public Health. 1999. 25 pages. Report.

Transportation Sector – Health and Climate

School Buses, Air  Pollution & Children’s Health: Follow-up Report. 2010. 83 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) and the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).  Report.

Factsheet-School Buses – Parents & Teachers – Eng – 2011

Factsheet-School Bus Operators-English

Factsheet-School Bus Operators – French

Factsheet-School Boards-English

Factsheet-School Boards-French

School Buses, Air Pollution & Children’s Health.  2005.  Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA). Report

Fuelling Clean Air: Municipal Fuel Purchasing Policies that Reduce Emissions that Contribute to Poor Air Quality & Climate Change. 2003. 48 pages.Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP). Report.

Air Quality – Health, Assessment and Policies

Avoiding the TRAP: traffic-related air pollution in Toronto and options for reducing exposure. 2017. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane and other staff. Toronto Public Health.

Path to healthier air: Toronto air pollution burden of illness update. 2014. Prepared by Ronald Macfarlane and other staff. Toronto Public Health.

Air Monitoring as a Tool for Assessing and Addressing Local Air Quality. 2010. 65 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for the Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO). Report.  

Halton’s Comprehensive Air Quality Program – Update. 2009.  Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Halton Region Health Department (HRHD).  Report.

Protecting Air Quality and Land Use Compatibility. 2009. 69 pages. Prepared by Peter Steer with Kim Perrottta for Halton Region Health Department. Report.

Air Quality and the Built Environment.  2007.  40 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Halton Region Health Department (HRHD).  Report.

Agenda for Action on Air and Health.  2004. 78 pages. Prepared by  Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report.

Modelling Air Quality – Internal Discussion Report. 2003. 28 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta with Monica Campbell for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report.

Air Pollution Burden of Illness – Summary Report. 2000. 22 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health (TPH). Report. 

Regional Models for Air Quality Improvement. 2000. 20 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Clean Air Partnership (CAP).  Report.

Toxics, Pesticides and Health

Cosmetic Pesticides – Provincial Policies & Municipal By-laws: Lessons Learned & Best Practices. 2016. 56 pages. Prepared by Ian Arnold, BHSc, MPH, JD. Edited by Kim Perrotta for CAPE. Report.

Ten Key Carcinogens in Toronto Workplaces and Environment.  2005. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health. Report.

Pesticides on Private Property-Policy Review. 2002. 19 pages. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Hamilton Health & Community Services.  Report. 

Environmental Health Issues in the Toronto. Prepared by Kim Perrotta for Toronto Public Health. 1999. 31 pages. Report.