October 9, 2008

The 2008 children's Charter Report (linked below) officially launched today at a media launch held at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.     

Highlights of the launch include: Beth Anne Currie from the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment (CPCHE) talked about children and the environment and what makes their exposure different Joe Virdiramo, the Children 's Charter City Councillor advocate made a wonderful presentation to the 10 year old artist of our front cover Thomas Klaric. 

The report and  charter banner display will be taken to the Ontario Public Health Association conference in Niagara and the Seneca Greening Child Care Conference at the end of  October by Lyne Soramaki, a CPCHE local champion, and given some provinical exposure.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is also running a community challenge. Download the Take the Home Environment Challenge form or take the challenge on-line. The community challenge runs until the end of 2009 and includes monthly prizes.  

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For more information, please contact: 

Laura Prodanyk, Co- chair, Thunder Bay Children's Charter Coalition, laura.prodanyk@tbdhu.com

Lyne Soramaki, Local CPCHE Champion, lyne.soramaki@tbdhu.com