Webinar - HIA Practitioners take the microphone
The NCCHPP's Louise St-Pierre was joined by Toronto Public Health's Ronald Macfarlane to present a webinar for discussion and exchange on the practice of HIA. This webinar took place on March 5, 2015.
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In March 2015, the Centre presented the first webinar of the series Practitioners take the microphone. During this series, practitioners are invited to share their experience in terms of health impact assessment (HIA) with public health actors who are interested in this practice. This series is designed to allow time for discussion among participants and each webinar will address a specific HIA issue.

The webinar gave the microphone to an HIA practitioner who talked about stakeholder consultations during the HIA process and the integration of the knowledge gained from these consultations into the assessment. Ronald Macfarlane, manager at Toronto Public Health and a longstanding promoter of HIA with international involvement, shared the HIA experiences gained in his organization. He presented an approach that has been developed to learn about the concerns and the perspectives of groups of people who may be affected by a project. He discussed the challenges and benefits of this approach with participants.

HIA Practitioners take the microphone: Stakeholder participation in HIA
by Ronald Macfarlane
40 slides
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Related Readings:

For more information about Toronto Public Health's stakeholder consultation approach, have a look at the following document: Key Stakeholder Consultation Summary of the proposed Billy Bishop Airport Extension Health Impact Assessment.

The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify a preferred approach to managing biosolids from the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP).

You can also consult the following HIA: Mixed Waste Processing Study Health Impact Assessment.


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