ASEQ-EHAQ

L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Events

📆April 25, 2024

Accessible justice and human rights for people with multiple chemical sensitivities in Saskatchewan.

This initiative is dedicated to fostering accessible justice and upholding the human rights for those affected by MCS. Our collaboration aims to enlighten legal professionals, policymakers, and advocates about the challenges faced by individuals with MCS and the avenues through which we can all contribute to breaking down barriers.

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-6prDstG9V39ZWWBQRp8GDP55XpXrmP


📆March 25, 2024

ASEQ-EHAQ: 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024

The Environmental Health Association of Québec will hold its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom, on March 25, 2024. Additionally, the Environmental Health Association of Canada will hold its 2nd AGM at the same time.

Details

The online event will be held as follows

Round Table Discussion: ‘Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – The Strategic Path Forward’ from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

AGM from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

The Round Table will be held with leaders in the fields of law, environment, disability, law, health, and more. Details are to be announced soon.

Simultaneous translation available

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-mrqDoiEtFg7xNPIaoC_s0T6X0xK-qN   

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email: office@aseq-ehaq.ca Telephone: 514 332 4320


📆March 19, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Join us on March 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM (EST) for a webinar titled “Improving Indoor Air Quality: A Conference on Healthy Living and Mold Prevention”. This event is organized by the Environmental Health Association of Quebec in collaboration with the Environmental Health Association of Canada, La Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec (COPHAN), and funded by the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ).

Simultaneous translation available

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfuqhpzgtE9N6wyrMSMNxFFmPk99Knl4J


📆February 29, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM

Accessible justice and human rights for people with multiple chemical sensitivities in Québec

Training eligibility has been confirmed by the Québec Bar (Barreau du Québec) for the purposes of mandatory continuing education, for a duration of 2 ½ hours.

Simultaneous translation and LSQ interpretation are available

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdeivpzotE9YaZS3FsWZFXPP6MjIHz_ut


📆 February 27, 2024, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM EST

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7752383569?omn=87206525424

Video Presentations on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Prepare your snacks and thinking caps for our double feature presentation, of “What is MCS?” and the “Hidden Face of Perfume”. They’ll share with you the truths and challenges affecting over 1 million Canadians, and countless others worldwide. Connect with us as we raise awareness and build momentum for a movement that will change our lives and the environment for the better.


📆January 30, 2024 (11:30 am – 1:30 pm PST 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST)

Legal workshops on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) titled ‘Accessible justice and human rights for persons with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity’ will be presented across Canada and will deliver a presentation on specific human rights related issues as they relate to people with the disability of MCS. This event reflects the ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, and more inclusive society and offers the possibility to discuss legal aspects related to access to justice, and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. The presentation will cover both the medical and legal aspects of MCS, including lived experience of the condition and human rights specific to each province across Canada.

This event stems from the Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Partnership Programs, Disability Component. One of the primary objectives of the ECRoB project is to build capacity and inclusion by educating people who experience the disability of MCS on their rights and to increase their access to legal support and other information to effectively manage their disabilities.

Workshop Details

Speakers

Link to register :
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcu-uqD8qH9PLLtYD-vBW7_vPbiqp9mmv


📆January 22, 24, and 26, 2024

Medical Aspects of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS):

A disability with growing prevalence

The increasing prevalence of many chronic diseases, their exacerbations and comorbidity are adding to the burden on health care. The World Health Organization has now declared air pollution as a top five risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative disorders, along with tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol. However, education in environmental health is lacking in under- and postgraduate training, and professional development. This presentation will review the significance of taking an environmental exposure history, the health impacts of pollution, and recently published evidence for the pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for chemical sensitization in susceptible individuals. This includes those with autistic spectrum disorder, asthma, and migraines, as well as an emergent and increasingly prevalent condition, commonly known as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).

Hosted by the Environmental Health Association of Canada and the Environmental Health Association of Québec, this event provides introductory, evidence-based education for medical professionals informed by a patient-centered and patient-led care approach to encourage medical best practices for MCS and other environmentally linked conditions.

Click here to view the Bio of the speakers

Who is this event for?

Given the increasing prevalence of MCS and the barriers people with MCS experience accessing healthcare, this event is for all medical and allied health professionals to assist in removing barriers, providing appropriate support, and improving care.

 Dates:

Jan 22, 2024: 12 – 1:15 pm AST (11 am – 12:15 pm EST). Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZckcO6tqDkiGdU-D1yms…

Jan 24, 2024: 6 – 7:15 pm AST (5 – 6:15 pm EST). Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZ0tdemspjsoG9WCO5OPje2PRgGM…

Jan 26, 2024: 12 – 1:15 pm AST (11 am – 12:15 pm EST). Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIoceurqjwvHNFcK…
Simultaneous translation available (English to French; French to English).


📆December 15, 2023 (19:00)

Holiday Celebration

The holiday season is upon us and we are delighted to invite you to our Virtual Holiday Celebration! Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening full of joy, community spirit, and festive fun, all from the comfort of your home.

Date and Time:
Friday, December 15 | 19:00

Prizes and Surprises:
We have 6 prizes to win! Participate in our activities for a chance to win a prize.

Link to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqvrD0rH9YAcgWXJoK-Fxo8fG_8GPAB?fbclid=IwAR16G7uihr0u6G688kS5WoDjuAfQyYR6X2lH2sQHR8YfNNAAHyWTLlLGmr8


📆October 31st 2023 (6:30-8pm NT / 5-6:30pm EST):

Newfoundland and Labrador: Take back your power:

Province-specific workshops for people experiencing MCS, their families, friends, and allies.

In October, the Environmental Health Association of Canada, the Environmental Health Association of Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops for people experiencing MCS. This workshop is meant to inform on the medical condition and the rights of people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. We invite all to join to learn more about the medical condition and accommodation requirements for this disability.


📆October 30th 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

Prince Edward Island: Take back your power:

Province-specific workshops for people experiencing MCS, their families, friends, and allies.

In October, the Environmental Health Association of Canada, the Environmental Health Association of Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops for people experiencing MCS. This workshop is meant to inform on the medical condition and the rights of people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. We invite all to join to learn more about the medical condition and accommodation requirements for this disability.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-ihqz0oHt1rqMXBWbPLK5VYvA2his3L


📆October 27th 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

Nova Scotia: Take back your power:

Province-specific workshops for people experiencing MCS, their families, friends, and allies.

In October, the Environmental Health Association of Canada, the Environmental Health Association of Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops for people experiencing MCS. This workshop is meant to inform on the medical condition and the rights of people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. We invite all to join to learn more about the medical condition and accommodation requirements for this disability.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElduGurT4uG9zmMipYKkw0BU6sAaxlfBPe


📆October 25th, 2023 (6:30-8pm NT / 5-6:30pm EST):

Newfoundland and Labrador: Legal aspects of MCS: It’s time to catch up to the science:

Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada

In October, the Environmental Health Associations of Canada and Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops on the legal aspects of the disability of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities across Atlantic Canada.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYude-rrz4sH9QTU69uY_QuRN7HGXk9qiww

To view all events organized in the Maritimes, please visit this link:
Agenda: Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador


📆October 23rd, 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

New Brunswick: Take back your power:

Province-specific workshops for people experiencing MCS, their families, friends, and allies.

In October, the Environmental Health Association of Canada, the Environmental Health Association of Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops for people experiencing MCS. This workshop is meant to inform on the medical condition and the rights of people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. We invite all to join to learn more about the medical condition and accommodation requirements for this disability.

Lien pour s’inscrire:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvdeGhqDkiE9C3-S0_BNy0A4HwSc9qRjzW


📆October 19th, 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

Atlantic Canada: From Environmental Exposures to Disability: It’s time to catch up to the science

A workshop for civil society to learn about MCS

On October 19th, 2023, the Environmental Health Association of Canada, the Environmental Health Association of Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be having an event entitled “From Environmental Exposures to Disability: it’s time to catch up to the science.” This is a workshop for civil society to learn about the disability and medical condition of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and ways to accommodate persons for equity, inclusion and accessibility.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucumtrjIvEtwiX72x75kWkDPGkwlLojVV

To view all events organized in the Maritimes, please visit this link:
Agenda: Workshop for Civil Society in Atlantic Canada


📆October 18th, 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

Prince Edward Island: Legal aspects of MCS: It’s time to catch up to the science:

Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada

In October, the Environmental Health Associations of Canada and Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops on the legal aspects of the disability of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities across Atlantic Canada.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcu2grzwiGd3gGi9jXOdAjMuZ9HacCeKt

To view all events organized in the Maritimes, please visit this link:
Agenda: Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada – Prince Edward Island


📆October 11th, 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

New Brunswick:
 Legal aspects of MCS: It’s time to catch up to the science:

Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada

In October, the Environmental Health Associations of Canada and Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops on the legal aspects of the disability of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities across Atlantic Canada.

Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcu2opj4tHtMiTLGgPcSsD5RgCHqWKRLy

To view all events organized in the Maritimes, please visit this link:
Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada – New Brunswick


📆October 10th, 2023 (6:30-8pm ADT / 5:30-7pm EST):

Nova Scotia: Legal aspects of MCS: It’s time to catch up to the science:

Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada

In October, the Environmental Health Associations of Canada and Québec, ARCH Disability Law Centre, NB Lung, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities will be hosting workshops on the legal aspects of the disability of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities across Atlantic Canada.

Link to register: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvd-ispjgvG9xsLVCxVVAj-OLo6q8fb8rQ

To view all events organized in the Maritimes, please visit this link:

Province-specific legal workshops in Atlantic Canada – Nova Scotia


September 27, 2023 at 6:45 pm

Invitation to an educational event for medical students

Open to the general public

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: It’s Time To Catch Up To The Science

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 6:45 PM

Link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtc-mhpzkqHdSy5KSOsAi299SeqlnOneFe#/registration

As part of the Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) project funded in part by the Government of Canada, (disability), be an active participant in the MCS conversations, benefiting from knowledgeable perspectives and ground-breaking discussions.

We are pleased to extend this invitation to you for a unique joint event organized by the Planetary Health Committee of IFMSA-Qc, McGill’s Sustainability Committee, the Environmental Health Association of Quebec (ASEQ-EHAQ), and the Environmental Health Association of Canada (EHAC-ASEC).

For more information contact ASEQ-EHAQ

Telephone: 514 332 4320

Email: office@aseq-ehaq.ca

May 31, 2023 at 5:30 pm

May 31, 2023 at 5:30 pm

5:30 – 7:15 pm (EST)

 

Accessible justice for persons with environmental sensitivities

 

Registration:

https://lawsociety.forms-db.com/view.php?id=340705

We are excited to invite you to the National Accessibility Week program, co-hosted by ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Ontario. This year’s event will focus on accessible justice for persons with environmental sensitivities, and we are thrilled to announce that the Environmental Health Associations of Canada and Québec will be actively contributing to this important event.

 

Event Details:

 

Accessible justice for persons with environmental sensitivities

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Time: 5:30 – 7:15 pm EST

Location: Online

For more information, check out this link: https://lso.ca/news-events/events/events-2023/national-accessability-week-program?lang=en-ca

May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm

May 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm

7:00 – 9:15 pm (EST)

 

Movie Night

 

Registration : https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZMud-mqqDsiHt1ZDVtBuUhNyB…

 

We are excited to announce movie night! We will opt for educational movies related to health and the environment – but will throw in a comedy or two for a good laugh!

Kick-starting this Friday, May 19 at 7 PM, we bring to you the critically acclaimed documentary – ‘The Human Experiment’ (2013). An eye-opening journey into everyday chemicals hiding in our household products.

Here’s what our first ‘Movie Night’ has in store for you:

7:00 PM: The Zoom room opens. Grab your seat and get comfortable!

7:05 PM: We start with introductions and some thoughts to ponder.

7:15 PM – 8:00 PM: Time to dive into the first half of ‘The Human Experiment’.

8:00 PM – 8:10 PM: A quick break to refresh.

8:10 PM – 8:55 PM: We’re back with the rest of the movie.

9:00 PM – 9:15 PM: A group discussion and Q&A session to unpack the documentary’s insights.

9:15 PM: End of our inaugural Movie Night.

We welcome your input and invite you to engage in the chat during the film. We will be concluding with a discussion and Q&A session. This will be an opportunity to engage with you and deepen our understanding of the issues at hand.

May 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Webinar – The Prevalence of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in Canada: An update report on the current state of Research

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-qrpz8qG9f4_uMUSQApfvuyYrfEGjeD

Please share this event with your networks.

We are pleased to present an online webinar on May 12, 2023. Simultaneous translation (English – French and French – English) will be provided during the event.

May 12 is Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Awareness and Education Day, and we hope that you will join us on this very special day, to listen to a webinar on the prevalence of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in Canada.

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is an acquired condition in which individuals experience a range of debilitating recurrent symptoms attributed to exposure to commonly tolerated low levels of chemicals. MCS in Canada has been largely understudied in the scientific literature.

An analysis of data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) over the last two decades (2000-2020) has been carried out to determine the prevalence rate of MCS among Canadians.

The analysis examined Canadians across various provinces of residence, gender, age, and those with comorbidities with physical chronic conditions were examined.

The data from this report supports the increasing prevalence of MCS in Canada.

This workshop will provide an overview of the prevalence of MCS in Canada and aims to inform public health authorities, health professionals, legal practitioners, and researchers.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

May 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm

disABILITY: A workshop on how to accommodate people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)

Please register for the date of your choice at the following link: https://forms.gle/8aghrEaTsqvLxQnH9

Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) Project

The Environmental Health Association of Quebec invites you to attend a workshop on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). The diagnosed cases of this disability have been increasing in prevalence to over 1.1 million in Canada (CCHS, Statistics Canada, 2000-2020).

These workshops are designed especially for the disability communities to bridge the knowledge gap on MCS and through information on appropriate measures for accommodation.

The same workshop will be held during the month of May. There will be no charge to attend. The workshop is offered in French & English. ASL interpretation is available.

This workshop in English is offered on the following days:

1. Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

2. Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

3. Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Please register for the date of your choice at the following link: https://forms.gle/8aghrEaTsqvLxQnH9

About Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS):

MCS is triggered by sensitization to chemicals and is recognized as a medical disability by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (2007). In Canada, over 1.1 people are diagnosed with MCS, 72% are women, and close to 50% are over the age of 55. (CCHS, Statistics Canada, 2020)

MCS is also experienced by other disabilities and the effects and burden can be magnified depending on the disability. People with this disability experience a higher percentage of chronic conditions compared to the general population, increasing the burden and disability experienced.

For more information: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Infosheet.pdf.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

April 3, 2023 at 9:00 am

Monday, April 3,
7:00 – 8:30 pm (EST)

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3Jqyj0k

You are invited to explore the impacts & care management options within Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) on April 3, at 7pm. This virtual workshop is presented by the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) and the Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ).

With a focus on Empowering our Community Members & Removing Barriers, this workshop will provide evidence-based information on management options and ways to better support those affected by MCS.

This event is open for everyone upon registration and there is no fee for attendance. The workshop is designed for medical students and will cover the biological, medical, and legal aspects of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Agenda for April 3, 7:00 – 8:30pm:

Introduction of ASEQ-EHAQ, Empowering Community & Removal of Barriers (ECRoB)

Rohini Peris: President, Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ)

Medical & Biological Aspects of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

John Molot: MD

  • Including: what is MCS, medical management options, clinical picture, how to take an environmental history, reducing stigma for patients

The Legal Aspect

Amélie Lauzon: LL.L, M.A

  • Including: legal management options, application for disability accommodations, what is required by MD, role of MD in prevention, alternatives to court

Lived experiences shared

Anonymous

Questions & Answers

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3Jqyj0k

March 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm

ASEQ-EHAQ: 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023

The Environmental Health Association of Québec will hold its 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) via zoom, on March 25, 2023.

Details

The online event will be held from 1:30 to 3:45 pm

  • AGM: 1:30 to 2:30 pm
  • Presentation: 2:45 to 3:45 pm

Bilingual presentation:

Selected legal topics and challenges related to MCS disability, Amélie Lauzon, B.Soc. Sc, LL.L. M.A.

This presentation will cover a handful of legal issues related to the disability of MCS, such as the duty to accommodate and the appropriate jurisdiction for each case. It will also cover the various steps to take when a fragrance-free establishment fails to comply and/or enforce its policy. The goal is to provide participants with a better understanding of MCS-related rights and how to assert them.

Please note:

The AGM is open to everyone, however, only members can vote at the AGM.

There will be simultaneous translations throughout the meeting in English & French.

To register in advance for this meeting, please click here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOqrrjIvGd1mSPVEv3gZK5e0DI6mrq_o

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email: office@aseq-ehaq.ca Telephone: 514 332 4320

March 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, March 23, 2023

1:00 – 4:00 pm (EST):

Improving Indoor Air Quality: With Innovative Solutions and Low-emission Construction Materials.

We have collaborated with the Société d’habitation du Québec and Québec BVI (bâtiment vert et intelligent) to host this event with the mission of educating industries, academia, and policymakers on the importance of product and construction transparency, and building for people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).

This webinar will be in conversation with experts:

  • André Bourassa, president of l’Ordre des architects du Québec and founder of the architectural group, Bourassa Gaudreau et Associés.
  • John Molot, MD., a focus on indoor air quality and chronic health conditions.
  • Raefer Wallis, founder, and CEO of GIGA, an international organization for building standards.
  • Michel Gaudet, VP and Executive Director of ASEQ-EHAQ
  • Rose, architect and founder of Rose Architecture
  • Marc Lapointe, Director at Québec BVI

Join us on March 23rd to learn how to make this shift to lower-emitting products and encourage industries, policymakers, and building companies to follow suit.

Use the following link to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-ameliorer-la-qualite-de-lair-interieur-improving-indoor-air-quality-531054868407

For more information: https://aseq-ehaq.ca/en/webinar-improving-indoor-air-quality/

March 20, 2023 at 2:45 pm

1:30-2:30 pm (French) & 2:45-3:45 pm EST (English)

Project: Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB)

In an effort to better advocate for the disability of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), we want to receive your feedback on accessibility and accommodation.

We are hosting a meeting on Monday, March 20th, 2023, from 1:30-2:30 pm EST, in French, and from 2:45-3:45 pm EST, in English.

We invite you from coast to coast, to join the conversation and help us build upon our tools for accommodating people with MCS.

You can register for this meeting at the link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdO6urzwpGNZhSlpibFUeR3qGg11jGdtV

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

March 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm

ASEQ-EHAQ to present at Journées Annuelles de Santé Publique:

Lived experiences of those living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is glad to be presenting at Hotel Bonaventure (Montreal) on March 13 to 16 for the event Journée annuelles de santé publique (Annual day of Public Health) hosted by INSPQ. The project is on the lived experience of those living with MCS during the COVID-19 pandemic. ASEQ-EHAQ’s researcher will

communicate our findings in person and a Q&A session will follow the presentation of the poster on Monday, March 13. This event is hybrid, you can register for either in person or online participation on:

https://www.inspq.qc.ca/jasp/tarifs-d-inscription-aux-jasp-mars-2023

View the poster on the website of ASEQ-EHAQ

January 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 1 to 4 pm EST

French only: Webinar: Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) Project on MCS

As part of a national project on education and awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), the Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is hosting two webinars on MCS during the month of January. These webinars will cover the biological, social, and legal aspects of this disability.

You are welcome to invite anyone else to attend this webinar (e.g., representatives from other groups, family, or friends). Please let us know in advance if LSQ interpretation is required.

You can attend both, or just one webinar. The content is the same for both webinars

Pre-Registration is required to attend the webinar.

Time: Jan 24, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Join Zoom Meeting (Pre-registration required)

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January 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm

January 19, 2023, 6:00 PM

Canada Revenue Agency Information Session on Tax Filing for Persons with Disabilities (In French only)

January 19, 2023, Thursday at 6:00 pm

Advance registration is required:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcuuhrjssHNzZD74qvwJnH5IydgBsumH1

Get ready to do your taxes! ASEQ-EHAQ is hosting a virtual information session with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the MCS community. As responsible citizens, it is imperative that we pay taxes. Your tax contributions are fundamental to funding a range of initiatives including Canada’s public health and education systems, as well as road and bridge construction.

The event will include topics on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC), Canadian Caregiver Credit (CCS), Home Accessibility Expenses, Disability Supports Deduction, Child Disability Benefit (CDB), Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Medical Expenses, Online Tools and Service, Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program and Be Smart About Scams

To make the most of this time of sharing, we would welcome your questions in advance at bureau@aseq-ehaq.ca

January 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

January 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Information session by the Canadian Revenue Agency on filing income tax for persons with disabilities

Jan 18 2023, Wednesday at 6:00 pm

Registration in advance is required:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEud-6trDkjG9FhUd3RaaGCXKt3W1Dp1Bj5

Get ready to do your taxes! ASEQ-EHAQ is holding a virtual information session along with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the MCS community. As responsible citizens, it is imperative that we pay taxes. Your tax contributions are fundamental to funding a range of initiatives, including Canada’s public health and education systems, as well as the construction of roads and bridges.

The event will include topics on Disability Tax Credit (DTC), Canadian caregiver credit (CCC), Home accessibility expenses, Disability supports deduction, Child disability benefit (CDB), Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Medical Expenses, Tools and Online Service, Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program and Be Scam Smart.

To make the most of this time together, we’d welcome your questions ahead of time at office@aseq-ehaq.ca

January 17, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 1 to 4 pm EST

English only: Webinar: Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) Project on MCS

As part of a national project on education and awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), the Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is hosting a webinar in English only, on MCS, on January 17, 2023. This webinar will cover the biological, social, and legal aspects of this disability.

You are welcome to invite anyone else to attend this webinar (e.g., representatives from other groups, family, or friends). Please let us know in advance if ASL interpretation is required.

A training webinar was held on December 16, 2022. The content is the same for both webinars

Pre-Registration is required to attend the webinar.

Training Webinar on MCS for ECRoB Partners and ASEQ-EHAQ Team_2nd training

Time: Jan 17, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

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Meeting ID: 827 6462 9322

Passcode: 560767

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January 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Thursday, January 12, from 1 to 4 pm EST

French only: Webinar: Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) Project on MCS

As part of a national project on education and awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), the Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is hosting two webinars on MCS during the month of January. These webinars will cover the biological, social, and legal aspects of this disability.

You are welcome to invite anyone else to attend this webinar (e.g., representatives from other groups, family, or friends). Please let us know in advance if LSQ interpretation is required.

You can attend both, or just one webinar. The content is the same for both webinars.

Pre-Registration is required to attend the webinar.

Webinar: Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers (ECRoB) Project on MCS (1st webinar)

Time: Jan 12, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Zoom Meeting Link (Pre-registration required)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83277388788?pwd=dDFMSEdvZkdDS3F4dWNoVXcvNHV5Zz09

Meeting ID: 832 7738 8788

Passcode: 925631

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kqjtEkN9s

January 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Your Hour of Selfcare Practice

January 9, 2023, Monday, at 7 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqcequrDsuE9V_FDHa6-DY6KISlKxkCVYT

Yoga teacher: Bhaskar Goswami, senior yoga and meditation teacher.

Gentle chair-based movements, calming breathwork, guided meditation, and group discussion.

The intention of this practice is to cultivate an easeful body and a calm mind. This is to support and complement the healing and recovery process. The practice is suitable for all levels, and no previous experience is required. It is recommended not to eat a heavy meal before the class and to have your video camera.

The live virtual Zoom classes will be for 1 hour. The class will be offered mainly in English. The participants are invited to communicate in English or French.

The class will begin on time. Kindly be present at least 5 minutes before to ensure comfort before the class begins.

December 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Online Party for the Holidays

December 16, Friday, at 7:00 pm

Registration in advance is required:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrduyhqzgiHtzz5X88jTuq7V2045oEXp_l

The ASEQ-EHAQ online party for the holidays is here and you are invited to join us in this celebration. On this occasion, we are leaving the floor to our guests to share any talent, music, poetry, etc., and in addition, if everyone could share one good thing that happened on a personal level this year. Let us all be empowered by positive messages, and carry this feeling forward, as we get ready to step into the new year.

Wear your favorite holiday sweater and bring a snack!

The event will be bilingual, participants are welcome to communicate both in French or English.

December 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

Workshop on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

As part of a national project on education and awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), the Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Québec (ASEQ-EHAQ) is hosting a workshop on MCS. This workshop will cover the biological, social and legal aspects of this disability.

In Canada, over one million people have a diagnosis of MCS, with 72% being women and close to 50% over the age of 55 (Statistics Canada, 2020). Similar data also shows that the prevalence is increasing.

Despite the continued denial by some people, we can now clearly see the devastating effects of climate change caused by pollution. Medical science is telling us that pollution can also contribute to the development of multiple chronic diseases, one of which is becoming sensitized to common chemicals. This condition is increasing in prevalence, yet society’s lack of understanding and acceptance has resulted in many people suffering discrimination, stigma, and isolation. Listen to the webinar on MCS and help make our planet a better and safer place for future generations!

Speakers, see AGENDA

John Molot, MD

Eleanor Stein, MD

Domenica Tambasco, MD

When: December 16, 2022, from 9 am to noon EST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvc-2uqzMvHdOTFl3tYyIB88ZOyGuHN9VA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

November 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Your Hour of Selfcare Practice

November 8, Tuesday, at 7 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-GpqD4rHtKScxeROfi3LQIK7AaT9vik

Yoga teacher: Bhaskar Goswami, senior yoga and meditation teacher.

Gentle chair-based movements, calming breathwork, guided meditation, and group discussion.

The intention of this practice is to cultivate an easeful body and a calm mind. This is to support and complement the healing and recovery process. The practice is suitable for all levels and no previous experience is required. It is recommended to not eat a heavy meal before the class and to have your video camera.

The live virtual Zoom classes will be for 1 hour. The class will be offered mainly in English. The participants are invited to communicate in English or French.

The class will begin on time. Kindly be present at least 5 minutes before to ensure comfort before the class begins.

November 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Natural & Integrative Approaches to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Speaker: Dr Tracy Freeman

November 1, Tuesday at 7 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwofuyvrTMrHdN1xC_LjRyKjQK5HlMzJdR4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You are invited to listen to a presentation by Dr. Tracy Freeman on the natural and integrative approaches to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

October 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Addressing Mould, Radon and how to improve Air Quality through Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) removal in an MCS dwelling

Speaker: Jon Eakes

October 17, Monday at 7 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoceuurDIjGNPPMVm9UYF0uv-PlBH-pRWj

Mould: Removal and Prevention

Radon: What is it, Detection, and Control

Cleaning the air of VOCs: Filters and VOC neutralizers

Mould spores, dead or alive, are bad for everyone but seriously exacerbate symptoms for people experiencing MCS. What causes mould is often relatively simple and can just as often be easily stopped. Mould left unattended can creep into inaccessible places leading to both house structural and health problems that are not easy to solve. Understanding mould is the key to not living with mould. Just as understanding Radon is the key to easy solutions to identifying and blocking this colourless, odorous, radioactive, cancer-causing gas that seeps into many of our homes from the soil below.

Also learn about how filters and air cleansing machines do different things to help you achieve good air quality and clean out bothersome VOCs you have not succeeded in removing or blocking.

September 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Matériaux dans une habitation conviviale SCM

12 septembre, lundi, à 19h00

Lien Zoom, veuillez-vous inscrire à l’avance :
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuuhpjgpHdPfHcU9mampwuA_K34w_YA_

Conférencier : Jon Eakes

Nous construisons des maisons pour nous protéger des éléments et nous donner un refuge sécuritaire.  On dit que ” vous êtes ce que vous mangez ” et dans le même sens, votre maison peut être la source de vos problèmes de SCM.  Savez-vous de quoi est faite votre maison ?  Plus important encore, pouvez-vous identifier ce qui est la source de vos déclencheurs personnels de SCM et établir un plan pour remplacer ou encapsuler les matériaux offensifs ?  La sensibilisation aux matériaux nocifs et la disponibilité de substituts non nocifs qui vous conviennent personnellement constituent la première étape de la construction d’une habitation respectueuse des SCM.

September 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Materials in an MCS friendly habitation

September 12, Monday, at 7 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuuhpjgpHdPfHcU9mampwuA_K34w_YA_

Speaker: Jon Eakes

We build houses to protect us from the elements and give us a safe haven.  It is said that “you are what you eat” and in the same sense, your house can be the source of your MCS problems.  Do you know what your house is made of?  More importantly, can you identify what is the source of your personal MCS triggers and make a plan to replace or encapsulate offending materials?  Awareness of offending materials and the availability of non-offending substitutes that work for you personally, is the first step to building a MCS friendly habitation.

September 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Your Hour of Selfcare Practice

September 1, Thursday, at 2 pm

Zoom link, please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdOCgrTwsHdA-0rcpGQ2lc50KCxsdWyGh

Yoga teacher: Bhaskar Goswami, senior yoga and meditation teacher.

Gentle chair-based movements, calming breathwork, guided meditation, and group discussion.

The intention of this practice is to cultivate an easeful body and a calm mind. This is to support and complement the healing and recovery process. The practice is suitable for all levels and no previous experience is required. It is recommended to not eat a heavy meal before the class and to have your video camera.

The live virtual Zoom classes will be for 1 hour. The class will be offered mainly in English. The participants are invited to communicate in English or French.

The class will begin on time. Kindly be present at least 5 minutes before to ensure comfort before the class begins.

August 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Open House at ASEQ-EHAQ

August 26, 2022

2:30 – 3:30 pm in French

3:30 to 4:30 in English

Zoom link, registration not required:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87476735966

Every last Friday of the month, the zoom portal at ASEQ-EHAQ is open from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, to meet you, discuss any matters of interest, or just to chat. We at ASEQ-EHAQ rely on you, our membership, to let us know about the issues that matter to you, or the programs and projects that we need to have in place. These discussions are rich and useful and have already been key in creating obtaining soon to be announced projects for our MCS community. So, who knows what our meetings may lead to? Come find out! Let’s create together! Join us Friday August 26!

August 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The path to diagnosis: Round Table

This event is an opportunity for members experiencing multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) to share their story from when they first started experiencing symptoms to the time that they received a diagnosis. The event will be recorded, but only the audio will be saved, and participants will remain anonymous unless they wish to be identified. This event will help to advocate for MCS by showing the challenges that exist on the path to diagnosis of MCS. Even if you have not received a diagnosis yet, you are welcome to attend and share anything you are comfortable sharing.

Register here for the English event on August 17 at 7:00 PM EST:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcumvqDspHtO3qSXmbGZyrFApRygcaPnA

*The French event will take place August 15 at 7:00 PM EST. If you would like to register for the French event, click here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-qrqTMrEtycFGNI__IvtHAMqV_WhdcP

July 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Question-and-Answer with Dr. John Molot

After such a great talk for the 12th of May, and so much interest in the Question-and-Answer session, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting another event with Dr. Molot to get the rest of your questions answered. Any questions you had from the talk itself, or other questions that have occurred to you since then, you are welcome to share at the event!

Each person will be able to share questions in the chat, or ask them live, but to make sure everyone has a chance, we will be allowing each attendee 45 seconds to ask their question. We will keep track of your questions using the raised hand feature on Zoom, to make sure everyone has a chance to participate.

This will be a bilingual event so feel free to ask your questions in French or English!

Whether or not you attended the last event you are more than welcome to attend this one, so don’t forget to register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdOCvrjotGtBeaYh9QPEVWZHCJWhs0X1j

July 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Questions et réponses avec le Dr John Molot

Après une conférence aussi réussie le 12 mai et un intérêt aussi grand pour la session de questions-réponses, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que nous organisons un autre événement avec le Dr Molot pour répondre à vos questions. Toutes les questions que vous avez posées lors de la conférence elle-même, ou d’autres questions qui vous sont venues à l’esprit depuis, vous êtes invités à les partager lors de cet événement !

Chaque personne pourra partager ses questions dans le chat, ou les poser en direct, mais pour s’assurer que tout le monde ait sa chance, nous accorderons 45 secondes à chaque participant pour poser sa question. Nous suivrons vos questions à l’aide de la fonction de main levée sur Zoom, afin de nous assurer que tout le monde a une chance de participer.

Cet événement sera bilingue, alors n’hésitez pas à poser vos questions en français ou en anglais !

Que vous ayez participé ou non à l’événement précédent, vous êtes les bienvenus à celui-ci, alors n’oubliez pas de vous inscrire ici :
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdOCvrjotGtBeaYh9QPEVWZHCJWhs0X1j

July 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Creating the MCS friendly habitation – The overview

Our houses are built with and encapsulate all kinds of chemicals from natural wood resins to petrol-chemical concoctions to make the panels, adhesives, sealants and finishes that affect the health of people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities — but we need these things to create our shelters. People who suffer from MCS react differently to different environmental triggers, which complicates trying to create a MCS friendly habitation for any given individual. Tonight, we will chart a course, an overview, for the construction, renovation and maintenance of MCS friendly habitations.

Register now:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdOCvqTktHNA_Ff5oxwVAf3VxztzDsR5c

June 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

How to be an advocate

Our next event is coming up soon after National Accessibility Week, and there will be a chance to explore how you can be an advocate for accessibility in Canada. This event is for people with disabilities and allies too. We will explore how to contact your representatives most effectively, and tools you can use when pursuing accommodation.

This event will be bilingual and everyone is welcome!

Time: 7PM to 8PM

Register now:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-2qrj0iHdWsHdWxKao0MPxCiEBpMRex

June 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Gardening Workshop

This workshop will be presented by one of our wonderful members. The presentation will discuss her experiences with gardening, things she has learned, and she will show some photos and share resources in order to learn how to grow your own food.

Time: 7PM to 8PM

Register now:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-ivrDotH9FE9XtA0Yl3qkBhVWvT03vO

June 16, 2022 at 11:30 am

Canary in a coalmine: The expansion of medical assistance in dying/euthanasia in Canada

On June 16, as a part of the United Nations (UN) annual Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ASEQ-EHAQ will be participating in an event and panel discussion.

Zoom link: You must register in advance using this link:
shorturl.at/juzAZ

Learn more here:
https://madmimi.com/p/e3bb141

May 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

All our events for the entire month of May are dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lynn Marshall

We are approaching the month of May, a month for education and awareness on environmental sensitivities/multiple chemical sensitivities.

There will be three presentations on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) for the month of May. Below you can find information about these events, and details on the presenters.

Make sure to pre-register for the online zoom events with the links provided below, for each event!

If you have any difficulty in registering for any of these events, please contact us (Remember that there are three events to register for):

Email: office@aseq-ehaq.ca

Phone: 514 332 4320

May 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Speaker: Dr Domenica Tambasco

Title: Practical tips to reduce exposures for people experiencing Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Date: May 30, 2022

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Dr. Tambasco will present practical tips on how to prepare, prevent and manage commonly encountered exposures in four domains: home, work, community, and travel and transportation.

Learn more about Dr. Tambasco

Register for the May 30 event here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcO-upj8qHdPXQzVwVIh7DaRNemHTLQnD

May 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. John Molot

Title: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Top 10 Myths with Dr. John Molot

Date: May 12, 2022

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm

The presentation is called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Top 10 Myths. It is a lay person’s version of a presentation Dr Molot gave to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Yale University.

Dr. Molot reviews the evidence-based biological mechanisms to explain MCS and debunks the 10 most common arguments used against the condition by those who deny accommodation for the disability, third party insurance claims, proper health care and social support.

Learn more about Dr John Molot.

Register for the May 12 event here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-2tqTsuHNwEjUtMgBiq268baHKE3Wk7

 

Also featured for May 12, at 10:00 pm

Niagara Falls will be illuminated Yellow & Green at 10:00 p.m. for a fifteen (15) minute duration.

To watch this event, click here

May 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Ellie Stein

Title: MCS and Anxiety: Dispelling the Myth with Dr. Ellie Stein

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

From her 20 years + experience as a psychiatrist treating patients with MCS, Dr Stein will explain why, although some people with MCS (as with any medical condition) can have mental health symptoms, MCS is not a psychiatric disorder. When patients with MCS are misdiagnosed as having a mental health disorder, their physical symptoms are dismissed and they are offered incorrect treatment.

Learn more about Dr. Ellie Stein

Register for the May 6 event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcO6trj0qE9xhZOH_kaTC_ptS6xOYjZI6

May 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

For information on Marie Leblanc and The End of The End of Time please visit https://aanm.ca/the-end-of-the-end-of-time/

May 1-May 11, 2022 – The End of the End of Time. Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1nLFXS8MJ

May 12, MCS/ES Awareness Day: https://youtu.be/C3Pfw5xp7d0

December 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Online event: Stronger Together

Learn more

March 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

Click here for more details