The Climate Change Crisis: What are the Risks to my Wellbeing?
- Illustrate the scientific certainty, immediacy and severity of the climate change crisis
- Outline the effects of climate change on physical health, mental health, and quality of life
- Provide examples of actions that each of us can take to reduce the impacts of climate change on ourselves, our family, friends, and community
Dr. Joyce Lee is a Care of the Elderly physician, and Dr. Jeremy Theal is a Gastroenterologist. They both work at North York General Hospital. Drs. Lee and Theal are concerned about the effects of climate change, and what kind of world their 5 year old daughter will inherit. In 2018, they trained under Nobel Laureate Al Gore, and now they give educational presentations on climate change. Their goal is to share the scientific certainty, the immediacy, and the impacts of the climate crisis, while inspiring people to act on this important issue.
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Workshop 2 in Cantonese only
- Climate change presents serious risks to our health, wellbeing and way of life. You may ask yourself, “what can I do about it?” This workshop will demonstrate many ways that you can do your part to reduce the impacts of climate change, simply by making small changes in how you live your daily life.
Dr. Joyce Lee and Dr. Jeremy Theal
Treatment Technologies & Pollution with Topics of Discussions
Workshop 1 in Cantonese only
- Conventional Drinking Water Treatment – Chemically assisted Filtration followed by Disinfection.
- Advanced Drinking Water Treatment Technologies – Membrane Filtration, Ozonation, Biofiltration, Carbon Adsorption, UV disinfection, Advanced Oxidation Processes, etc.
- Our Drinking Water Sources and their Pollutions – Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Microplastics, etc. – Treatment Technologies & Solutions
George Lai, Engineering Specialist – Drinking Water Treatment Province of Ontario – Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Background with working experience in the areas of Municipal Sewage Treatment, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Drinking Water Treatment and Solid Waste Management.
Allergic Disease and
A Global Issue
- Outline the association between hygiene and increasing allergies in the world
- Examine the impact of climate change, allergens and pollutant exposures on various populations
Dr. Kenneth Liew, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, Paediatrics and Allergy/Clinical Immunology has held a community medical practice for over 10 years, and sees both children and adults with allergic diseases. He graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 2004, and subsequently completed residency and fellowships in both paediatrics and allergy/clinical immunology. He has a particular interest in paediatric food allergy. He is also currently a Deacon at RHCCC.
E-addictions: anonymity, accessibility, immediacy, and intimacy
A psycho-social testimony and medical perspective
- Testimony of previous high school drop-out & university suspension due to videogame use
- Encourage, exhort and equip individuals and their loved ones affected by videogame addiction
- Approach e-addictions from a medical, psychosocial and spiritual perspective
Michael Park has a triple bachelor’s degree (Sociology, Human Services, Social Work) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at Tyndale Seminary. Michael is a Social Worker and has clinical experience in Behavioural and Rehabilitation Therapy. He chooses to openly discuss his previous addictive gaming behaviours and his recovery process as a way to coach and mentor others. He is married with two children and is expecting a third in July.
Dr. Victor Liaois a family doctor working out of North York. He completed his Bachelors in Science, Masters in Business Administration and Medical Degree at McGill University. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
Mental Health Impacts
of Climate Change
Workshop 2 with Mandarin translation
- Learn about the largely unacknowledged impact of climate change on mental health
- A brief outline of the existential dread of climate change
- Tips on how to manage climate change anxiety (i.e. it does not have to ruin your life).
Dr. Michael Paré, MSc, MEd, MD, is a Physician and Psychotherapist. He is Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Primary Care Mental Health. Michael has a calling to educate the public and mental health care professionals. His primary topics are related to mental illness/mental health, anti-stigma initiatives, and positive psychology. Michael is a well-recognized Teaching Mentor and Peer Supervisor in psychotherapy, and is an author in the field of primary care mental health.
Caring for God’s Creation
- If the planet we live in is destined for destruction, why should we Christians put much effort on caring for it? Shouldn’t we instead just concentrate our energy and resources on “saving souls?”
- Bring clarity to the Christian’s role and responsibility over God’s creation.
- Show the right balance between our freedom to use and our responsibility to maintain the earth.
- List some practical ways we can care for our environment.
Rev. Reuben Foncardas, M. Div. is the English Pastor of Communications Ministry in RHCCC. Served as pastor in several churches since 2000.
A.D.A.P.T. to live
- To recognize the 5 “Blue Zones” where people live the longest with the best quality of life
- To evaluate their “power of 9” lifestyle factors and the latest science on DNA testing and neuroplasticity
- To implement the “5Fs” of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends (updated Daniel Plan pearls).
Dr. Annie Hum, MD, CAFCI, DAAARM is a family physician with 25 years experience and clinic director of the Canadian Centre for Integrative Medicine (CCIM). In 2007, she successfully completed certification exams with the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine. She is co-author of the book “The Blood Bugs and Guts” to healing that includes balancing exercise, family (4 children), church (mission trip).
Dr. Gordon Ko, MD, FRCPC, PhD is Physiatry Pain specialist at CCIM and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (University of Toronto). He completed his PhD thesis (2017-Atlantic Coast Seminary) on “Biblical Principles of Healing Chronic Pain with Modern day Scientific and Clinical Applications” and has also authored several papers on pharmaceutical and medical cannabinoids; co-author of “The All-in-one guide to Natural Supplements and Remedies”
Marijuana: the good and the bad
Are we going to “pot”?
- To distinguish the differences between “medical” and “recreational” marijuana.
- To debate the scientific evidence for health benefits
- To advise our family members (whether young or old) accordingly
Dr. Gordon Ko, MD
Bryan Hendin, PhD(cand.) serves as President of Apollo Applied Research Inc. (with admin staff of 60 and PhD, MD-img research team of 16) and is co-owner of the Allevio Pain Management Clinic. His passion for finding better solutions for chronic pain patients started from a very personal experience with the lack of available and effective pain management alternatives. Published and/or ongoing research studies include: Cannabis-based medicine (CBM) lowering opioid crisis risk; high CBD for Lyme disease; use of marijuana and driving risk. (This panel discussion workshop will also include CBM educators Drs. Kim Lam/ Arash Taghvai).
Zika virus infection without travel and West Nile in your own backyard – Where to hide?
- Impact of climate change on human Infectious Diseases
- Zika virus infection relating to climate change
- West Nile virus infection relating to climate change
- Proactive measures to control climate related health effects
Dr. Vivian Lee, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine. On Staff at North York General Hospital.
Free Admission. All are welcome.
9670 Bayview Ave.
ON L4C 9X9
Downtown Markham English Worship
Bill Crothers Secondary School
Youth & Children Worship