Healthy Retrofits

Ensuring the Integration of Children’s Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs

CELA is the lead partner on this project within the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE).

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the project addresses opportunities for improved integration of children's environmental health issues into energy efficiency retrofit programs. A baseline assessment report (released in March 2011) indicated both a need and broad interest in ensuring that work done to make homes more energy efficient also makes them healthier and safer. The risks are greatest for children living in low-income circumstances and these families also have the greatest need for lowering their energy costs. This collection aggregates the results from this project.

Additional helpful information is provided on the CPCHE website (

Media Releases

Tips for Child-Healthy Home Repairs and Energy Upgrades: Brochure Available in Seven Languages
Avoid Risks to Children’s Health During Renovations / Energy Retrofits, Experts Urge