Our mission

The mission of the Environmental Health Association of Canada is to achieve equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all spaces for people experiencing the disability of environmental sensitivities/multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), by promoting education and working to eliminate poverty, isolation, and discrimination experienced by this population group.

To accomplish this mission, we will:

  • Work with and provide information to government, health care professionals, academics, industry, consumer and social groups about the specific needs of people experiencing MCS, in order to obtain services and accommodation for the inclusion and accessibility of the disability of MCS,
  • Promote an understanding among physicians, scientists, and the general public about MCS,
  • Conduct research in all aspects of environmental health and MCS including underlying mechanisms; diagnostic and treatment methods for MCS; and impacts of toxics use reduction,
  • Encourage, participate and collaborate in Research and Knowledge Translation by addressing links between environmental exposures and health;
  • Work to establish public policies that will curb toxic exposures and safeguard health;
  • Collaborate with like-minded groups,
  • Work towards healthy housing to accommodate this disability across Canada.

Our vision

The Vision of the Environmental Health Association of Canada (EHAC) is to have a Canada that is truly caring, inclusive, equitable, and accessible, where all people have the ability to be recognized as leaders, community members, and human beings who receive respect and dignity, in keeping with the Accessible Canada Act (S.C. 2019, c. 10), and where fundamental human rights are fulfilled for all disabilities including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).

People experiencing the disability of MCS have equality, adequate access to health care and social services, essential services, the community, the workplace and healthy housing, and be lifted out of poverty so that they can live with respect, dignity and security of person.

Our history

On the 18th of February 2022, the Environmental Health Association of Canada (EHAC) was registered as a legal entity with a national mandate.

Started by members of the Environmental Health Association of Québec (EHAQ) due to a vital unmet need across Canada, this group has been developed by members of the EHAQ who will continue to support, collaborate, and work closely with EHAC to meet the needs of over one million under served, stigmatized and ignored people who experience Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in Canada.