Upcoming Events

May 1 2018 Event /

SHADE bootcamp!

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science, Architecture Building, 325 Church Street, Toronto Ontario

$100 + HST (including lunch and healthy snacks)


416 979 5000




The “SHADE bootcamp!” provides an opportunity for workshop participants to engage with experts on shade creation for skin cancer prevention.

Whether you are a scientist, health promoter, environmental designer, architect, landscape architect, urban planner, government official, public health practitioner, child-care worker, landscaper, arborist, owner / operator of recreation facilities, or concerned citizen, the “SHADE bootcamp!” examines ways you can create shade in your community to promote health and UVR protection.

Global and local experts will be present to exchange ideas on best practices for shade design and policy. Participants will hear about case studies and discuss challenges and opportunities for creating shade in their communities.

The centrepiece of the “SHADE bootcamp!” is a hands-on exercise that engages participants in the creation of shade in public places. Attendees will be provided with tools for developing healthy, sun-safe environments.

Sponsored by the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition / Ultraviolet Radiation Working Group, Toronto Public Health and Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science Promotional partners: Ontario Provincial Planners Institute