ECHO Network

Visit the newly launched ECHO website below for more information:

The ECHO Network
(Environment, Community, Health Observatory):
Strengthening intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development

The ECHO Network is a 5-year research program, funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant, focused on working together across sectors to take notice of- and respond to- the influence of resource development on health and well-being, with specific emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous communities and environments.

Our project brings together university researchers and research partners across Canada and internationally, who have identified a need to better understand and address the health, environment and community impacts of resource development. Our research team is led by a steering committee of different sectors, disciplines and communities, which is co-chaired by Dr. Margot Parkes, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society at the University of Northern British Columbia, and Dr. Sandra Allison, Chief Medical Health Officer at Northern Health in BC.

For any further information or questions about ECHO Network please contact  or 250-960-6342.