- Jul 13 2023
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun Safe Kids
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Canada and rates continue to rise. Children are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV radiation, but the good news is that skin cancer is largely preventable. This workshop will provide the latest information on sun safety and explain why protecting children from the harmful effects of the sun is so important. Participants will learn evidence-based sun safe practices to incorporate into daily routines and policies at their childcare centres.
Breann Corcoran, MSc, PgM is a Health Promotion Specialist with BC Cancer’s Prevention, Screening and Hereditary Cancer Program. She holds a Master’s of Science in Population Health and is currently pursuing her PhD with UBC’s School of Population & Public Health. Breann has been working in public health for over 15 years in health promotion, community engagement and community development roles. In her role with BC Cancer, Breann provides leadership in the area of sun safety and in 2019, she established Sun Safe BC, a provincial coalition dedicated to reducing UV exposure and related risks among British Columbians. She leads a number of research studies on shade for skin cancer prevention in daycare settings, which are contributing to evidence-based recommendations on shade design for municipalities throughout BC.
Melissa Yan, MPH is a Health Promotion Specialist with BC Cancer’s Prevention, Screening and Hereditary Cancer Program. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology at McMaster University and her Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Since 2015, she has been working in the areas of health promotion, health literacy, and patient education. This includes connecting people with reliable and actionable health information, and developing training programs, resources, and tools for health care providers and communities on how to deliver health information to their clients in a person-centered way.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Pro D Certificate: Yes, 2 hours.
- Capacity: Spaces Available