Cassie Barker

Senior Program Manager, Toxics

Cassie was raised on the shores of the St. Lawrence and spent her childhood exploring Ontario’s woods, beaches and waterways. She holds a B.A in Environment and Development and M.Sc. in Capacity Development and Extension from the University of Guelph. Cassie is passionate about protecting communities, kids and water, and has spent the last two decades working on environmental research, justice and advocacy, with a focus on environmental health.

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Jun 01, 2023

Canada Is Finally Strengthening Its Toxics Law: Four Key Updates You Should Know

After years of advocating for stronger toxics laws, we are celebrating the passage of Bill…

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May 29, 2023

The toxic reality of PFAS “forever chemicals” contamination in Canada

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” are in our drinking water,…

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Feb 04, 2023

On World Cancer Day, we need our government to protect us from carcinogens and exposure-related cancers

This week, the federal government discussed their ambition to tackle highly hazardous and cancer-causing chemicals…

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Nov 04, 2022

Consumer product recalls highlight urgent need for mandatory labelling

You may have seen toxic products in the news a lot lately – from cancer-causing…

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Sep 01, 2022

Toxic chemicals were found in dollar store products – it’s time for government and retailers to stop passing the buck

Our new report, Passing the Buck: the toxic cost of dollar store products in Canada,…

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Aug 02, 2022

Toxics law reform: building momentum and overcoming industry attacks

Finally, after over two decades of waiting, the Canadian government listened to the thousands of…

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Mar 08, 2022

False progress on labelling of toxic ingredients continues to put our health at risk

A global pandemic illustrates for us, on a devastating scale, that we only have so…

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