Membership Opportunities

CPHA speaks on behalf of Canada’s public health community on issues of critical importance to the health and well-being of Canadians and people around the world. Members give the Association unparalleled credibility, direction and authority, as well as expertise and human resources, both nationally and internationally. In return, the Association provides members with an opportunity to advocate for evidence-informed policy alternatives.

Members include public health professionals working in policy, practice and research as well as students/trainees and other individuals committed to supporting public health and health equity.

Are you ready to join us?

Benefits of Membership

The following is a complete list of benefits, privileges and special opportunities available only to members of CPHA:

  • Complimentary subscription to Canadian Journal of Public Health, Canada’s only independent professional public health journal. Published bi-monthly, the CJPH contains in-depth scientific articles, editorials and commentaries on current health topics;
  • Reduced registration fees for CPHA’s Annual Conference;
  • The CPHA Health Digest, a quarterly membership newsletter covering health and social science issues and stories from across the country and around the world, special public health features, news of community health initiatives, new appointments of health professionals, and resources for public health workers.
  • 10% discount on applicable products from the CPHA Publication Sales department.
  • Easy on-line membership registration and access to the member portal, including access to member-only information.
  • Corporate membership with GoodLife Fitness.
  • Discounted rates on car and home insurance through Economic SelectTM (a division of The Economical InsuranceTM).
  • Free access to CPHA’s monthly webinar series on Careers in Public Health.

The value of the complimentary subscription to the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the reduced registration fee for CPHA’s Annual Conference, and free access to CPHA’s eight-part webinar series alone saves you a total of $338.

As a member, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the CPHA Awards Program.
  • Participate in CPHA’s Mentorship Program.
  • Submit a topic for policy development.
  • Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting and vote in elections.
  • Be elected to CPHA’s Board of Directors.
  • Represent the Association on external committees or consultations.
  • Volunteer on internal committees such as the Public Policy Committee, Awards Committee, Membership Working Group, or special ad hoc committees established by the Board.
  • Connect with other members of CPHA through the members’ portal.

Categories of Membership

Membership is open to any individual who subscribes to CPHA’s vision and mission and is engaged or interested in public health and health equity. There are no organizational memberships. CPHA categories of membership are:

  • Regular
  • Student, for full time, post-secondary students
  • Retired
  • International, for non-residents of Canada
  • Honorary Life

Direct Membership

Direct membership applies to an individual who chooses to be a member of CPHA.


In the autumn of 2015, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec implemented new software to manage its membership. As a result, we are no longer able to offer conjoint membership in the Province of Quebec. You can still join both Associations separately and CPHA provides a reduced fee to encourage joint membership. At renewal time, you will have to renew with each Association separately.


CPHA direct fees

  In Canada International
Regular $250 $250
Student $88 $88
Retired $100 $100

CPHA conjoint with provincial/territorial organization fees

  Regular Student Retired
Alberta $250 $90 $97
British Columbia $250 $98 $105
Manitoba $240 $78 $85
New Brunswick/
Prince Edward Island
$225 $75 $82
Newfoundland & Labrador $230 $98 $105
Northwest Territories/
$220 $73 $80
Nova Scotia $240 $88 $95
Ontario $300 $130 $150
Saskatchewan $235 $83 $90

Membership Policy

Membership application fees guarantee your CPHA membership and all associated benefits for a period of one year from the date your application is processed. Annual membership fees are not pro-rated on any basis, for any period. Annual membership fees are not transferable and are non-refundable.

To avoid a lapse in membership and ensure uninterrupted access to all benefits, membership renewal is required at the time of your individual renewal date.

CPHA members’ personal information remains confidential and is not shared with other organizations.

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