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Membership Opportunities

The membership is the strength and spirit of CPHA. 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 speak out on broader public health issues, outside discipline boundaries.

Membership in CPHA is voluntary. The composition of members encompasses professionals in public health practice, professors and researchers in universities and colleges, government workers and individuals interested in issues that affect community and public health.

Benefits of Membership

As part of your annual membership fee, you are eligible for a wide range of benefits. The value of the complimentary subscription to the Canadian Journal of Public Health and of the reduced registration fee for CPHA’s Annual Conference alone saves you a total of $242

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.

Opportunity to:

  • Participate in the CPHA Awards Program;
  • Submit suggestions for policy positions on public health issues to CPHA for consideration, review and possible adoption and/or action;
  • Support the Association in a number of ways that promote the development of public health policy in Canada;
  • Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting and vote in elections;
  • Sit on the CPHA Board of Directors by election or appointment;
  • Represent the Association on external committees or consultations; and
  • Volunteer on internal committees such as the Policy Review Group, Awards Committee or special ad hoc committees established by the Board.

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

Categories of Membership

Membership is open to any individual who subscribes to the objectives of the Association and is engaged or interested in community or public health activities. 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 Period and Cancellation 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 by your personal renewal date.

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