New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Branch, CPHA

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Mission Statement

The NB/PEI Branch-CPHA members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions that are necessary to achieve health for all. The Branch’s mission is to advocate for the improvement and maintenance of personal and community health according to the public health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection, and healthy public policy.


The objectives of the Branch shall be to further the development of personal, community and environmental health (thereafter referred to collectively as Community Health):

  • by providing liaison and partnership with the CPHA;
  • promoting professional and personal development of those persons interested in community health;
  • promoting positive health practices to the public, government and industry;
  • providing an effective liaison and network both nationally and provincially in collaboration with various disciplines, agencies and organizations, on relevant community health issues; and
  • encouraging and facilitating measures for disease prevention, health promotion and protection and healthy public policy.

Strategic Plan: 2013-2016

On August 18, 2012 the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) New Brunswick and PEI branch held a strategic planning session following the regular board meeting. This session was facilitated by a third party and open to attendance by both board members and regular members. There were 7 participants. The aim of the session was to review and revise the existing strategic plan which expires in 2012, and to develop next steps for the incoming board to help further the work and the profile of the organization.

Board of Directors 2014-2016

President:   Dr. Tracey Rickards
President Elect:   vacant
Secretary/Treasurer:   Anne Lebans
Past President:   Kathleen Brennan
Members:   Laura Brennan
Christine De Jong
Allison Holland
Caroline Paton
Alie Ross
Branch Honorary Life Members:   Joyce Thompson, Charlottetown, PEI
Ray Cogswell, Fredericton, NB
Ann Harling, Fredericton, NB
*Ann is also the recipient of the CPHA Defries Award and Honorary Life Member CPHA, 1995.
Dr. Lamont Sweet, Charlottetown, PEI

conference bannerBiennial Conference

October 25-26, 2012

E-mail Bulletins

The NB/PEI Branch Bulletins will be e-mailed to members. Submissions from members and the public are welcomed. We are indebted to members who volunteer to collect submissions and prepare the bulletins for distribution.



Active membership is open to any individual who subscribe to the objectives of the Branch and is engaged and/or interested in the community or public health activities. Considered members with the NB/PEI Branch are co-joint members with the Canadian Public Health Association. Individual membership is for a period of one year.



The NB PEI Branch of the CPHA values the bilingual status of New Brunswick and our francophone colleagues. We will endeavor to provide as much francophone content and/or translation in our correspondence, documents and educational events as possible. We are, however, a small voluntary organization and do not have the resources to provide full bilingual services. We appreciate any assistance provided by members to improve our bilingual capacity.