Welcome to CPHA

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.


  • CPHA 2017 AGM

    CPHA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Wednesday 7 June 2017 from 12:00-13:45 (ADT), Room 100, World Trade & Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Members not attending the AGM are invited to forward their written comments to the Chair of the Board Directors no later than Monday 5 June 2017. If you have any questions regarding these documents or the AGM, please contact Karen Spiess.

  • Public Health: A Conceptual Framework
    This document is an attempt to define the basics of public health, and will continue to develop as the practice evolves. The foundation of all public health activities are the concepts of social justice and health equity, which relate to the social determinants of health.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care

    Early childhood education and care plays an important part in healthy childhood development and provides valuable support to families with young children. Canada, however, does not have a pan-Canadian approach to ECEC and CPHA calls on the Federal government to work with provinces and territories to establish a pan-Canadian early childhood education and care strategy.