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Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association

We are the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government.

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Feds should tout vaccine costs as ‘leverage’ in future talks with premiers, says expert

May 7, 2021 While a ‘missed opportunity’ in the earlier days of the pandemic, some observers worry tying strings to provincial and territorial access to potentially life-saving vaccines could be seen as ‘unethical.’ Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, agreed that the f…

Climate change is aggravating the spread of infectious diseases

May 4, 2021 CPHA Project Officer Gillian Pritchard was interviewed for this article.

Public Health applauds Supreme Court decision on greenhouse gas pollution pricing

March 25, 2021 The Supreme Court of Canada today ruled in favour of the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (2018). This decision affirms the authority of the federal government to set national standards for carbon pricing in Canada. The Canadian Public Health Association (CPH…
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We promote the public health perspective and evidence to government leaders and policy-makers. We are a catalyst for change that improves health and well-being for all.

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As an independent, non-governmental organization, we provide timely, evidence-informed public health guidance and perspectives to public health professionals and policy makers.

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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


CPHA's office is located on the original, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. They have been the guardians of this land for millennia and CPHA is grateful for the example their stewardship provides. CPHA is committed to working with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their governments in realizing meaningful truth and reconciliation.

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