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Canadian Public Health Association

2018 Call for Nominations

The Call

CPHA’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for general election of four (4) Directors to take office for a two-year period commencing 1 January 2019.

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View the nomination requirements

CPHA is the leading Canadian non‐governmental organization focusing on the pan‐Canadian public health sector with links to global public health. Central to its governance is a skills-based Board of Directors that stewards the Association and guides its policy and advocacy work.

CPHA’s Board of Directors is a policy governance board with a balance of pre-identified skills. This requires that Board members have expertise relevant to governance. Governance excellence requires members who can think conceptually and with a long-term perspective, and who are able to welcome a diversity of opinions. The Nominating Committee will be seeking nominations of candidates to join this dynamic group of leaders.

The field of public health is diverse and broad and the Nominating Committee encourages nominees from members across the country, from different sectors and with diverse backgrounds. The Nominating Committee is seeking nominees who are working in a range of roles (e.g., practice, finance, education, communications) and public health disciplines (e.g., nutrition, inspection, biostatistics and epidemiology, medicine, public health dentistry, health promotion, nursing, veterinary sciences), and other allied public health professionals (e.g. speech language pathology and informatics) and who indicate:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of CPHA;
  • Ability to commit time and resources to serve on the Board and its committees, attend the annual conference, and represent CPHA, as requested;
  • Facility as a team player with effective connections to networks and organizations working on public health issues; and 
  • Demonstrated leadership in the public health sector. 

Board members also require:

  • Governance experience, including some familiarity with financial systems and risk management issues; and
  • Interest in local, regional, pan-Canadian and global public health issues.

Valuable skills include:

  • High‐level understanding of organizational development and effectiveness; and
  • Advocacy experience on public health issues, with an understanding of policy development and political systems that impact implementation.

For 2019-2020, CPHA is seeking particular expertise in:

  • Distinct needs of diverse populations and communities;
  • Financial systems and risk management;
  • Public health disciplines such as nutrition, inspection, biostatistics and epidemiology, medicine, public health dentistry, health promotion, nursing, veterinary sciences;
  • Membership engagement; and
  • Advocacy and policy development.

CPHA is committed to equity and diversity in all its appointments and activities.

Download the nomination form