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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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Cannabis comestible : des souris moins actives

August 12, 2019 Enfin, une personne qui ingère du cannabis a tendance à avoir des comportements plus à risques qu'un fumeur. "Lorsque vous le mangez (le cannabis NDLR), ça prend au moins une heure. Un cas typique est quelqu’un habitué à fumer qui mange un premier brownie et, ne sentant rien, en mange un autre, pui…

Why taking action on climate change is good for your health

August 9, 2019 Several mainstream national health organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Nurses Association have already called on all federal political parties to consider climate change “as the greatest health threat of the 21st century…

It's never been safer for kids to play outside — or more dangerous to be inside

July 30, 2019 Today, the average school-aged child is sedentary for roughly 7.5 hours each day, according to the Canadian Public Health Association. When kids are taking part in physical activities, it's often in a structured environment under the watchful eyes of parents.
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Policy & Position Statements


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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From community-based positions to academic postings, Canada’s major public health employers advertise their job openings with CPHA. Check out our listing of current opportunities from across the country! Remember to acknowledge that you saw the posting at cpha.ca.

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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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