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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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Not a waste of time

January 15, 2020 People might think that dog waste is “natural” like the waste from wild animals, but their poop is very different. Due to a dog’s stomach enzymes and their diets, their feces are one of the leading sources of E. Coli contamination in our lakes and rivers. With just one gram of waste containing over…

Air pollution and depression linked in new study, highlighting further risks of climate change

December 19, 2019 Earlier this year, the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Public Health Association released a report that showed a connection between the effects of climate change — including everything from rising temperatures to lack of food security caused by damage done to crops — to depression, anxiet…

Achieving health for all through self-reflection on attitudes, beliefs and behaviours

December 18, 2019 The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Chief Public Health Officer for the release of the 2019 Annual Report on the State of Public Health in Canada—Addressing Stigma: Towards a more inclusive health system. For the most part, Canada is a healthy nation, but we can do better…
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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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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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