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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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Letter: What will it take

July 14, 2019 The World Health Organization, Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Public Health Association have named Climate Change “The Greatest Threat to Public Health of the 21st Century”……Just like cancer, the longer we wait , the more radical the intervention required and the poorer the likelihood of…

Caring for the caregiver: Raising children with a disability or chronic disease

July 14, 2019 A 2016 study by the Canadian Public Health Association found that caregivers reported being anxious or worried about their responsibilities, and had increased levels of stress, and depression as well as low levels of subjective well-being. Sixteen per cent of caregivers reported “very high” levels …

Les parcs nous font beaucoup de bien

July 4, 2019 Les preuves s’accumulent ces dernières années: les parcs ont un effet positif sur la santé humaine. «Les impacts sont à la fois préventifs et thérapeutiques», résume Ian Culbert, directeur général de l’Association canadienne de santé publique (ACSP).
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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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Looking for a job in public health?

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

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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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