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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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Risky and unstructured play encouraged at upcoming events

July 15, 2019 In 2016, the Canadian Public Health Association said “risky play is essential for child development.” It also helps to keep kids physically fit, it said. A commentary on the association’s website said “parental overprotection and societal attitudes that lean toward parental supervision have cont…

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…
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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

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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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