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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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What’s at stake in supporting sex workers’ right to health

February 16, 2024 Sex work is made more dangerous by a law that must change. But police, health and social-service bodies can do more now for workers’ minority rights.

Public health calls for repeal of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

February 6, 2024 In a position statement released today, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) calls on the federal government to fully decriminalize sex work by repealing the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (PCEPA) and removing the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provision…

The thrills and benefits of risky play for children

January 31, 2024 The Canadian Public Health Association notes that learning to confront and manage risk promotes coping skills, self-esteem and self-confidence, and that may well reduce anxiety and depression.
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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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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


CPHA's office is located on the ancestral, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg. 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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