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Canadian Public Health Association

Become a Member

CPHA speaks on behalf of Canada's public health community on issues of critical importance to the health and well-being of Canadians and people around the world. Members give the Association unparalleled credibility, direction and authority, as well as expertise and human resources, both nationally and internationally. In return, the Association provides members with an opportunity to advocate for evidence-informed policy alternatives.

Members include public health professionals working in policy, practice and research as well as students/trainees and other individuals committed to supporting public health and health equity.

Are you ready to join us?

Categories of Membership

Membership is open to any individual who subscribes to CPHA's vision and mission and is engaged or interested in public health and health equity. There are no organizational memberships. CPHA categories of membership are:

  • Regular
  • Student, for full time, post-secondary students
  • Retired
  • International, for non-residents of Canada
  • Honorary Life

Direct Membership

Direct membership applies to an individual who chooses to be a member of CPHA.



Conjoint Membership

Conjoint membership applies to an individual who chooses to be a member of CPHA and of one of the following Associations.


In the autumn of 2015, the Association pour la santé publique du Québec implemented new software to manage its membership. As a result, we are no longer able to offer conjoint membership in the Province of Quebec. You can still join both Associations separately and CPHA provides a reduced fee to encourage joint membership. At renewal time, you will have to renew with each Association separately.


CPHA direct fees

  In Canada International
Regular $250 $250
Student $88 $88
Retired $100 $100

CPHA conjoint with provincial/territorial organization fees

  Regular Student Retired
Alberta $250 $90 $97
British Columbia $250 $98 $105
Manitoba $240 $78 $85
New Brunswick/
Prince Edward Island
$225 $75 $82
Newfoundland & Labrador $230 $98 $105
Northwest Territories/
$220 $73 $80
Nova Scotia $240 $88 $95
Ontario $300 $130 $150
Saskatchewan $235 $83 $90

Membership Policy

Membership application fees guarantee your CPHA membership and all associated benefits for a period of one year from the date your application is processed. Annual membership fees are not pro-rated on any basis, for any period. Annual membership fees are not transferable and are non-refundable.

To avoid a lapse in membership and ensure uninterrupted access to all benefits, membership renewal is required at the time of your individual renewal date.

CPHA members’ personal information remains confidential and is not shared with other organizations.