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Canadian Public Health Association

Concurrent Sessions 2

Tuesday 30 April - 14:00 - 15:30

Subject to change.

Cultural Safety Training and Anti-Racism Education within MPH Programs

Presented by: Network of Schools and Programs of Population and Public Health

This session will build on the work of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) to bring an Indigenous perspective to the core competencies for public health. The focus will be on exploring approaches to prioritize Indigenous teachings, and anti-racism and cultural safety practice within a decolonizing framework for graduate public health education transformation. The session will include a panel presentation from three MPH programs; the panellists will share emerging insights and challenges faced in integrating educational initiatives in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #24. Symposium participants will then work in small groups to develop competency statements to help guide MPH training initatives in this area.


Presented by: Canadian Public Health Association

CPHA, with the generous support of the Lawson Foundation, has recently released a policy toolkit to support increased access to child-led unstructured play in Canada, as well as a supporting CPHA position statement. These documents provide generic tools to support improved access, but there is a need to identify approaches to operationalize this vision within rural and urban communities.  

Through a combination of presentations and facilitated discussion, those attending will have the opportunity to consider how selected communities have improved access to children’s play and discuss how attendees could support such initiatives within their communities.

Problematic Substance Use: Rural versus Urban

Presented by: Public Health Physicians of Canada

This session is an intra-professional and national discussion forum to explore commonalities and differences between the drivers of substance use epidemics across Canada.

Oral Presentations

Details to follow.