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Deadline extended: Indigenous Relations Advisory Committee

We are establishing a new Indigenous Relations Advisory Committee the goal of which is to support the Association in fulfilling its role as a trusted advocate for public health. In this role we want to work towards addressing the historic and contemporary health inequities faced by Indigenous communities. Based on the direction provided by the Committee, we will implement organizational transformation that includes Indigenous peoples and perspectives in all aspects of our work, especially related to public health advocacy.

The Advisory Committee will include four CPHA members-in-good-standing who self-identify as Indigenous. If you are interested in serving, please send a brief description of yourself (maximum 250 words) that includes your background and what you hope to contribute to the Advisory Committee to no later than 22 November 2017. If you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the Committee’s draft terms of reference, please email

deadline extended: Two New Working Groups

We are establishing new groups to help advance its work in two key areas:

  • Ecological determinants of health: Building on its 2015 discussion paper, this working group will help finalize a position statement as well as develop and implement an action plan for the Association.
  • Health equity: This working group will assist in adapting a health equity assessment tool to apply to the Association’s activities, with a particular focus on our policy and advocacy work.

These will be ‘hands-on’ working groups with the expectation that members will dedicate time to help research, write and/or review documents in between the group’s meetings. Meetings will be held by teleconference during working hours.

If you are interested in volunteering for either of these working groups, please email by 22 November 2017.

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There are no employment opportunities at this time.


We engage post-secondary students for practicums that are supported by their academic institutions or by other institutions or funders that host students in programs related to their academic studies.

Practicum at the Association become available based on our project and program activities or on-going initiatives, and depend on available resources to support students.

These are undertaken on a volunteer basis and must be mutually beneficial and agreed upon by us, the student and their academic institution.

There are no practicum placement opportunities at this time.