April 12, 2018
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is launching an updated version of its pot and driving campaign, which incorporates information on current impaired-driving laws and legislation being proposed to strengthen those laws as cannabis legalization nears. The main objective remains unchanged: to raise awareness of the risks associated with cannabis-impaired driving.
“Canadian youth are among the most frequent users of cannabis in the world, second only to France,” said CPHA executive director Ian Culbert. “Youth of that age are beginning to drive and cannabis…
CPHA supports the City of Vancouver’s call for decriminalization of personal possession of all drugs
March 15, 2018
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) commends the City of Vancouver’s call for the decriminalization of drug possession by the federal government. As demonstrated in CPHA’s 2017 position statement, criminalization of those who use illegal psychoactive drugs is unsuccessful and a more robust public health approach is needed immediately.
“With the opioid crisis out of control and threatening people’s lives, we must employ a stronger public health approach to help…
March 2, 2018
On Sunday 4 March, the Canadian Public Health Association, HPV Awareness, and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, will be joining forces with over 80 organizations worldwide to mark the first international HPV awareness day. The goal of the day is to spark conversation and promote a worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and research materials about human papillomaviruses (HPV) and their associated diseases.
February 12, 2018
New evidence and recent developments regarding e-cigarettes have reinforced ongoing concerns regarding Bill S-5 (the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act), leading a number of tobacco control groups and other health organizations to call for parts of the legislation, now headed to the Standing Committee on Health for hearings starting
Over 500 Canadian scientists and doctors urge the Prime Minister to strengthen the nation’s toxics and pollution law
February 12, 2018
Scientist sign-on letter calls on the federal government to reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
A letter signed by over 540 scientists and doctors from across the country urges the federal government to update Canada’s main pollution and toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, before Spring 2018. The letter is in response to a recent review of the Act conducted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development that made
February 9, 2018The Canadian Public Health Association congratulates the Government of Canada for proposing regulations that would require front-of-package labelling for sugars, sodium and saturated fat, as part of its overarching Healthy Eating Strategy.
November 30, 2017On World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Canadian Public Health Association calls upon all levels of governments, non-governmental organizations, service providers and citizens to reflect on and to refocus our collective efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections every year, and tackle the barriers—including stigma—that hinder HIV prevention, testing and support.
November 22, 2017The Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century commends the government on its investment of $40 billion over 10 years to support a national housing strategy. “There is a clear relationship between health outcomes, and the availability, affordability and quality of housing,” said Eric Mang, co-chair of CCPH21. “Until today, Canada was the only G7 country without a national housing strategy; we’re very pleased that the government has chosen to act.”
November 2, 2017OTTAWA, ON – 2 November 2017 – The Canadian Public Health Association and Lancet Countdown launched Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario today, presenting seven policy recommendations related to health and climate change in Canada.
Media Advisory: Launching Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Brief with health and climate change data
October 31, 2017OTTAWA – As part of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, co-authors will present key findings and recommendations from both the international report and the Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017, a Canadian-specific brief that focuses on key indicators that are particularly relevant in the Canadian context.