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Creation of a Canadian Immunization Resource Centre

July 21, 2017 - March 31, 2021

CPHA has been funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Immunization Partnership Fund to undertake the Creation of a Canadian Immunization Resource Centre project. It aims to offer access to the latest evidence-based products, resources and tools via a centralized online immunization resource centre to increase understanding and capacity to improve vaccine acceptance and uptake in Canada.

Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections and Related Stigma

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2022

The prevention, treatment and management of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)—such as HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and human papillomavirus—continue to represent important public health issues in Canada. However, stigma and discrimination within health and social service settings often complicate public health efforts by acting as barriers to people who try to access and use STBBI-related services. Reducing stigma and discrimination requires more than one approach. Stigma and discrimination arise from individuals' attitudes, values, beliefs and practices in addition to health and social service organizations' policies, procedures, culture and environment.

A Public Health Approach to Cannabis (and Other Substances): Prevention, Health Promotion, Surveillance and Capacity Building

December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2018

CPHA has been funded by Health Canada, through the Substance Use and Addictions Program, to undertake a project entitled “A public health approach to cannabis (and other substances): Prevention, health promotion, surveillance and capacity building”. To support a public health approach to cannabis (and other substances), CPHA will engage a range of individuals and organizations from the health, public health and social service communities to enhance their knowledge of, and capacity to address issues related to cannabis and other substance use. Overal…


Increasing Opportunities for Risky Play: A Risk Mitigation Policy Toolkit

December 1, 2015 - December 1, 2018

Canadians are increasingly concerned about managing the risks their children assume, and often limit their access to the benefits of risky, self-directed play. Risky play provides children the opportunity to explore their personal limits, and learn to manage risk and work with other people. Meanwhile the concerns of city and school board officials are focused on increased insurance liability costs and the likelihood of tort law suits that might result from accidents in play areas and school grounds. This short-term approach plays against the longer term benefits of providing children the o…