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Canadian Public Health Association


Preventing Youth Dating Violence: Building capacity for comprehensive sexuality education in Canada

October 1, 2018 - September 1, 2023

CPHA, in partnership with the Centre for Sexuality, is adapting a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum and evaluating its effectiveness as an intervention for youth dating violence prevention. By applying a broad understanding of sexual health and well-being, CPHA aims to address healthy sexual relationships free of violence. The project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada through the Preventing Gender-Based Violence: the Health Perspective – Teen/Youth Dating Violence Prevention initiative.

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. The project aims to offer access to the latest evidence-based products, resources and tools via the Canadian Vaccination Evidence Resource and Exchange Centre (CANVax). CANVax is an online database of curated resources to support immunization program planning and promotional activities 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 (STBBI) - such as HIV, hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and human papillomavirus - continue to represent important public health issues in Canada. CPHA, in collaboration with various professionals, organizations and individuals with living experience, has developed a suite of professional development and knowledge translation resources focused on the reduction of stigma associated with sexuality, substance use and STBBIs.

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

December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2019

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…

Project Play

December 1, 2015 - December 1, 2018

Unstructured play is a child's right and is integral to healthy development. It is play where children follow their own ideas without a defined purpose or outcome. Unfortunately children’s access to this type of play is increasingly limited. The goal of Project Play is to reduce this trend by providing tools and undertaking advocacy.

CPHA acknowledges and thanks the Lawson Foundation and our Project Manager, Christine Alden, for their generous support. We also thank our fellow grantees for their continuing support in reviewing and providing directions for various components of th…