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Canadian Public Health Association



Thank you for your patience during this challenging time as we work through numerous issues associated with rescheduling a national conference during a public health emergency. While we are living with uncertainty on a day-to-day basis, we remain hopeful for the future.

We also want to express our immense gratitude and support for everyone who is part of the response to COVID-19. We are all in this together, but those with direct responsibility for testing, contact tracing, treatment, and support are owed a huge thank you from the entire country.

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. CPHA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the guidelines from public health authorities concerning public events. Currently, given our contractual and financial obligations in Winnipeg, we have no choice but to reschedule Public Health 2020.

We have been able to secure 14-16 October 2020 (Wednesday-Friday) as the new dates. We recognize that the week of Thanksgiving is not ideal, but it is the only option available. We are exploring technological solutions should an in-person event ultimately not be possible.


All registered participants have been contacted via email regarding their options. If you are a registered participant and did not receive correspondence, please email Registration will re-open on 1 June 2020.


Many airlines have revised their cancellation and change policies. Please work directly with your travel agent or airline. CPHA is unable to provide refunds for travel expenses.


All accepted presenters have been contacted regarding their presentation. If you are a presenter and have not received correspondence, please email


Information regarding a rescheduled Annual General Meeting has been provided to members separately.


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We appreciate the financial support we receive from our corporate sponsors.

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