Developing and Communicating Local Data
CPHA has compiled the most recent publicly available tools and resources from jurisdictions across Canada. We believe this will aid health and social service providers in service delivery and program development.
What does the evidence say about cannabis?
CPHA has gathered current seminal research, governmental reports, and other evidence-based information concerning a public health approach to cannabis. Here you can find a bibliographic guide to current facets of a public health approach to cannabis in Canada, reports and information concerning the effects of cannabis legalization in non-Canadian contexts, and other reports and documents concerning the health effects of cannabis.
Cannabis-What’s happening across Canada?
CPHA has compiled provincial, regional and local reports, as well as federal documents to increase understanding of cannabis legalization across varying contexts and jurisdictions within Canada.
Cannabis Community Consultations Reports
The community consultations conducted across Canada gathered health, public health and social service providers’ understanding of, and capacity to, address cannabis use through three main themes: 1) harm reduction and health promotion, 2) data and surveillance, and 3) community capacity. These reports are a summary of the consultations conducted and are provided here to show both the commonalities and differences between communities. We hope these reports may be used by their communities to increase local capacity to address cannabis use. New reports will be added when available.
Cannabis Resources for Providers
These resources are intended to assist providers in addressing cannabis use through a public health approach. Here you can find resources developed by CPHA based on community consultations and evidence-based information about cannabis. As we continue to hear from providers across Canada and evidence emerges, more resources and tools will be created, so be sure to bookmark this page!
Toolkit to increase unstructured play
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. This toolkit provides evidence-based tools and resources to inform decision-making and reduce concerns in order to increase access to unstructured play in school and municipal settings. The toolkit also responds to common parent/guardian perceptions. Resources are available in French and English.
Workshops focused on reducing STBBI-related stigma
In collaboration with the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, we developed the content for three workshops focused on reducing STBBI-related stigma. These workshop resources, including a facilitation manual, a participant workbook and the presentation slides, will help you facilitate a training workshop in your community. The content from the three workshops can also be combined to create a more comprehensive training opportunity.
- Exploring STBBIs and stigma: An introductory workshop for health and social service providers
- Moving beyond the basics: An advanced workshop about sexual health, substance use, STBBIs and stigma
- Challenging organizational stigma: Providing safer and more inclusive sexual health, harm reduction and STBBI-related services
Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections (STBBIs) and Related Stigma
In an effort to support frontline service providers in the provision of STBBI-related services, CPHA has developed a number of resources that underscore the individual and organizational factors required to enhance services and reduce STBBI-related stigma, and ultimately improve health outcomes for those affected by or living with STBBIs.
Developing core competencies for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) prevention
Webinar series on the reduction of stigma related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections
CPHA hosted a series of webinars to increase understanding of the stigma associated with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) as well as sexuality and/or substance use more broadly. As part of this webinar series, we invited the public health community to share their knowledge and expertise on reducing STBBI-related stigma.
- Improving health equity in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities
- "I’m a prostitute, so, can you check me?" Exploring sex work stigma in healthcare
- Stigma and syndemics as drivers of recent syphilis infection among gay and bisexual men
- Reducing STBBI-related stigma through the protection of privacy and confidentiality
- An advanced discussion about STBBIs and stigma
- Stigma 101: A webinar for health and social service providers
Frontline Health: Beyond Health Care
CPHA has a long and recognized history of work on the social determinants of health. We are proud of this legacy and created a discussion around the social determinants of health both within the public health community as well as with the public, as a means of moving the social determinants of health agenda forward with political leaders and decision-makers in other sectors.
Stop Smoking: A Smoking Cessation Resource for Those Who Work with Women
Respecting the Air We Breathe
Young adults are a priority population for tobacco control in Canada. Respecting the Air We Breathe examined young adults as a target audience for second-hand tobacco smoke messages.
Eliminating Tobacco in Canada: Public Health Priorities, Capacity, and Comprehensive Action
Public Health~Community Health Nursing in Canada: Preparation & Practice
Creating a Certified Public Health Professional Designation for Canada’s Public Health Workforce
Creating a Certified Public Health Professional Designation engaged Canada’s public health community in assessing the utility of a Certified Public Health Professional (CPHP) designation in Canada and informing the development of tools and a certification framework. With funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, CPHA consulted with the public health community to develop a framework and conduct a pilot test of a certification program for public health in Canada and provide recommendations for national implementation.
Examples of Health Literacy in Practice
Examples of Health Literacy in Practice provides a snapshot of the substantial and varied range of work taking place to address health literacy in Canada. This resource provides information on some of the approaches that can inform health literacy activities, programs and policies.
Expert Panel on Health Literacy
Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe
In the absence of a cure for HIV, the development of vaccines and other new prevention technologies (NPTs) to prevent HIV infection offers one of the greatest promises for slowing the epidemic. This document examines public health’s knowledge, information needs, roles, opportunities, challenges and capacity to introduce and deliver NPTs in Canada. The report presents the findings of various data collection methods including consultations, a literature search/review, key informant interviews and a nationwide online survey of public health stakeholders.
- Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe (Synthesis)
- Preparing the Canadian Public Health Community for New HIV Prevention Technologies: Understanding the Knowledge, Information Needs and Potential Role of Public Health Workers in Canada and Learning from the Experiences in Southeast Europe (Survey)
M.O.V.E (Mind Over Violence Everywhere)
M.O.V.E. is a series of youth-directed workshops that uses art, improvisational theatre, sports, music and group work to deal with themes of violence prevention. Participants develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and peer mediation. Using a variety of engaging techniques, the program stresses rights and responsibilities, assertiveness training, and community relations. The energy, experiences and creative thinking of young people has provided the momentum for this dynamic program. Together, youth and community members are “M.O.V.E.ing” to prevent violence.
Caring For You and Your Baby
Public Consultation on Xenotransplantation
In 2000, CPHA agreed to consult with the Canadian public on the health, ethical, legal, economic and social issues related to xenotransplantation and to report to the Minister of Health on the results of those consultations.
Anti-bullying: Best practices
CPHA's Assessment Toolkit for Bullying, Harassment and Peer Relations at School provides a standard way to measure the nature and prevalence of school peer relationship problems, standards for quality programs, and a common set of tools to assess the impact of school-based programs. From a public health perspective, it provides an overview of what works and what doesn’t, foundations for best practice standards, and outlines the core school components. CPHA’s toolkit includes tips for students, parents, teachers and administrators in the form of a handout and checklist that can be …
- CPHA Safe School Study
- The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth
- Bullying, School Exclusion and Literacy
- Assessment Toolkit for Bullying, Harassment, and Peer Relations at School
- Tools to do the survey
- Parental knowledge of child-reported bully-victim and sexual harassment problems in seven Canadian schools: Implications for policy and program development
Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management through Dialogue, Planning and Assessment
In 2007/2008, CPHA worked with four health regions across the country to pilot a new chronic disease planning tool to help bring a comprehensive approach into regional dialogue and planning. The tool presents eight critical success factors for strengthening chronic disease prevention and management, with guiding questions for each.
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Introduction
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Tool
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - How-to Guide
- A Tool for Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention and Management - Case Studies