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Canadian Public Health Association

Standing Committees

Committees exist to do the pre-work of the Board of Directors. They analyze issues and present options and recommendations to the Board. They do not speak on behalf of the Board. Each committee chair, in most cases, will be an appropriately-skilled Board member to facilitate the committee process and coordinate its work.

We currently have four standing committees:

  • The Finance Committee supports the Association’s operational planning and budgeting processes while developing and monitoring a long-term financial plan.
  • The Honorary Awards Committee supports the Board in recognizing individuals who and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health.
  • The Nominating Committee supports Board sustainability through succession planning and the implementation of a nominating process by which Board members are elected by the membership.
  • The Public Policy Committee assists in identifying issues, suggesting priorities, developing options and providing recommendations to the Board regarding our policy positions.

While not a standing committee, we also have a Student and Early-career Professional Committee that provides advice to the Student Director on how we can continue to effectively engage students and early career professionals.