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Canadian Public Health Association

Webinar Series

CPHA hosts webinars for students, trainees, and early career professionals. The webinars are a combination of mentorship sessions featuring speakers working in various public health professions and skills-building sessions that will provide participants with career-related tips and tools.

The webinars occur monthly from September to March from 12:00-1:00 pm ET.


  • Free for CPHA members
  • Free for Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) members in select months
  • $12 each for non-members


Registration for each webinar opens in the month preceding the date of the webinar.

Space is limited. Please notify CPHA Communications if you are no longer able to attend.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

A cancellation notice must be received at least 24-hours prior to the webinar in order to receive a full refund, if applicable. Please notify CPHA Communications if you are no longer able to attend.


If you have any questions about the webinar series, please send a message to CPHA Communications.

Stay tuned for the 2017-2018 series!


Public health in practice

April 4, 2017 12:00pm EDT

Il peut être difficile de s’y retrouver entre les nombreuses possibilités de carrière. Dans ce panel, nous présenterons les parcours et les expériences personnelles uniques de trois types de praticiens de la santé publique.

Networking and advancing your career with mentors and advisors

March 1, 2017 12:00pm EST

Developing and maintaining professional relationships beyond your fellow students and/or coworkers is essential for any career in public health. But how do you do this, especially at an early stage of career? The ability to network is critical, and like any skill, it takes practice and refinement. Having mentors and advisors can make a tremendous difference in your ability to perform to your highest potential on the job.

Public health research in an academic setting

February 2, 2017 12:00pm EST

A career in public health can take you anywhere. Dr. Hyshka’s path started with an undergraduate lecture on illicit drug policy and led to a faculty appointment conducting applied health services and policy research at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. In this webinar, Dr. Hyshka will overview her own career trajectory, how she developed a research interest in substance misuse, and a snapshot of her day-to-day activities.

Public health careers outside of the public health sector

January 4, 2017 12:00pm EST

An MPH degree can take you anywhere. Just because you have a public health degree it’s unrealistic to expect you will get a job in the public health sector… nor should you necessarily want to! This webinar will feature some “non-traditional” careers chosen by people with public health backgrounds. The presenters will share how public health skills and competencies set them apart in the workforce.


Finding a public health practicum placement

December 1, 2016 12:00pm EST

Most Canadian schools and programs of public and population health require that students fulfil a practicum placement as a graduation requirement. This webinar will provide tips and lessons learned that will help students who need to find a public health practicum placement regardless of the varied practicum placement approaches at different universities.

Getting a job in public health with an MPH

November 1, 2016 12:00pm EDT

When it comes to searching for a job, you can’t rely on Google. Searching for a job in public health with an MPH involves knowing the job landscape and having a professional online presence. This webinar will provide tips and tricks on job searching, developing your online presence, and tailoring your resume and cover letter for a job in public health. The presenter has a background in human resources and public health.

Canada’s public health system

October 6, 2016 12:00pm EDT

Anyone with an interest in public health will benefit from a greater understanding of the structure and organization of public health systems in Canada. As one of the world’s most federated systems, how public health is organized, the services it provides, and by whom they are provided can vary dramatically by province and territory.

Leadership in public health

September 14, 2016 12:00pm EDT

What does it take to be a leader in public health? The field of public health is inherently multidisciplinary and is made up of a wide range of professionals – physicians, nurses, public health inspectors, health promoters, epidemiologists, nutritionists, dental professionals, and more. Yet we stand united around the concept of leadership.