The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
CPHA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held Wednesday 7 June 2017 from 12:00-13:45 (ADT), Room 100, World Trade & Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Members not attending the AGM are invited to forward their written comments to the Chair of the Board Directors no later than Monday 5 June 2017. If you have any questions regarding these documents or the AGM, please contact Karen Spiess.
In an effort to support frontline service providers in the provision of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI)-related services in Canada, CPHA is pleased to release a number of tools that focus on 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.
Public Health 2017 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.
In 2014, CPHA released the discussion paper, A New Approach to Managing Illegal Psychoactive Substances in Canada, which defines a public health approach to this issue. CPHA participated in study tours to Colorado and Washington, and at Public Health 2016, hosted a workshop to investigate various aspects of a public health approach to the legalization and regulation of cannabis. The expert advice received through these discussions informed this submission to the federal Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation.
Early childhood education and care plays an important part in healthy childhood development and provides valuable support to families with young children. Canada, however, does not have a pan-Canadian approach to ECEC and CPHA calls on the Federal government to work with provinces and territories to establish a pan-Canadian early childhood education and care strategy.