Welcome to CPHA

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.


  • Election Campaign 2015 & Public Health
    Where is “public health” in the debates and electoral platforms? Let your voice be heard in support of public health!

    A federal election offers an opportunity for CPHA members to assess the platforms of all federal political parties and to question the candidates on how each party intends to address public health issues. The Campaign 2015 site is designed to brief you as to what CPHA members believe should be on the political parties’ radar, to give you easy access to the parties’ platforms, and to provide tools to help you engage candidates in your riding. 
  • Save the date for Public Health 2016
    CPHA will be back in Ontario June 13 to 16 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto for Public Health 2016. Mark your calendars for what is sure to be an inspiring and insightful gathering of knowledge exchange and engagement in the public health community.

    Launch Call for Submissions: October 8
  • Examples of Health Literacy in Practice
    Examples of Health Literacy in Practice resource 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.

  • 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 our hope is to create 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.