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.


  • Sex Work in Canada: A Public Health Perspective
    The exchange of sexual services for money or goods has taken place in one form or another since the dawn of time and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Public Health works within this context and acknowledges the real life situation involved in sex work. The goal of a Public Health approach is to make sex work safe for both the sex worker and client. In response to the ongoing debate regarding sex work, CPHA developed a position statement on sex work in Canada that addresses the issue from a public health perspective.
Travel Immunization Record
  • Travel Immunization Record
    Orders received by November 28 will receive an additional 25% savings when you place your order online. To take advantage of this special offer, enter the code TRAVEL when placing your order. For more information, contact CPHA Publication Sales online or call 613-725-3769, ext. 211
  • Can I tell you about Anxiety?
    Megan, a young girl with an anxiety disorder, invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
  • 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.


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