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.


  • Current alcohol policies give Canadians a hangover
    CPHA applauds the Government of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada on the release of The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada. While drinking alcohol is widely accepted in Canadian society, it is not a harmless activity. Alcohol consumption is linked to over 200 different diseases, conditions and types of injuries – a fact that Canada’s alcohol industry would prefer be glossed over.
  • Strategic Plan

    The context for public health in Canada and globally is changing and the Board has developed an innovative plan that will steer the Association into a hopeful future. Recent changes in Canada also provide CPHA with a unique opportunity to advance the public health perspective on a number of pressing issues.

  • Public Health Notice: Zika Virus

    The Public Health Agency of Canada has recently confirmed travel-related cases of Zika virus from Central and South America. Since Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites, travellers to Central and South America, particularly pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant, should protect themselves from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes known to transmit the virus to humans are not present in Canada.

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  • Webinar exploring STBBIs and related stigma

    On November 4, 2015, CPHA and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre hosted an interactive webinar exploring sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) and related stigma. During the webinar, participants were provided with practical strategies and tools that can help to create safer and more inclusive spaces for clients seeking STBBI-related services.

  • 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.