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.


  • 2017 Call for Board Nominations

    If you are passionate about public health, like working in a collaborative environment, and have dedicated time to volunteer, you may have what it takes to be a Director on CPHA’s Board of Directors. CPHA’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for general election of four (4) Directors to take office for a two-year period commencing January 1, 2018. CPHA’s Nominating Committee is also seeking nominees from among its student members for one (1) Student Director for a two‐year term of office beginning January 1, 2018. The nomination forms must be received by the office of the Executive Director, addressed to the Nominating Committee, on or before 17:00 ET September 7, 2017.

  • 2016 Annual Report

    As the only national public health association in Canada, we champion a public health perspective on important public policy discussions that impact the health and well-being of Canadians. Major efforts in 2016 centered on substance use, health and the environment, healthy childhood development, and healthy living.

  • Public Health 2017

    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.

  • Public Health: A Conceptual Framework
    This document is an attempt to define the basics of public health, and will continue to develop as the practice evolves. The foundation of all public health activities are the concepts of social justice and health equity, which relate to the social determinants of health.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care

    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.