Advocacy Activities

Current activities
Mental health and addictions
Signatory on a statement in support of prison-based needle and syringe programs
Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada. June 17, 2016. Co-hosted with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Truth and Reconciliation
Exploring CPHA’s role in reconciliation with Canada’s first peoples by engaging in conversations with representative groups across the country to hear from them what they think would be helpful and appropriate
Health and the environments
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Stewardship
  • CPHA comments submitted in response to a Public Consultation on Proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations Veterinary Drugs - AMR
  • Participated in an invitational session on AMR stewardship in June 2016 and supports organizations that are well positioned to address this topic such as the Public Health Physicians of Canada
  • CPHA Statement of Concern - 2014
A Code Change Request submission to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes to request the removal of asbestos and asbestos-related materials from Canadian building and plumbing codes. It builds on CPHA’s long-term position on asbestos
Healthy living
CPHA will co-present with the Canadian Produce Marketing Association to the Healthy Communities Steering Committee
Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada advocating for the inclusion of human papilloma virus (HPV) as one of the devastating epidemics to be addressed by the Global Fund
Letter to Canada’s Minister of Health to develop and implement a federal plan for the prevention of sexually-transmitted and other blood-borne infections
Letter to Canada’s Minister of Science to consider the value of a Chief Science Officer who has a background in health to help ensure that the Government of Canada consider the health impact of policies across all departments, thereby ensuring a whole of government approach to the health and well-being of Canadians

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