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Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association

We are the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government.

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Toronto-area rapper blames systemic racism for months of misdiagnosis

December 4, 2019 In 2018, the Canadian Public Health Association acknowledged that “we are all either overtly or inadvertently racist and that the influence of this racism affects the health of individuals and populations” and offered several recommendations for all levels of government and health-care providers, i…

Alberta private member’s bill to protect doctors’ conscience rights rejected by committee

November 22, 2019 Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association, welcomed the committee’s vote. He said the proposed bill would have shifted the power of decision-making further away from patients. “You already have a powerful entity, the doctor, and this is another layer of privilege …

L’influence néfaste de l’industrie de l’amiante

November 19, 2019 L’AIC attaque ceux qui s’opposent à l’utilisation de l’amiante chrysotile – par exemple, les Associations médicales du Québec et du Canada, les Sociétés du cancer du Québec et du Canada, les Associations de santé publique du Québec et du Canada, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, la Commission in…
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We promote the public health perspective and evidence to government leaders and policy-makers. We are a catalyst for change that improves health and well-being for all.

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As an independent, non-governmental organization, we provide timely, evidence-informed public health guidance and perspectives to public health professionals and policy makers.

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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


CPHA's office is located on the original, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. They have been the guardians of this land for millennia and CPHA is grateful for the example their stewardship provides. CPHA is committed to working with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their governments in realizing meaningful truth and reconciliation.

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