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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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New report identifies five key climate solutions municipalities should undertake: public health agencies need funding to make it happen

November 28, 2023 While climate change is already having a significant negative impact on human health, many of the actions needed to prevent further global warming can also produce immediate and significant population health and health equity benefits in the jurisdictions that choose to act. The report entitled …

Canada’s health systems under strain from climate change: new policy brief

November 14, 2023 Climate change will continue to have devastating impacts on health and human lives, further straining health systems and nullifying any possibility for adaptation, unless ambitious climate action is urgently undertaken, warns a new policy brief by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurs…

Statement from the Canadian Public Health Association on the occasion of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 30, 2023 Trigger warning: The information and experiences discussed in this statement may cause trauma triggered by memories of past abuse and deep intergenerational impacts. The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, seven …
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Policy & Position Statements

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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From community-based positions to academic postings, Canada’s major public health employers advertise their job openings with CPHA. Check out our listing of current opportunities from across the country! Remember to acknowledge that you saw the posting at

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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


CPHA's office is located on the ancestral, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg. 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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