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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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A Trojan Horse at the gates: Alberta Court of Appeal finds federal carbon tax unconstitutional

February 26, 2020 The Attorney General of Canada defended the constitutionality of the Act on one basis only; namely, that it falls within the “national concern” doctrine of Parliament’s POGG power. Canada characterized the matter of national concern as “establishing minimum national standards that are integral to r…

Tiny pest, massive impact

January 25, 2020 Benita Cohen says people who work in public health are "very concerned" about mental health — but the sector is chronically underfunded. As a result, resources have often been focused on addressing legally mandated activities such as disease surveillance, communicable-disease control — including va…

Half Your Plate Partnership with 2020 Olympic team qualifier Florence Maheu

January 17, 2020 The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Cancer Society partnered in 2014 to create the Half Your Plate initiative with the goal of improving fruit and vegetable consumption in Canada. These organizations, w…
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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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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 cpha.ca.

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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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