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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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B.C.’s drug decriminalization experiment starts today. Toronto and other jurisdictions are watching

January 30, 2023 Toronto Public Health says it continues working with Health Canada on a revised version of its initial decriminalization proposal.

It’s time to re-wire the structures of Canada’s public health systems

December 20, 2022 Re-wiring public health systems is not about spending more money in the same old ways. It’s about assessing what public health systems should be doing.

The time has come to strengthen public health systems in Canada

December 13, 2022 Today, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) launches an advocacy campaign calling for governments across Canada to strengthen the foundations of public health systems, making them cohesive, comprehensive and accountable. As a first step, our brief Strengthening Public Health Systems in Can…
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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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Looking for a job in public health?

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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