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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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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024

June 21, 2024 On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrates and honors the rich cultures, traditions, and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. Today, we acknowledge the deep-rooted histories and enduring resilience of Indigenous communi…

Partial truths from politicians won’t fix the toxic drug crisis

June 19, 2024 by Ian Culbert and Natalie Brender The Hill Times, Opinion  June 19, 2024 Recent efforts by political leaders to reverse progressive policies intended to address the toxic drug crisis are misguided. People who use drugs are not the only ones being harmed by several actions: British Columb…

Canadian Public Health Association condemns Ontario’s expansion of alcohol sales

May 24, 2024 The Canadian Public Health Association expresses concern and disapproval over the recent announcement by the Ontario government regarding the expansion of alcohol sales to include convenience stores, grocery stores, and big-box stores. This decision is alarming in light of the extensive evidence…
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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

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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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