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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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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…

A Call for a Public Health Approach to Peace and Security

May 20, 2024 As an organization committed to advancing public health in Canada and globally, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) reiterates its call for a public health approach to peace and security, emphasizing the critical importance of respecting health and human rights. The impact of armed con…

Statement on Transgender and Gender-diverse Rights and Health

May 7, 2024 The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, provincial and territorial human rights codes, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child all recognize the right of children and youth to live free from discrimination, including that related to their sex, gender, gender identity and gender expres…
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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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