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Canadian Public Health Association


Voting opened at 0:01 (ET) on 9 October 2018 and will close at 23:59 (ET) on 15 November 2018


According to CPHA’s By-laws, the Chair-Elect shall be elected by the Voting Members as both an Officer and Director in accordance with the Election Procedures.


In response to an open Call for Nominations sent to all members, CPHA received five nominations for four Director positions. Qualified voters are entitled to one vote for each of the four Director positions. Click a name to view the candidate’s profile.

Every member in good standing as of 30 September 2018 and not in arrears to the Association for any fee or levy, is qualified to vote.

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All candidates have provided a statement and were encouraged to submit a photo, video, and link to a professional profile to help you make your choices.

While you may not know every candidate, by reading their profiles you will be able to compare the candidates and make an informed decision. You can vote for any of the candidates—whether or not you know them or whether or not they are from your region.

As engaged members of the Association, it’s important that you have your say and vote before the close of elections at 23:59 (ET) on 15 November 2018.

What makes an ideal candidate for CPHA’s Board of Directors?

When reviewing the candidates’ profiles, keep in mind that CPHA’s Board of Directors is a policy governance board that requires a balance of pre-identified skills. Governance excellence requires members who can think conceptually and with a long-term perspective, and who are able to welcome a diversity of opinions.

To ensure CPHA is governed with vision and strength, the CPHA Board of Directors should include Directors who are working in a range of roles and public health disciplines and who indicate:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of CPHA;
  • Ability to commit time and resources to serve on the Board and its committees, attend the annual conference, and represent CPHA, as requested;
  • Facility as a team player with effective connections to networks and organizations working on public health issues; and
  • Demonstrated leadership in the public health sector.

Board members also require:

  • Governance experience, including some familiarity with financial systems and risk management issues; and
  • Interest in local, regional, pan-Canadian and global public health issues.

Valuable skills include:

  • High‐level understanding of organizational development and effectiveness; and
  • Advocacy experience on public health issues, with an understanding of policy development and political systems that impact implementation.

For 2019-2020, CPHA is seeking particular expertise in:

  • Distinct needs of diverse populations and communities;
  • Financial systems and risk management;
  • Public health disciplines such as nutrition, inspection, biostatistics and epidemiology, medicine, public health dentistry, health promotion, nursing, veterinary sciences;
  • Membership engagement; and
  • Advocacy and policy development.