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Canadian Public Health Association

Indigenous Advisory Council call for volunteers

CPHA is committed to working with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their governments in realizing meaningful truth and reconciliation. To continue to guide this work, CPHA’s Board of Directors is now calling on CPHA members to volunteer for the Indigenous Advisory Council.

The Indigenous Advisory Council will:

  • Serve as an advisory body with respect to Indigenous perspectives on the public policy issues CPHA intends to address through its public policy development and advocacy processes;
  • Ensure that Indigenous perspectives are meaningfully incorporated into proposed new or modified existing positions and policy advice on public health issues;
  • Provide advice concerning the implications of proposed position or policy statements for Indigenous Peoples;
  • Provide advice on CPHA’s policy advocacy strategy, related government relations strategy and policy communications directed to governments and other stakeholders; and
  • Generate and propose issues for consideration by the Board of Directors.

Meetings (generally teleconferences) will be held at least four (4) times each year, or as often as necessary to complete the work of the Council. Meetings will be scheduled for two (2) hours and it is anticipated that two (2) hours of preparation time will be required in advance of each meeting.

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer position, please submit a short (150-word maximum) description of your reason(s) for applying by 12 November 2019. If you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the Terms of Reference, please contact CPHA’s Communications Department.


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