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Public Health 2023 - CPHA Virtual Conference

June 19, 2023

Public Health 2023 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. It is a gathering of leaders and change agents from public, private and voluntary organizations that contribute to health and wellness. It is the largest annual public health gathering in Canada and a key knowledge exchange event. CPHA’s annual conference will provide a dynamic virtual environment to facilitate knowledge sharing of provocative content developed exclusively for the public health community. 

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Honouring public health professionals' commitment to Canadians

June 13, 2023

Each year, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) honours individuals or organizations who provide outstanding service to their community and profession. CPHA’s members nominate candidates for the awards and the recipients are selected by CPHA’s Awards Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors. CPHA is pleased to announce the following recipients of its 2023 Honorary Awards to be presented during its annual general meeting on Wednesday 14 June 2023:

CECILIA BENOIT, FRSC
R.D. Defries and Honorary Life Membership

Dr. Cecilia Benoit’s…


Canadian Immunization Conference scientific abstracts

April 21, 2023

The Canadian Immunization Conference features the latest research on immunization, including close to 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations. The 2023 edition of the conference marks the first time the Canadian immunization community has met in person since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstracts cover vaccine-preventable diseases such as mpox, measles, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and human papillomavirus (HPV) along with a diverse range of topics including health equity, vaccine confidence, and vaccine communications.

The following scientific…


Canadian Immunization Conference features latest immunization research

April 20, 2023

The Canadian Immunization Conference features the latest research on immunization, including close to 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations. The 2023 edition of the conference marks the first time the Canadian immunization community has met in person since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place during National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW). Abstracts cover vaccine-preventable diseases such as mpox, measles, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and human papillomavirus (HPV) along with a diverse range of topics including health equity,…


2022

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 Canada calls on federal leadership to:

  • Underpin systems with a common understanding of core public health functions;
  • Define a shared set of population health goals to shape services and accountabilities;

Bold action needed: New Policy Brief on Health and Climate Change in Canada

October 25, 2022

Climate change is undermining the foundations of human health and gravely affecting Canada’s health systems, warns a new Policy Brief published today, supported by both the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, and the Canadian Public Health Association. In order to protect them, we must collectively recognize that human health and Earth’s natural processes are intertwined – interconnections long acknowledged within Indigenous perspectives – and governments must invest in a sustainable future and transition to an economy explicitly centered around the health and…


Statement from the Canadian Public Health Association on the occasion of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

September 30, 2022

Trigger warning: The information and experiences discussed in this statement may cause trauma invoked by memories of past abuse, and deep intergenerational impacts. The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca.

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) recognizes that Truth and Reconciliation is an ongoing…


Canadian Public Health Association welcomes re-appointment of Dr. Theresa Tam as the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

June 27, 2022

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the re-appointment of Dr. Theresa Tam as the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada for an additional three-year term.

“Dr. Tam has provided essential public health leadership throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic that is not yet over,” said Ian Culbert, CPHA’s Executive Director. “As the country continues to deal with COVID-19 and the possibility of a surge of multiple respiratory viruses this Autumn, continuity in leadership will prove essential.”

Canada faces a number of concurrent public health crises: COVID-19…


Public Health 2022 - CPHA Virtual Conference

June 8, 2022

Public Health 2022 is the meeting place for the public health community to connect, collaborate, innovate, inspire, share and learn. It is a gathering of leaders and change agents from public, private and voluntary organizations that contribute to health and wellness. It is the largest annual public health gathering in Canada and a key knowledge exchange event. CPHA’s annual conference will provide a dynamic virtual environment to facilitate knowledge sharing of provocative content developed exclusively for the public health community. 

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2021

Health organizations and professionals call on Government of Canada to live up to commitments on vaccine equity

December 14, 2021

In an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, 30 health organizations and 644 health professionals are calling on the Government of Canada to dedicate more resources to supporting the equitable global supply of vaccines.

The letter calls on the Government of Canada to take three specific actions:

  1. Support the temporary waiver of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (