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2018

Over 500 Canadian scientists and doctors urge the Prime Minister to strengthen the nation’s toxics and pollution law

February 12, 2018

Scientist sign-on letter calls on the federal government to reform the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)
 
A letter signed by over 540 scientists and doctors from across the country urges the federal government to update Canada’s main pollution and toxics law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, before Spring 2018. The letter is in response to a recent review of the Act conducted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development that made


Public health applauds new proposed regulations requiring front-of-package labelling

February 9, 2018

The Canadian Public Health Association  congratulates the Government of Canada for proposing regulations that would require front-of-package labelling for sugars, sodium and saturated fat, as part of its overarching Healthy Eating Strategy.

2017

World AIDS Day provides an opportunity to reflect on and refocus Canada’s collective efforts

November 30, 2017

On World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Canadian Public Health Association calls upon all levels of governments, non-governmental organizations, service providers and citizens to reflect on and to refocus our collective efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections every year, and tackle the barriers—including stigma—that hinder HIV prevention, testing and support.

National public health coalition commends Government of Canada on national housing strategy

November 22, 2017

The Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century commends the government on its investment of $40 billion over 10 years to support a national housing strategy. “There is a clear relationship between health outcomes, and the availability, affordability and quality of housing,” said Eric Mang, co-chair of CCPH21. “Until today, Canada was the only G7 country without a national housing strategy; we’re very pleased that the government has chosen to act.”

Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Policy Brief with health and climate change data launched

November 2, 2017

OTTAWA, ON – 2 November 2017 – The Canadian Public Health Association and Lancet Countdown launched Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario today, presenting seven policy recommendations related to health and climate change in Canada.

Media Advisory: Launching Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Brief with health and climate change data

October 31, 2017

OTTAWA – As part of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, co-authors will present key findings and recommendations from both the international report and the Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017, a Canadian-specific brief that focuses on key indicators that are particularly relevant in the Canadian context.

National Groups Call for Ambitious Implementation of Canada’s Climate Framework

September 14, 2017

Today a group of national organizations issued an open letter to the Canadian government championing the swift and uncompromising implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth. In the letter, signatories offer their assistance to the Canadian government on implementing specific elements of the Framework. Signatories emphasize the comprehensive and interconnected nature of the Framework, which requires that each of its pieces be carried forward with the utmost integrity so that Canada stays true to its climate commitments and moves forward with just economic transition. 

2017 Honorary Awards

June 6, 2017

HALIFAX, NS – June 6, 2017 – CPHA is pleased to celebrate the recipients of its 2017 Honorary Awards.

Public Health 2017 highlights the latest public health research

June 5, 2017

HALIFAX, NS – June 5, 2017 – Public Health 2017 the Annual Conference of the Canadian Public Health Association, features the latest public health research including more than 200 oral abstracts and poster presentations.

Public Health 2017

May 30, 2017

HALIFAX, NS – May 30, 2017 – Public Health 2017 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.