CPHA Applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling Acknowledging Discrimination of First Nations Children
January 28, 2016OTTAWA, ON – January 28, 2016 – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for its ruling acknowledging the systemic racism that resulted in discrimination of First Nations children in Canada. “We are pleased with the Tribunal’s ruling acknowledging inequitable and insufficient funding for services to First Nations children,” says Ardene Robinson Vollman, Chair of CPHA’s Board of Directors. “It is now time for all parties to act swiftly but prudently to rectify the situation.”
November 5, 2015November 5, 2015 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the new Liberal government as a future collaborator in the advancement in the health and well-being of Canadians.
July 2, 2015Thursday, July 2, 2015 – (Ottawa) – The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) welcomes the revised position of Health Canada in regard to health risks of exposure to chrysotile asbestos.
May 28, 2015May 28, 2015 (OTTAWA) – Immunize Canada’s ImmunizeCA mobile app has been recognized for an award by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). The Connected to the Community award honours organizations using wireless technology to improve the lives of Canadians.
April 30, 2015April 30, 2015 (OTTAWA) – If you forgot to report your child’s immunization information to Ottawa Public Health (OPH), a new smartphone tool can help. A new test feature on the ImmunizeCA app will give Ottawa parents of children under the age of 15 the option to digitally report their child’s immunization record via their iPhones and iPads to OPH.
October 21, 2014October 21, 2014 (OTTAWA) - For most of us, influenza will cause a few days of fever, cough and generally feeling unwell. But for some, this highly contagious respiratory disease can lead to severe complications requiring hospitalization, or even to death.
May 26, 2014May 26, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada needs a public health approach to managing illegal psychoactive substances that de-emphasizes criminalization and stigma in favour of evidence-based strategies to reduce harm, according to a new policy report from the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA).
April 28, 2014April 28, 2014 (OTTAWA) – Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association are disturbed by the conclusions and recommendations outlined in the Fraser Institute report released April 28, 2014. The report’s interpretation of health and economic data could lead to confusion among both policy-makers and the public.
March 21, 2014March 21, 2014 (OTTAWA) – Can’t find little Johnny’s vaccination record? Can’t remember when you received your last vaccination? Not to worry. ImmunizeCA is a new, free, bilingual mobile app created to help Canadians and their families keep track of their immunizations.
February 12, 2014February 12, 2014 (OTTAWA) – The budget document tabled yesterday by the Harper Government has more to do with next year’s federal election than it does with protecting and promoting the health of Canadians.