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Canadian Public Health Association

Public Health 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.

What? Public Health 2017: The Canadian Public Health Association’s annual conference
When? Tuesday 6 June at 08:30 to Thursday 8 June at 14:30 ADT
Where? Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre (1800 Argyle Street)

Final Program | Oral Abstract Program | Poster Abstract Program

Highlights include:

  • Tuesday 6 June at 08:30: David Butler-Jones Symposium: Ways of knowing, with Jennie Popay, Lancaster University; Janet Smylie, Centre for Urban Health Solutions/Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute; Louise Potvin, University of Montréal
  • The David Butler-Jones Symposium provides a forum to bring together recognized leaders in public health and other disciplines to share, discuss and develop ideas for building Canada’s capacity to improve the health of Canadians and their communities.
  • Tuesday 6 June at 19:00: Public forum - Ending gun violence: A public health approach to promoting community safety with Yvonne Atwell, Executive Director, Community Justice Society; Carlos Beals, Senior Outreach Worker, CeaseFire Halifax; Peter Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Ontario; Ted Upshaw, Public Safety Advisor, Halifax Municipality; Gaynor Watson-Creed, A/Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Wednesday 7 June at 08:30: Mental wellness - learning from Indigenous communities, with Natan Obed, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Carol Hopkins, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation; Jennifer St. Germain, Métis Nation of Ontario; Shelley Gonneville, Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Thursday 8 June at 12:30: Racism in society, with Kwame McKenzie, University of Toronto/Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Debbie Douglas, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; Darryl Leroux, Saint Mary’s University; Molly Peters, Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation

Plus over 200 oral and poster presentations, workshops and symposiums!

CPHA is pleased to host Public Health 2017 through a unique and effective collaboration with the following organizations:

Contributing Partners:


For more information contact:
Dolores Gutierrez, Communications & Marketing Officer
Canadian Public Health Association
Telephone: 613.725.3769, ext. 190

About the Canadian Public Health Association
Founded in 1910, the Canadian Public Health Association is the independent voice for public health in Canada with links to the international community. As the only Canadian non-governmental organization focused exclusively on public health, we are uniquely positioned to advise decision-makers about public health system reform and to guide initiatives to help safeguard the personal and community health of Canadians and people around the world. We are a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association. Our members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions that are necessary to achieve health for all.

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