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Canadian Public Health Association

Canadian Public Health Association

We are the independent national voice and trusted advocate for public health, speaking up for people and populations to all levels of government.

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Canada's Conservative leader to drop pledge to balance budget in two years

May 23, 2019 The Canadian Public Health Association and 10 former Ontario health ministers have complained that Ford's cuts undermine some public healthcare services, and pollster Frank Graves at Ekos Research said recent surveys have shown Ford's support is falling in Ontario.

Developing strong, resilient kids

May 15, 2019 Too often our children are not permitted to engage in unstructured play. The Canadian Public Health Association lists these benefits from unstructured play: promotes creativity, strengthens problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills, promotes positive self-concept and self-esteem, promotes heal…

Mental Health BBQ And Play

May 10, 2019 According to the Canadian Public Health Association, evidence shows that play enables factors that support good mental health and is important to children’s overall well-being.
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Policy & Position Statements

We promote the public health perspective and evidence to government leaders and policy-makers. We are a catalyst for change that improves health and well-being for all.

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Featured Resources

As an independent, non-governmental organization, we provide timely, evidence-informed public health guidance and perspectives to public health professionals and policy makers.

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Looking for a job in public health?

From community-based positions to academic postings, Canada’s major public health employers advertise their job openings with CPHA. Check out our listing of current opportunities from across the country! Remember to acknowledge that you saw the posting at

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Commitment to truth and reconciliation


CPHA's office is located on the original, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. They have been the guardians of this land for millennia and CPHA is grateful for the example their stewardship provides. CPHA is committed to working with all First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples and their governments in realizing meaningful truth and reconciliation.

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