We protect the health of all Canadians.

Environmental public health touches all aspects of our lives, from the air we breathe and the water and food we consume, to the places where we work, live, and play. As environmental public health professionals, we help keep Canadians safe.

What is

environmental public health?

Environmental public health is a cornerstone of safe, functional, and thriving communities. The work that environmental public health professionals do is essential to keeping our water, food, land, air, and facilities safe.

Environmental public health professionals protect us all through the following activities:

Enforcement of public health legislation

Food safety

Drinking water safety

Recreational water safety

Care Facilities

Special events and festivals

Communicable Disease Control

Emergency response teams

Tobacco control

Air quality

Health promotion

Health hazard management

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March 19, 2024

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March 19, 2024

CIPHI National Virtual Education Session March 28th

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Join the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

As the only national association that speaks for environmental public health professionals in Canada (also known as public health inspectors and environmental health officers), CIPHI is integral to advancing public health. CIPHI and its membership continually work to protect the health of all Canadians, advance the environmental and health sciences, and enhance the field of public health inspection.

From employment opportunities to continuing professional development to member benefits, with CIPHI membership you’ll advance your career in environmental public health and build great relationships with your colleagues from across Canada.


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National Annual Education Conference (AEC)

CIPHI would like to thank everyone who attended the 87th CIPHI National Annual Education Conference in September in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick. Stayed tuned for more information and updates related to the 2024 CIPHI AEC which will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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