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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September 18, 2023

CIPHI Environmental Public Health Week – Education Sessions/Events – Sept 25 – October 1, 2023

Dear fellow CIPHI members, Environmental Public Health Week is just over a week away and this...


September 7, 2023

EHFC Coffee Fundraiser to support EPH projects

Hello Colleagues, The Environmental Health Foundation of Canada (EHFC), the…


July 18, 2023

CIPHI – National Annual Educational Conference 2023 Saint John, NB

The CIPHI National Annual Education Conference Planning Committee has extended the early bird…

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CIPHI recognizes and celebrates all the environmental public health professionals who work tirelessly to protect the health and safety of people in Canada. This Environmental Public Health Week, CIPHI is proud to collaborate with Indigenous Services Canada to promote the contributions of Environmental Public Health Officers (EPHOs) to the wellbeing of First Nations communities and encourage others to pursue this exciting and rewarding work.Are you passionate about environmental public health? Use your passion and skillset to build a career as an Environmental Public Health Officer (EPHO)! EPHOs manage public health risks by:• conducting public health assessments (e.g., inspections, investigations),• providing advice and guidance, and• delivering public education and awareness sessions, including training.We hire EPHOs certified by Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. Learn more about becoming an EPHO: ow.ly/YCyz50POILN ... See MoreSee Less
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September 30th, 6:00 am

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
Les agents de santé environnementale et publique comme Shannon contribuent à la protection de la sécurité publique de diverses manières, de l’échantillonnage et l’analyse de l’eau à l’inspection des aliments et les enquêtes sur les maladies transmissibles. Ils s’attaquent à la racine des problèmes de santé publique et veillent à ce que les communautés et les individus vivent mieux.Ils sont fiers de leur travail et collaborent avec leurs partenaires pour protéger votre santé chaque jour. Honorons-les en cette Semaine de la santé publique environnementale! Regardez cette vidéo pour en savoir plus sur Shannon et son travail à Services aux Autochtones Canada en tant qu’agente de santé environnementale et publique : www.sac-isc.gc.ca/fra/1663859959914/1663866525607 #EPHW2023 #SantéEnvironnementale #SantéPublique #CIPHI ... See MoreSee Less
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September 30th, 6:00 am

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
Environmental public health professionals like Shannon help protect public safety in a variety of ways, from water sampling and testing to food inspection and communicable disease investigation. They get to the root of public health issues and help ensure that communities and individuals live better lives.They take pride in their work, collaborating with partners to protect your health each and every day. Let’s celebrate them. Happy Environmental Public Health Week! Learn more about Shannon and her work with Indigenous Services Canada www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1663859959914/1663866525607#EPHW2023 #EnvironmentalHealth #PublicHealth #CIPHI ... See MoreSee Less
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CIPHI NS PEI members celebrating Environmental Public Health Week! #EnvironmentalPublicHealthWeek #EPHW #PublicHealthInspectors #CIPHI ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

Looking for a job as an environmental public health professional?

National Annual Education Conference (AEC)

CIPHI would like to invite you to join us in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick for the 87th CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference from September 17th-20th, 2023. Seize the chance to learn, collaborate, network with partners and colleagues in Canada’s oldest incorporated city! The event will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John, New Brunswick. By attending the CIPHI Annual Educational conference you will earn a significant number of PDHs to apply to your CIPHI Continuing Professional Competencies annual profile. There will be an option to attend parts of the AEC online this year also.

See you on the east coast!

Registration is now closed. If you wish to attend, either in-person or virtually, please email aec2023info@ciphi.ca

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