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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🔔 SAVE THE DATE! 🔔Join us in Regina, Saskatchewan for the 88th CIPHI National Education Conference. 📆 Sunday, September 22nd to Wednesday, September 25th, 2024Stay tuned for announcements on keynote speakers and early bird registration. Don't miss out! 🌟Visit our website for more details: ciphi.ca/professional-development/annual-education-conference/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🎉 Happy CIPHI Birthday! 🎉 Today, we celebrate 111 years since the founding of our Institute as the "Sanitary Inspectors Association of Western Canada" in Winnipeg on April 19th, 1913. Curious about CIPHI's history? Want to learn more? Visit: ciphi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/history-itb-digest.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy National Volunteer Week! 🎉As we celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 14-20, 2024, we want to take a moment to recognize and express our gratitude to all the amazing volunteers out there. At CIPHI, we are proud to be driven by the passion and commitment of our volunteers. This year's theme "Every Moment Matters" serves as a reminder of the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make at a moment when we need support. Let us take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible impact that volunteers have on our lives and our communities. For more information about NVW visit www.volunteer.ca/#NVW2024 #EveryMomentMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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🌍✨ April 7th is World Health Day 2024! 🌍✨The theme for World Health Day 2024 is "My health, my right", chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination.To learn more, visit: www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2024 ... 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.


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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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