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

The Member Service (MSC) Centre portal is now open to enter PDHs

The Member Service Centre (MSC) has been locked for entering PDHs due to edits and important...

Events & education

December 1, 2023

CIPHI National Virtual Education Series – Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Education Committee is…

Events & education

June 1, 2024

Back Alley Named In Honour Of Public Health Inspector

The Lethbridge Historical Society recent recognized one of the city’s…

Events & education

May 28, 2024

CIPHI Virtual Education Session May 30, 2024

Hurricane Fiona An Environmental Health Response & Relief Effort Thursday…
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Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) represents and unites environmental public

📣 Upcoming Webinar: Register Now! 📣National Indigenous Peoples Day 2024: Truth and Reconciliation, Colonialism, Residential Schools – Allyship (Treaty Talks) presented by Dr. James Makokis📅 Wednesday June 19th, 2024⏰ 12pm EST💻 Registration: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeuurD0iG9Ek-I-IjxwClOhnKAvse-Ui#/registrationDr. James Makokis shares his unique perspective on a powerful journey shedding light on the harsh realities of colonialism in Canada and its lasting impact on First Nation communities and individuals. With unwavering honesty, Dr. Makokis unveils the structures and systems that stripped Indigenous peoples of their cultural heritage, languages, and traditions. Through a compelling exploration of colonialism's enduring legacy, he reveals how these systems continue to perpetuate inequality and unfair treatment faced by Indigenous communities today.In this thought-provoking presentation, Dr. James Makokis goes beyond highlighting the challenges Indigenous cultures face and delves into the vital concept of reconciliation. With practical insights and strategic advice, he empowers community members and leaders to take proactive steps in implementing procedures that support the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Recognizing that true progress requires a united front, Dr. Makokis emphasizes the importance of collective action and engagement from all Canadians. ... See MoreSee Less
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June 5 is World Environment Day 🌍🌱This year is all about accelerating action on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience. 🌾🌿Encompassing all aspects of our lives, from air to water to food, to employment and recreation, to our homes and families, environmental public health is a cornerstone of safe, functional, and thriving communities 🧑‍🔬🌎 www.worldenvironmentday.global ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Reminder: Hurricane Fiona: An Environmental Health Response & Relief Effort is happening later today!Registration: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdO-gpzstGtVeJn4HDFCqSgTcil1AmTnS?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR... ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 Upcoming Webinar: Register Now! 📣 Hurricane Fiona: An Environmental Health Response & Relief Effort📆Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2024⏰Time: 12pm EST💻Registration: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdO-gpzstGtVeJn4HDFCqSgTcil1AmTnS#/registration This presentation will highlight resources, procedure, and communication in the role of Environmental Health and response to Hurricane Fiona weather event in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. There were significant impacts on the Southwest Coast of the island resulting in injuries, infrastructure damage, significant erosion along the coastline and even death. Fiona occurred on Sept 24, 2022, creating an enormous storm surge that destroyed over 100 homes and displaced hundreds of residents. Recovery efforts are still ongoing. Features of the presentation will include data collection during initial assessment, cleanup, and recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
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📸🌍The International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH ) is hosting the 2024 IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health in Perth, Western Australia, from May 20-24, organized by Environmental Health Australia Ltd. .The Federation aims to share knowledge on environmental health 🌱 and promote co-operation between countries where environmental health issues are transboundary. CIPHI is proud to be a member organization of the IFEH, along with forty-one other countries. National president-elect Natalie Lowdon is representing CIPHI at the World Congress.The IFEH Council member photo was taken before the Annual General Meeting. 📸👥 ... 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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