New CIPHI Career Pamphlet

Dear members,

The CIPHI National Advocacy Committee is pleased to share the updated CIPHI career pamphlet that includes information on:

  • The Institute;
  • The role of Environmental Public Health Professionals;
  • How to obtain your Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada);
  • List of the accredited academic institutions across Canada;
  • Job market; 
  • Where to learn more (ciphi.ca).

The pamphlet was designed for professional printing but an inhouse printing version is provided as well for your convenience. A French copy will be available late fall and both versions will be made available on the CIPHI website.

Sincerely,

CIPHI National Advocacy Committee
advocacy@ciphi.ca

Environmental Public Health Week, September 26th – October 2nd, 2022

Environmental Public Health Week celebrates the important work of Environmental Public Health Professionals (EPHPs) across Canada.

This year’s theme is “Strength through Collaboration” recognizes that EPHPs work collaboratively with partners to collectively control disease, hazards and injury, and help Canadians stay out of hospitals.

Through evaluation and monitoring to control risks posed to the public, EPHPs, also known as Public Health Inspectors and Environmental Public Health Officers, use a broad array of strategies and interventions to prevent the occurrence of injury, disease and premature death by minimizing environmental health risks to the population.

We educate and ensure compliance with regulations on recreational water, food safety, health hazards, safe drinking water, safe built environments, onsite sewage systems, smoke-free facilities, and indoor air quality. We are part of emergency response teams and multi-agency approaches to safeguard the public. Our employers and partners include health authorities, government agencies, public health organizations, interprovincial/territorial committees and more, all working together to support and protect the health of Canadians.

This summer, CIPHI launched a national campaign to build awareness of the breadth of work completed by EPHPs. For Environmental Public Health Week, CIPHI National will be running a social media campaign similar to previous years, and we hope to see members, partners and employers share our posts widely again. Stay tuned for more information about EPHW and how you can support it.

-CIPHI National Advocacy Committee 

CIPHI AB Fall Workshop 2022 – Registration Now Open!

Dear CIPHI Members,

We are excited to announce the return of the CIPHI Alberta Branch Fall Workshop in 2022, hosted by the Federal Zone! Join your fellow colleagues October 23 – 25, 2022, in the vibrant Ice District in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Please visit the workshop website for full details and to access the registration page.

Our theme this year is “Renewing Our Focus.” This speaks to our profession entering into the new decade while also transitioning from the COVID-19 pandemic with renewed hope, optimism and learnings for the field of Environmental Public Health.

New National Appeal Review Policy in Effect

Notice to Members

On April 9th, 2022, the National Executive Council (NEC) approved the amalgamation of all CIPHI member appeal review processes under one national operating policy – NOP #28 National Appeal Review Process. This policy can be found here.

The NEC, the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Council of Professional Experience (CoPE) collaborated on this new policy which is effective immediately. Previous appeal processes found in NOPs #6 and #24 and BOC Policy #9  have been replaced with NOP #28.  New appeal processes have been added.

This new policy is intended to:

  • inform members as to what CIPHI policy decisions can be appealed (Sec 1.0 Right to Appeal)
  • streamline the appeal application and review process and
  • promote fair and equitable treatment of appellants regardless of the nature of the appeal

Generic process information that guides all types of  appeals are in the body of NOP #28 and specifics for each decision under appeal can be found in the appendices to the policy. Application forms for submitting an appeal are also included in the corresponding appendices. If you still have questions on the national appeal process after reading NOP #28 please contact the CIPHI National Office at office@CIPHI.ca

Latest Issue of the Environmental Health Review Now Available

CIPHI Members,

The latest issue of the Environmental Health Review is now available via the Membership Services Centre.

http://pubs.ciphi.ca/loi/ehr

In this Issue, we have one paper that reviews Ontario’s public health units’ practises regarding beach water monitoring including highlighting barriers and challenges of this program. A second paper reviewed over 4,500 swimming pool inspection recommendations compiled over 18 years to be able to categorize these infractions. Nelson Fok’s very helpful journal summaries can also be found in this issue too.

We always welcome scientific articles, short reports, commentaries and other submissions for publication. Submissions from practicing environmental public health practitioners, educators, and researchers will help to inform the field about current and important issues and continue to make the Environmental Health Review an important read for environmental public health professionals in Canada. Submissions can be sent to ehreditor@ciphi.ca.

I hope you enjoy reading this Issue.

Andrew Papadopoulos, PhD, CPHI(C)

Editor, Environmental Health Review

The new MSC Portal has been launched!

Dear CIPHI Members,

The new CIPHI Member Service Centre (MSC) portal is now live.

Please take some time to review the attached communication about our improved Member resources and the MSC entry guide to support you while navigating through the portal.

ciphi.in1touch.org

What’s New with CoPE – March 2022

Members Service Centre (MSC) Entry Guide

Sincerely,

Council of Professional Experience
cope@ciphi.ca
CPC Program Information
Member Service Centre

CIPHI Durham 2022

Hello,

We’re back! The Durham Region Health Department has resumed planning for the 2022 CIPHI National Annual Educational Conference. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the first hybrid conference! You can now experience the conference virtually or in-person. After facing many challenges in the last 2 years, get ready to learn, collaborate, network, and have fun! Our conference will be held at the Ajax Convention Centre, Ajax Ontario on September 11th-14th, 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at aec2020info@ciphi.ca.

We thank you for your continued support! Please visit our website, ciphidurham2022.ca for more information and updates!

#ShareTheVision2022 #CIPHIDurham2022 #CIPHI2022

CIPHI 2022 AEC Planning Committee

CoPE Position Ad March 2022

Dear CIPHI Members:

We are excited to share with you that CIPHI’s Council of Professional Experience (CoPE) is looking for a National Representative. Members from any branch are welcome to apply.

Please see the attached document for position details.

Yours Truly,

Cameron Weighill
Chair
CIPHI – Council of Professional Experience (CoPE)