Reminder to enter 2021 PDHs

Dear CIPHI Members,

This is a reminder that you have until Jan 31st, 2022 to enter your Professional Development Hours (PDHs) on the CIPHI MembersService Centre (MSC). After Jan 31st, 2022 you will not be able to input PDHs for the 2021 year.**

**Please note The CoPE email will be monitored up until 5pm (PST) on January 31st. If you have any questions regarding your PDHs for 2021, please be sure to reach out to CoPE prior to this date and time.

Sincerely,

Council of Professional Experience (CoPE)

Council of Professional Experience
cope@ciphi.ca
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Medical Officers of Health panel: Health Equity and The Way Forward

As part of our National CIPHI Education Virtual Series, we spotlighted our Medical Officers of Health Panel on Health Equity in the session entitled The Way Forward.

The session was co-hosted by Education Committee co-chairs:

  • Shain Mergulhao – incoming ON Branch CIPHI President and a supervisor in the Peel region, Ontario
  • Kari Engele-Carter – past National CIPHI President and a senior public health inspector in Saskatchewan

The goal of the session was to:

  • Continue growth and learning in the public health inspection profession.
  • Provide opportunities for more professional development hours (PDHs), and for equitable access across Canada.
  • Keep our collegiality, connection, and community thriving while harnessing the power of our social cohesiveness.

The session was structured as follows:

  • Three medical health officer panelists’ reflections on their pandemic experience and highlight aspects of health equity
  • An open, guided Q&A session
  • Audience engagement with panelists on:
    • Lesson learned around health equity
    • Potential barriers within their diverse communities
    • Reflections on how we can better apply a health equity lens environmental health in the future

CIPHI Virtual Workshop Series

Dear Public Health and Environmental Health Professionals Across Canada!

CIPHI is excited to release information on our upcoming CIPHI virtual workshop series.

Wow, what a year so far as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, working diligently and consistently with high demands, Reopening plans and with many of us soon to embark on our busiest season with regular program delivery.

We stand united and will continue to persevere through these challenging times and hardships together. Let’s continue to support one another, protecting and promoting the health of our communities.

As a sincere thank you to our profession, CIPHI will be offering a series of monthly virtual workshops with topics including:

  • conflict & assertive training
  • mental health and burnout support
  • aspects of conscious leadership
  • emotional intelligence
  • psychological safety in the workplace
  • organizational well-being

CIPHI has identified a niche area that has further amplified as a gap during the pandemic.

In addition we will introduce a series of social networking events that will induce more meaningful connection, collaboration and collegiality while providing equitable access across Canada.

Watch for more details coming soon!

CIPHI will continue to support technical workshops provided through NCCEH and other partners. A list of existing educational resources are available at https://www.ciphi.ca/5008-2/

CIPHI’s virtual workshop series will primarily be NO REGISTRATION FEE over the next year!

Watch for our upcoming announcements!

Sincerely,

The National Education Committee

Co-leads Shain Mergulhao and Kari Engele-Carter

2021 Awards Letter and Nomination Form

The Awards Committee of the National Executive Council of the Canadian Institute of Public Health
Inspectors (CIPHI) would like to take this opportunity to announce that nominations for National Awards are now being accepted. For those interested in submitting a nomination, please ensure that the required information for the particular award is forwarded to the National Office by August 1, 2021.

Each year CIPHI recognizes individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the field of environmental public health and/or to the Institute. Awards are presented to individuals and agencies that have been deemed to have made a significant contribution(s) to the professional association, the field of environmental public health and/or to the betterment of public health in general. Listed below are the awards and the general selection criteria. For detailed criteria, visit the National website at CIPHI National Office. The nomination can be found here.

CIPHI Virtual Workshop Series

Dear Public Health and Environmental Health Professionals Across Canada!

CIPHI is excited to release information on our upcoming CIPHI virtual workshop series.

Wow, what a year so far as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, working diligently and consistently with high demands, Reopening plans and with many of us soon to embark on our busiest season with regular program delivery.

We stand united and will continue to persevere through these challenging times and hardships together. Let’s continue to support one another, protecting and promoting the health of our communities.

As a sincere thank you to our profession, CIPHI will be offering a series of monthly virtual workshops with topics including:

  • conflict & assertive training
  • mental health and burnout support
  • aspects of conscious leadership
  • emotional intelligence
  • psychological safety in the workplace
  • organizational well-being

CIPHI has identified a niche area that has further amplified as a gap during the pandemic.

In addition we will introduce a series of social networking events that will induce more meaningful connection, collaboration and collegiality while providing equitable access across Canada.

Watch for more details coming soon!

CIPHI will continue to support technical workshops provided through NCCEH and other partners. A list of existing educational resources are available at https://www.ciphi.ca/5008-2/

CIPHI’s virtual workshop series will primarily be NO REGISTRATION FEE over the next year!

Watch for our upcoming announcements!

Sincerely,

The National Education Committee

Co-leads Shain Mergulhao and Kari Engele-Carter

CIPHI 2020 National Annual Educational Conference has been postponed until 2022

Hello,

After careful consideration and in discussion with CIPHI Executive, the decision was made to postpone the National CIPHI Conference to 2022 to allow us to focus on the important work that we do.  The new dates for the conference are September 11-14, 2022.  We will hold and honour all reservations that have been submitted to date.  Refunds will also be provided upon request. We would also like to remind everyone that if you had pre-booked your stay with one of the host hotels, that you contact them to cancel your booking.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at aec2020info@ciphi.ca

We thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for more information!

CIPHI 2020 AEC Planning Committee

Board of Certification Exam

The Board of Certification has confirmed September 16, 2020 as the date for the postponed spring oral exam.  The CIPHI office will be contacting applicants to confirm exam and payment details.  Only candidates who applied for the original exam in April are eligible to sit this exam.  The exam results will be sent out in two stages as follows: written portion of the exam sent out on September 17 or shortly thereafter and oral results sent out in the usual 4 – 6 week post-exam time period.

COVID-19 precautions will be in effect at exam locations, with provincial exam coordinators working to ensure the health and safety of both candidates and examiners

Ian Harrison
Chair, CIPHI Board of Certification