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 year’s theme is “Standing up to protect everyone’s health each and every day”.  This event takes place from Sept 25th to October 1, 2023, and aims to raise awareness of the profession and acknowledge the work members do each day.

Event Highlights:

CIPHI EPHW Campaign Material: Thank you to all members who submitted photos for the EPHW campaign “I support the health of all Canadians by ….”. The final promotional materials related to EPHW will be shared closer to the start of EPH week. We encourage members to share campaign material when they become available.

Educational Sessions: Join us for some three planned educational sessions featuring experts in the field of environmental public health. Learn, connect and get your PDHs. (See attachment)

Local Initiatives: Connect with your local branch on activities that they have planned!!

Please reach out with any questions!

CIPHI Advocacy Committee

CIPHI – National Annual Educational Conference 2023 Saint John, NB

The CIPHI National Annual Education Conference Planning Committee has extended the early bird registration deadline date to July 31, 2023 

Stay tuned for information on the keynote speakers and the general program that will be shared in the coming days.

To register and for more info:

Thank you !
CIPHI 2023 AEC Planning Committee

Register Now for the June 2023 Virtual Education Session


June 28th 12:00pm-130pm EST

Register in advance for this meeting:    After registration you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gary Summers teaches people how to think properly because he says, “When you change the way you think about things, the things you think about change.”

Ever found  yourself depressed or  anxious and  did not know how you got there. This seminar takes the concepts in Conscious Awareness and builds on them by uncovering the most common mental mistakes we all make and then provides strategies to deal with them. You will also discover:  *  The biggest mental mistake we all make. *  How to change the way you feel about anything.  *  How we sabotage our success.

Gary Summers is a professional speaker, magician, hypnotist, hypnotherapist and author having written a trilogy called MINDBODYSOUL dealing with the mental, physical and spiritual sides of wellness. He also is moderator of a popular Facebook group called MINDBODYSOUL where he interviews holistic wellness experts and offers advice on creating life balance and reducing stress.

He has a Master’s Degree in Physiology and certifications in Hypnotherapy from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the National Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapists. Gary has developed a number of school programs. He also works very closely with the RNC and RCMP and delivers a program called “Kids and Drugs” where he helps parents develop skills that help their children through adolescence. He is owner of training4success, a St. John’s based company specializing in employee training and evaluations.

Registration is now open for the Annual Education Conference – September 17 -20, 2023

We 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.

Don’t forget 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.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

See you on the east coast!

Bonjour !

Nous aimerions vous inviter à vous joindre à nous dans la belle ville de Saint-Jean, au Nouveau-Brunswick, pour la 87ième Conférence nationale annuelle éducative de l’ICISP du 17 au
20 septembre 2023.

Saisissez la chance d’apprendre, de collaborer, de réseauter avec des partenaires et des collègues dans la plus ancienne ville incorporée du Canada !L’événement aura lieu à l’hôtel Delta par Marriott Saint-Jean.

N’oubliez pas qu’en assistant à la conférence éducative annuelle de l’ICISP, vous gagnerez un
nombre important d’HDP à appliquer à votre profil annuel de compétences professionnelles
continues du ICISP. Encore une fois cette année, il sera possible d’assister virtuellement à quelques sessions de la CAE. Il y aura une option pour assister à des parties de l’CAE en ligne cette année également.

N’hésitez pas à nous contacter au si vous avez des questions.

Rendez-vous sur la Côte de L’est!

AEC – Call for Abstracts

The call for Abstracts is now open and can encompass every aspect of our lives, from air to water to food, to employment and recreation, to our homes and families. Environmental public health is the cornerstone of safe and thriving communities.

Abstracts are welcomed from all public health partners and industry professionals.

Submission deadline is: June 19, 2023
Selected speakers will be contacted by email by: June 28, 2023

For more information, email

Upcoming CIPHI Virtual National Education Session – February 24th – CHANGE ADAPTION

Mark your calendars and register soon for the upcoming session February 24th!

“CHANGE ADAPTION – Coach Yourself Through CHANGE” with Michelle Lyne

February 24, 2022 12: PM EST

See attached poster for registration information.

Register at:

For more information please contact

CIPHI National Education Committee

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