National Annual Education Conference


Each fall CIPHI hosts the National Annual Education Conference for our members. The conference provides an opportunity for members to connect, learn and network with colleagues from across Canada. In 2024 we are pleased to host the to the 2024 CIPHI National Annual Education Conference (AEC) on September 22 – 25, 2024 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

This event supports the shared goal of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) to support the health and safety of all people. Environmental health is a critical discipline that encompasses a wide range of topics related to the health impacts of human interactions with the environment. The AEC contributes to advocacy, education, and professional competencies for environmental public health professionals and those with a vested interest in this field.

2024 Annual Education Conference

September 22-25, 2024

Join us in beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan for the 88th CIPHI National Education Conference. Seize the chance to learn, collaborate, and network with partners and colleagues from across Canada.

The conference will allow you to earn a significant numbers of professional development hours to apply to you CIPHI continuing professional competencies annual profile.


Regina, Saskatchewan


Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Regina Downtown
1818 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK, S4P 0R1

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Click below to view all registration details, including Early Bird pricing and Virtual Tickets. Explore special rates for students, members, and exciting social event tickets!




Planning is underway for the 2024 program that will have an array of topics that will be sure to meet the educational needs of all attendees, along with opportunities to network and connect. All times are Central Standard Time, and the schedule and times are subject to change.

Program at a Glance

Dr. Lisa Bélanger

Behavioural Change Expert | Researcher

Mental well-being is our most valuable asset, both at home and work. An award-winning CEO, behavioural change expert, and high-performance specialist Dr. Lisa Bélanger shows leaders and their teams how to apply today’s leading-edge scientific research to maximize their mental capacity for optimal performance. She helps close the gap between intention and action, resulting in long-term change and a greater competitive advantage. Bélanger holds a PhD in Behavioural Medicine, an Executive MBA, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. She is the founder and CEO of ConsciousWorks, a consulting firm that leverages science to help leaders develop the skills, habits, and work design for practical and sustainable behaviour change, team engagement, and shifts in workplace culture. Prior to COVID-19, Bélanger traveled the world to explore workplace culture, leadership, and the ability to destress from work on a global level. Pulling from her data and lived experience, she created and hosts the popular podcast, Work Less, Produce More. Bélanger is the author of two books: Inspire Me Well: Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health and A Cup of Mindfulness for the Busy and Restless. She is also the founder of Knight’s Cabin, a national charity offering wellness programming to cancer survivors.

Jill Heinerth

Explorer-in-Residence, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, to searching for never-before-seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, Heinerth’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. In her visually stunning presentations, she encourages audiences to reach beyond their limitations, challenge the unknown, and overcome their fears, while sharing practical lessons on risk management and safety, discovery learning, failure, and collaboration. From desert oases of the Sahara to Baffin Bay's cold waters, Heinerth has been the hands and eyes for climatologists, archaeologists, and engineers worldwide. She led the first dives into underwater caves inside Antarctica's massive B-15 iceberg and was a lead diver on a ground- breaking US Deep Caving Team project, piloting the first accurate 3D cave mapping device using tech that’s now bound for space. Heinerth became the first Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2016. She is also a fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Women Divers Hall of Fame, and the Explorers Club, which awarded her with the William Beebe Award. In addition, Heinerth has been honoured with the Explorer’s Club Stefansson Medal and the Wyland ICON Award, and she is the inaugural recipient of the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration. In 2023, she received her first honorary doctorate from Victoria University of the University of Toronto. A bestselling author, Heinerth’s first book Into the Planet, was lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times. Her children’s book, The Aquanut, is a Blue Ribbon Selection for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Heinerth is also the subject of a new documentary Diving into the Darkness, which won Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where it premiered.

Aaron Tootoosis

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Aaron Tootoosis is Plains Cree from the Poundmaker Indian Reserve in Treaty 6 Territory. University and traditionally educated, he shares his expertise on current Indigenous issues through several speaking engagements throughout Saskatchewan and through his involvement with boards and committees. His ceremonial grounding guides him in how he communicates and builds relationships with people. A father of three, he makes is home on the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Treaty 4 Territory with his wife of 22 years.

Lyndon J Linklater

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Lyndon J Linklater is a traditional knowledge keeper and storyteller. He has an educational background in Indian Social Work, Indian Studies and some law. He is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation (Plains Cree) in Treaty 6 and has roots in Couchiching First Nation (Fort Francis, Ontario) in Treaty 3. Presently, Lyndon shares work with the Remai Modern Art Museum in Saskatoon as their Indigenous Relations Advisor providing advice to their board and staff and delivering cultural programming. He is the longest serving member of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s Speakers’ Bureau, since he was appointed in 2000. Over the years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of people, delivering awareness and enlightenment on Treaty and First Nation worldview. He is a powerful story teller that utilizes First Nation teachings that involve knowledge of ceremonies and mixes humour to deliver a poignant message

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 2024 Annual Education Conference is now closed.

If you are interested in presenting and missed the deadline, please email for further information.


 If you are interested in being a sponsor for 2024, click learn more.


Travel Information

Travelling to Regina is easy and convenient.

By Air: Regina International Airport (YQR) is the 15th busiest airport in Canada and connects the local community to many major Canadian markets.

By Land:  Regina is connected to several highways, including the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), Highway 6, Highway 11, and Highway 33. These highways provide access to and from Regina, connecting the city to other major centers in Western Canada and beyond.

Parking Downtown: Meters are $2 per hour and parkades are about $15-20 a day. Monday to Friday evenings between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. are FREE and so are all day Saturdays and Sundays (some areas with 2 hour time limit)


Where to Stay


Ramada Hotel by Wyndham Regina


1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0R1, Canada


The Ramada Hotel by Wyndham in Regina is a premier destination for travelers seeking comfort, convenience, and exceptional service. Located in the heart of Regina, this hotel offers a blend of modern amenities and warm hospitality, ensuring a memorable stay for all guests.


Guests can choose from a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites designed to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Each room is equipped with comfortable bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and workspaces to ensure a productive and relaxing environment.

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About the city

Small town intimacy meets big-city excitement in Regina, the home of beloved sports teams, fervent fans who don colourful costumes in tribute, and Scotty, the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. There’s a trailblazing spirit here, where every tree has been hand-planted and independent entrepreneurship embraces Regina’s industrious and innovative character. The energy bubbles over into recreational adventures in Wascana Park, one of Canada’s largest urban parks and at the city’s popular outdoor music festivals—whether in summer sun or winter snow