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January 2024

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season

Extreme cold

Our updated extreme cold subject guide provides additional resources to assist with the management of extreme cold events, including health and safety precautions to take and considerations for issuing extreme cold alerts.

Environmental Health Surveys

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health is undertaking thematic work that will benefit from your input through three surveys. They aim to gather knowledge, experience, connections, and reflections from Environmental Public Health Professionals in Canada.

Click on the link to participate in the surveys of your choice and be eligible* to win a $20 gift card per survey (a total of 15 gift cards are available and winners will be determined by random draw). Surveys close February 9, 2024.

Food Safety Community of Practice

Exploring the need to create an online community of practice

Take the Survey

One Health

Assessing the extent of One Health needs and its integration in environmental public health work

Take the Survey

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Identifying the “who” and “what” of emergency preparedness and response planning

Take the Survey

*As per PHSA policy, employees are not eligible to participate in gift card draws.

Upcoming Webinars

Human biomonitoring of environmental chemicals:
Current use and future directions

January 25, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Cheryl Khoury & Kate Werry
Health Canada

Register free

Environmental Public Health Professionals Sessions
2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada

February 1, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Claire Betker & Lynda Tjaden
National Collaborating Centre for Determinents of Health (NCCDH)
Gary Tam
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)

Register free

Practices and inspiration for sustainable transportation equity:
Case studies from Canadian cities

February 15, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Meghan Winters, Simon Fraser University
Victoria Barr, LevelUp Planning Collaborative
Laura Chow, Vancouver Coastal Health

Register free

Research Scan

January 2023 environmental health research scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.


2024 CIPHI National Annual Education Conference - Call for abstracts

CIPHI invites submissions to the 2024 CIPHI National Annual Education Conference (AEC), taking place September 23 – 25, 2024 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Details on the conference are available on the CIPHI 2024 Conference website at

We welcome abstracts from environmental public health professionals, researchers, policymakers, public health partners, and other stakeholders working across the field of environmental health. Abstracts are welcome on any environmental health topic. Of particular interest, we are seeking abstracts with environmental health topics fitting within one of the following:

  1. Indigenous Environmental Health
  2. Health Equity
  3. Climate Change

Please see the Call for Abstracts Submission Form. Submission deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2024. For more information, email

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) - Registration now open

TOPHC brings together a multi-disciplinary community of public health professionals to prevent illness and improve health, by sharing the latest research, promoting best practices, and advancing evidence-based public health initiatives and policies. This is a unique opportunity to build and refine practical skills, learn best practices, keep up with new and emerging developments in the field, and network with peers across Ontario.

Click here to register

Invitation to shape the vision for public health surveillance in Canada by 2030: Online consultation questionnaire

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Data, Surveillance and Foresight Branch (DSFB) recently launched Vision 2030, an initiative to develop a vision for public health surveillance in Canada by 2030. The vision will be informed by broad input from diverse perspectives across Canada, including domestic and international public health practitioners, surveillance experts, academics, First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and the public.

Your input is valuable to the future of public health surveillance in Canada, and we are pleased to invite you to provide your input via our online consultation questionnaire.

The questionnaire will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete and will be closed for input on March 1, 2024, 11:59PM (ET). A final report of the vision is anticipated for public release in 2024.

Webinar Recording

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