Saskatchewan Public Health Association (SPHA) is a volunteer run, non-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote the health of Saskatchewan people and their environment through education, advocacy and empowerment.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is the national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
You can find out more here.
Community Dialogue at Amigos and On-Campus Talk on March 30th at 12:30pm Room 1130 Health Science E Wing, 104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon. Join cutting edge author, global health policy critic and political analyst Ted Schrucker in a discussion of austerity, health, and strategies of resistance. This is sponsored by the U of S College of Medicine, the STAND, Turning the Tide and the Treaty 6 Justice Collective.
CPHA is organizing a webinar series for its students, trainees, and early career members. The webinars are a combination of mentorship sessions featuring speakers working in various public health professions and skills-building sessions that will provide participants with career-related tips and tools.
The webinars will occur monthly from September 2016 to April 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET.
Free for CPHA members
Free for Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) members in the months of October 2016 and April 2017
$12 each for non-members
See the CPHA website for more details here.
We are excited to announce the launch of CPHA’s new Mentorship Program. This initiative is designed to help foster mentorship and networking opportunities among CPHA’s members.
The Mentorship Program is meant to foster professional development and academic opportunities among CPHA members by establishing new connections between students and early career professionals and more established public health professionals. The program has been designed – at the request of our members – to help develop supportive and engaging learning relationships that strengthen Canada’s public health community. Mentors will provide guidance and help mentees address potential challenges they may face in relation to prospective career decisions and professional development.
Both mentees (student and early career professionals) and mentors (public health professionals) have the potential to benefit from this program. In a traditional sense, mentors will share expertise and experience with their mentee(s). In a process known as “reverse mentoring”, the mentee can share their unique skill set and knowledge with their mentor.
How will it work?
While there will be a minimum engagement expectation, methods and frequency of engagement are flexible and will be developed to best suit each matched pair. CPHA will do its best to match mentees and mentors according to expertise/field of interest, past/desired experience, program expectations, and location. It is, therefore, extremely important that you take the time to complete the registration form with as much detail and accuracy as possible. This will ensure pairs are appropriately matched in order to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Apply to be a MENTOR (for established public health professionals)
Apply to be a MENTEE (for students/trainees/early career professionals)
The deadline to submit the application form is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
This initiative has been designed by the Students and Early Career Professionals Committee to fill a gap in the training and early career development of Canada’s public health community as identified by CPHA members.
CPHA will be in contact with all potential mentors and mentees as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is pleased to invite individuals in your department to submit abstracts for Prevention Matters 2017: Standing Together for Children’s Health. The conference will be held in Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place, October 4-6, 2017. For more information, please go to http://www.skprevention.ca/prevention-matters-2017/.
All of SPHA’s work is done by unpaid volunteers. Volunteering is one way to give back to our community.
Do you want to network with the public health leaders of Saskatchewan? Gain valuable work experience? It’s the best way to make the most of your membership and advance your career.
Dr. Carrie Bourassa is a professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada. She is Metis, and was born and raised in Regina, and received her academic training at the University of Regina, including a PhD in social studies. She has worked in policy development with the provincial government, as well as in academia. Her research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of First Nations and Métis people; creating culturally competent care in health service delivery; Aboriginal end of life care and Aboriginal women’s health.
Dr. David Jones has a medical degree and a Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology, both from the University of Toronto. He has worked in many areas of clinical medicine and public health in his long and distinguished career. He served as chief medical health officer and executive director of the Population Health and Primary Health Services Branches for the province from 1995 to 2002. In 2004, when the Public Health Agency of Canada was established, he was appointed as its first Chief Public Health Officer, a position he held until 2014.
He has served as the President of the Canadian Public Health Association and Vice-President of the American Public Health Association. In 2010, he was awarded the R.D. Defries Award, CPHA’s highest award, honouring his outstanding contributions to public health in Canada. After having strokes in 2012 and 2015, Dr. Jones is now working fewer hours, teaching and advising on public health through Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit branch in Atlantic Canada and Ottawa. He also serves on the National Board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
For an interview with Dr. Jones prior to this panel, see http://www.thinkupstream.net/wickedproblems