Canadian Public Health Association Mentorship Program Launch

March 5, 2017

Start date: March 5, 2017

End date: April 5, 2017

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.

Program description

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

We look forward to hearing from you!