IUHPE Conference 2022: Call for Abstracts is Open!

Under the conference theme “Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity”, the Call for Abstracts is now open for the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion – IUHPE 2022, being held in Montréal, Québec from May 15-19, 2022. Submissions can be made in English, French and Spanish.

For instructions on how to submit an abstract and all guidelines, please see the Call for Abstracts on the IUHPE 2022 website here.

Deadline to submit an abstract: Friday, September 17, 2021

Health Promotion Canada AGM Slides

Health Promotion Canada was pleased to host our Annual General Meeting on Monday Feb. 10, 2020. Thank you to all who participated.

Please find attached a link to the slides used for the AGM presentation.

Health Promotion Canada 2019 AGM Slides pdf final

Thank you.

Health Promotion Canada 2019 Awards Presentation

HPC is pleased to announce it will present the 2019 Health Promotion Canada Awards at 12:00 pm EST on January 9, 2020.  The format will be via webinar.

Please register using this link: https://nccdh.adobeconnect.com/hpc_awards/event/registration.html

Survey: Strengthening quality assurance in health promotion practice


Health Promotion Canada is reaching out to all of our members and the wider health promotion community to get feedback on the Pan-Canadian Health Promoter Competencies and next steps for potentially developing an accreditation system.

Please let us know what you think by completing one of the on-line surveys before the deadline of Friday November 23, 2018!

Thanks for sharing your perspective!

2018 Health Promotion Canada Awards!

Health Promotion Canada is celebrating and acknowledging the contribution of Canadian Health Promoters through the HPC 2018 Awards. Nominations can be submitted here. There are six categories of Awards, including the Rising Star Award, Mid-Career Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Organizational Achievement Award, Team or Group Award, and Student Award. Please note that the deadline for nominations has been extended to October 31, 2018, 11:59 pm, PST.

Nominations are now open!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Summer Call to Action!

Calling all health promoters: 1) Nominate a deserving health promoter and 2) Complete the mentoring survey!

  1. The inaugural HPC 2017 Recognition Awards offers the opportunity to elevate health promoters at various stages in their careers and celebrate those who are making significant contributions in the field of health promotion across Canada. The Nomination Form (en français) and two letters of support must be submitted by September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.
  2. HPC is currently working on a national mentorship program to meet the needs of those who wish to Get Involved and contribute as a mentor or to gain health promotion knowledge and/or experience as a mentee. Please fill out the survey (en français) by September 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

HPC & HPO responds to concerns about health promotion and professionalization

Thierry Gagné, Josée Lapalme, and Janette Leroux recently teamed up to respond to a recent letter to the editor (Graham, 2017) in the Journal Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice (HPCDPC). In their response, they addressed the main concern that the development of national competencies for Canadian health promoters may lead to a narrowed “professionalization” of health promotion, and thereby undermine its potential to contribute to directing future public health research, policy, and practice.

HPC and HPO responded by highlighting the often-precarious nature of health promotion practice, and underscored the importance of professional networks and activities in the sustainability and diversity of health promotion as a discourse and field. Thierry and Josée are PhD candidates in Health Promotion at the University of Montreal, and serve as chapter chairs for the Quebec Chapter of Health Promotion Canada. Janette is a PhD candidate in Health Studies at Queen’s University, and serves on the executive of Health Promotion Ontario.

Check out the response here and let us know what you think.

PEI Health Promotion Declaration – Heads to China!

Health Promotion Canada joined over 300 participants at the at the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion, 6GFHP held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. On October 16-17 2016 we created the PEI Health Promotion Declaration and Call to Action – Health Promotion for Sustainable Development.

The Global Forum celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Charter and looked into the future of health promotion in the light of the Social Development Goals. Highlights of the event were: keynote speech by Haik Nikogosian, Special Representative of the WHO Regional Director for Europe, a video message from Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a Roundtable session on Governance for Health, a session on Future leadership of Health Promotion and a Research Report.

The Declaration headed to Shanghai, China for the World Health Organization’s 9th Global Health Promotion Conference on November 21-24, 2016 to promote civic engagement in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through social mobilization and health promotion leadership.

Health Promotion Ontario and the 6th Annual Global Forum for Health Promotion team up for the HPO Conference in October!

Ottawa, ON – Health Promotion Ontario has teamed up with the Alliance for Health Promotion to deliver the opening panel session for HPO annual conference