2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
WINNIPEG, MB, April 19, 2013 /CNW/ - One hundred years after Canada's
leading governing body for certified public health inspectors was
formed, the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI)
continues to serve the community by ensuring the food we eat, the water
we drink, and the air we breathe, are safe.
In the 100 years since its founding, certified public health inspectors
have played a major role in protecting Canadians and promoting public
health by inspecting public facilities and educating the community.
Certified public health inspectors are employed by federal, provincial
and local governments, First Nation Tribal Councils, and the private
sector, and are involved in the inspection of food premises,
recreational water, healthcare and childcare facilities, personal
service settings, drinking water systems, and implementing disease and
health hazard control.
CIPHI is planning numerous celebrations throughout 2013, including the
feature event, the 2013 Annual Educational Conference in Winnipeg,
Manitoba on June 23rd to 26th, 2013. CIPHI looks forward to engaging
communities across Canada throughout the year to celebrate this
laudable and important milestone. For more information, visit www.ciphi.ca or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ciphi100 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/CIPHI100.
"Our membership represents a significant portion of the front line public
health interventions that have lead to an increase in life expectancy
and enjoyment for all Canadians over the past two centuries. This is a
challenge that we have risen to meet in the past and will continue to
do so into the future."
Phi Phan, National President, Canadian Institute of Public Health
Public health inspectors have played a key role in several of Canada's
defining public health issues. During the Walkerton water crisis that
caused 7 deaths and sickened thousands, public health inspectors likely
prevented further illness by educating private well owners on well
In 2002, Canada had the first confirmed human cases for West Nile Virus
in parts of Quebec and Ontario. Public health inspectors promoted
mosquito source reduction strategies to reduce the risk.
In 2008, the Canada Listerosis outbreak occurred. Public health inspectors visited thousands of food
premises to ensure the contaminated food products were removed from
The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is the only
professional association for Environmental Public Health Professionals
(EPHPs) who hold the CPHI(C) credential in Canada (incorporated 1934).
CIPHI's mandate is to advance the profession, science, and field of
environmental public health through certification, advocacy, education
and professional competencies. CIPHI, like no other organization,
covers a continuum of public health areas, including food safety, safe
water, on-site wastewater disposal, indoor air quality, infectious
diseases prevention and control, epidemiology, tobacco reduction, and
many more environmental health initiatives. CIPHI's mission is to
protect the health of Canadians and to represent all EPHPs across
SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors
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