Affiliate Organizations

CPCHE Affiliates are organizations that engage in CPCHE’s collaborative work on an ad hoc basis. They are generally not part of the consensus-based decision making that underlies CPCHE position statements and publications. The following organizations are CPCHE Affiliates:

College of Family Physicians of Canada


The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the voice of family medicine in Canada. Representing over 30,000 members across the country, it is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.

Environmental Health Institute of Canada


The Environmental Health Institute of Canada (EHI-Canada) is an incorporated charitable foundation with a vision for enhancing and coordinating efforts to learn about, prevent and manage environment-associated illnesses. EHI-Canada was founded by healthcare professionals who recognized that protecting Canadians from environmental hazards requires a collaborative effort with many key players. In partnership with such key players, EHI-Canada intends to implement programs and projects to make persistent progress towards addressing multiple research, educational, and front-line clinical and community environmental health needs.

Grey Bruce Health Unit


The Grey Bruce Health Unit provides public health services and programming to the residents and visitors of Grey and Bruce Counties in Ontario.

Our Vision: A healthier future for all

Our Mission: Working with Grey and Bruce communities to protect and promote health

We Value: Equitable opportunities that support health and well being

Ontario College of Family Physicians


The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is the voice of family medicine representing more than 12,500 family physicians across the province. The OCFP’s mandate is to support its members by providing evidence-informed education and professional development, by promoting and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine and by advocating for the role family physicians play in delivering the highest-quality care to patients and families across Ontario.

Prenatal Environmental Health Education Collaboration


The PEHE Collaboration brings together key national organizations and experts in prenatal clinical care, public health, environmental health and health communication, to address this need, and to advocate for more protective policies to reduce toxicants use and ensure healthier indoor and outdoor environments. The goal of the PEHE Collaboration is to improve our understanding of factors that promote and inhibit the uptake of prenatal environmental health preventive care activities across diverse prenatal care, community, occupational and environmental contexts in Canada. This understanding will inform development of patient-centred environmental health education and other knowledge translation strategies suitable for clinical practice.

Region of Peel Public Health


Peel Public Health (PPH) is a local public health department which serves 1.3 million residents in three municipalities (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga) in the Greater Toronto Area. Part of the Regional Municipality of Peel and under the direction of Regional Council, PPH is funded by both the Region and the Government of Ontario, and it derives its mandate from the Health Protection and Promotion Act and associated regulations and standards. Children’s health and environment issues are integrated into PPH programming and delivered by multi-disciplinary staff in multiple settings.

Thunder Bay District Health Unit


The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is one of 36 Public Health Units operating in the Province of Ontario, Canada. We are a non-profit agency funded jointly by the provincial government and the municipalities we serve. Thunder Bay District Health Unit became the first CPCHE Affiliate in June 2012.

Little Things Matter

Little Things Matter raises awareness of the growing environmental risks we face as a global community by translating science into free, easy-to-understand and actionable materials. Our goal is to spread awareness about the effects of toxic chemicals on the health of our population and planet.

We believe that every child has the right to a healthy environment.

Toronto Public Health


Toronto Public Health (TPH) subscribes to the vision that Toronto will be the healthiest city possible, where all people enjoy the highest achievable level of health. Our work arises from locally-mandated initiatives by Toronto City Council and the Toronto Board of Health, and from provincially-mandated programs through the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

TPH has applied its broad ranging expertise to address emerging environmental health issues through research, education, policy development and advocacy. The range of issues that we address include smog and air quality, water quality, food safety, pesticides, waste management, energy conservation, toxic substances, “community-right-to know” and children’s health and the environment, among others.