The Alberta Public Health Association (APHA) is a provincial not-for-profit association that strengthens the impact of those who promote and protect the health of the public by speaking out for health, advocating on issues that affect health, and facilitating educational and networking opportunities.
Arctic Health Research Network (AHRN) is a Canadian tri-territorial health research network linking northern regions, with a mandate to improve health outcomes through research.
The Association of Local Public Health Agencies (ALPHA) is a non-profit organization that provides leadership to boards of health and public health units in Ontario.
BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) supports community groups and local governments to assess, enhance and mobilize the capacities they need to continually create and improve community well-being.
The BC Healthy Living Alliance (BCHLA) has a mission to improve the health of all British Columbians through leadership and collaboration to address the risk factors and health inequities that contribute significantly to chronic disease.
The British Columbia Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) is a centre of innovation and creativity promoting a women-centred approach to the health of girls and women.
The Caledon Institute is a social policy think tank that conducts research and analysis, seeks to inform and influence public opinion, and fosters public discussion on poverty and social policy.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides essential information on Canada's health system and the health of Canadians.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) integrates research through an interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 “virtual” institutes.
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is a voluntary, professional organization representing Canadian physicians. In 2013, they began a campaign to move the social determinants of health higher on the healthcare agenda.
The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of Canada’s registered nurses, representing nearly 139,000 nurses.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community.
The Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) conducts research to better understand the linkages between poverty, social exclusion, and poor health.
The Centre for Urban Health Initiatives (CUHI) was one of seven research centres established in 2004 by the CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health under its Centres for Research Development program.
Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is the “national voice to represent and promote community health nursing and the health of communities.”
The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) focuses on social research – particularly in the areas of low income and poverty.
The First Nation Information Governance Centre provides information, research, training, data collection, analysis and dissemination services to First Nations at the community, regional and national levels.
Government of New Brunswick – Health is the provincial department responsible for health.
The Government of Prince Edward Island has created the PEI Healthy Living Strategy.
Growing Food Security in Alberta (GFSA) engages Albertans in strategies to ensure secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food for everyone, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.
Health Nexus (formerly the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is a registered charitable organization that supports the development and implementation of prevention and health promotion strategies that aim to enhance well-being and reduce health inequities.
Health Officers’ Council of BC (HOC) is a registered society of British Columbia public health physicians who, among other activities, advise and advocate for public policies and programs directed to improving the health of populations.
The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) formerly Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre mission is improving population health and promoting health equity by understanding and influencing the complex conditions that impact the health of communities.
The Human Development Council identifies and addresses social issues in Greater Saint John through research, information, coordination and networking.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is an interdisciplinary research network in British Columbia focused on promoting equity in developmental and educational outcomes for children.
The Indigenous Peoples Resource Centre (IPRC) is a collaboration among the Universities of Regina, First Nations of Canada, and the province of Saskatchewan, with support from Aboriginal and health organizations. Determinants of health are a required aspect of all their research.
The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) is a government organization founded in 1998 to improve the coordination, development and use of expertise in public health.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.
The Léa-Roback Research Centre focuses on social disparities in the population and the effects these have on the health of individuals.
The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is a research centre of excellence within the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba that conducts population-based research on health services, population and public health, and the social determinants of health.
The Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (MFN CAHR) is a centre of research excellence at the University of Manitoba.
The CCPA Manitoba was formed in 1997, offering Manitobans critical policy analysis, solid research and progressive policy alternatives.
Manitoba Public Health is a provincial government department that oversees health care services available to Manitobans.
The mission of the Manitoba Public Health Association (MPHA) is to work with many sectors to influence emerging and re-emerging health, social, environmental and economic policy decisions to improve the quality of life and well-being of Manitobans.
The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is a knowledge based organization that advances and promotes the health and well-being of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in realizing their public health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Aboriginal populations in Canada.
The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) focuses on the health risks associated with the physical environment and identifies evidence-based interventions to reduce those risks.
The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) focuses on healthy public policy: policy that potentially enhances populations’ health by having a positive impact on the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health.
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) focuses on evidence use in public health, sharing methods and tools to find out what works.
The New Brunswick Health Council is a public body created by the Government of New Brunswick to promote and improve health system performance.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NALSW) is a regulatory body and professional association for social work in the province.
Community Accounts is a public, online information system that provides users with a reliable and comprehensive source of community, regional, and provincial data.
Niagara Region Public Health addresses public health needs through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention programs.
Northern Health provides health services and promotes health for northern and rural populations in British Columbia.
The Department of Health and Wellness provides health care for Nova Scotians, offering programs and services that protect and promote health, and treat illness.
The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a strong, unified, independent voice for all citizens committed to improving the health of all Ontarians.
The Pan-Canadian Public Health Network is an intergovernmental forum of public health experts that works to strengthen Canada’s public health capacity.
The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is an arms-length from government advisory organization.
People Assessing Their Health (PATH) is a network of organizations and individuals sharing ideas and resources to build healthy communities in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is a province-wide network linking population health researchers and community partners in order to improve the health of Ontarians and the sustainability of the health care system.
The Provincial Health Services Authority works in partnership with regional health authorities in providing, coordinating, and evaluating specialty health services across British Columbia.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the main Government of Canada agency responsible for public health in Canada.
The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) is a voluntary, non-profit, non-government organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the public’s health.
The Public Health Association of Nova Scotia (PHANS) advocates for policy change on issues that affect health, responds to community health issues and concerns, and raises public and professional awareness of health issues.
The Québec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) is a community of researchers from across the province working in population health.
The Quajigiartiit Health Research Centre’s (AHRN-NU) goal is to enable health research to be conducted locally, by northerners, and with communities in a supportive, safe, culturally-sensitive and ethical environment.
Region of Waterloo Public Health works to create healthy and supportive communities through various health promotion, disease prevention and health protection actions, often in partnership with others.
The Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba (RHA Central) provides health care services, including prevention programs, to the people of Central Manitoba, and builds partnerships with the community.
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario.
The Rural Coastal Communities Network (RCCN) is a community network comprised of over 240 organizations.
Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) is a centre for excellence in rural development, helping to strengthen rural and northern communities through research and information on issues unique to these areas.
Santé Montréal provides health and social services in Montreal.
The Saskatchewan Public Health Association (SPHA) promotes the health of Saskatchewan people and their environment through education, advocacy and empowerment.
Saskatoon Health Region is the largest health region in the province, serving approximately 300,000 local residents.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is a public health agency that partners with community organizations to offer programs and services that address the social determinants.
The Social Determinants of Health listserv is a very active determinants of health listserv maintained by Dennis Raphael, professor of health policy at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University.
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) focuses on social justice issues and works together with communities on accessibility, community development, income security and social planning.
The Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) is an accredited public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice.
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing researches and regularly reports on the quality of life of Canadians.
The Food Action Research Centre works to enhance capacity to address food insecurity in collaboration with students, faculty, community members, practitioners, and decision/policy-makers.
The Tri-District Population Health Working Group, which consists of South Shore Health, South West Health and Annapolis Valley Health, works on determinants of health.
Le Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS) supports interchange among public policy researchers from diverse disciplines, theoretical approaches and countries.
The University of Montreal Public Health Research Institute has social determinants of health as one of its priority research areas.
Upstream is a non-profit organization working to make the discourse around social determinants of health widely accessible through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is a regional health authority that provides health services to more than a million residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola the Central Coast and the surrounding areas.
The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health services to residents of Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.
The Wellesley Institute engages in research, policy and community mobilization to advance population health.
The Women’s Health Research Network (WHRN) was funded from 2005-2010 and brought together innovative groupings of gender and women’s health researchers and research collaborations drawn from academic, health service, policy and community settings.