Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2021, A Vision to Transform Canada’s Public Health System. This year’s report describes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides a vision to transform Canada’s public health system, in order to be better prepared for the next public health crisis and to help all people in Canada to achieve better health.To read the 2021 CPHO report, visit

To inform the development of this report the Office of the CPHO has commissioned four independent reports. In an effort to allow broader dissemination of these reports, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, in partnership with the authors and the Office of the CPHO worked together to make them publicly available in English and French.

The commissioned reports will be released as soon as the editing process is finalized and will be posted online on this website. Make sure to visit our website regularly!

Report led by Dr. Margo Greenwood, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health at Indigenous Services CanadaVisioning the Future: First Nations, Inuit, & Métis Population and Public HealthVers un avenir meilleur : santé publique et populationnelle chez les Premières Nations, les Inuits et les Métis

Report led by Dr. David Buckeridge, School of Population and Global Health, McGill UniversityAn Evidence-Informed Vision for a Public Health Data System in CanadaUne vision éclairée par des données probantes pour un système de données en santé publique au Canada

Report led by Dr. Kate Mulligan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of TorontoStrengthening Community Connections: The Future of Public Health is at the Neighbourhood ScaleRenforcer les liens communautaires : l’avenir de la santé publique se joue à l’échelle des quartiers

Report led by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of TorontoGoverning for the Public’s Health: Governance Options for a Strengthened and Renewed Public Health System in CanadaGouverner pour la santé du public : options de gouvernance pour un système de santé publique renforcé et renouvelé au Canada
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