Room 574, 155 College Street, Toronto
  • January 14, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Please accept an invitation to attend a special lecture by

James Chauvin

Director of Policy, Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and President (2012-2014), World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) on Policy Advocacy One Step at a Time:

Experiences and Challenges of Public Health Associations in Canada and Abroad

Welcome and discussion moderated by

Howard Hu, Director, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Monday, January 14th at 3pm-4pm. Refreshments served.

Room 574, 155 College Street, Health Sciences Building at University of Toronto RSVP to director.dlsph@utoronto.ca


James Chauvin, Director of Policy, Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)  www.cpha.ca and President (2012-2014), World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA).

Mr. Chauvin joined the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) in 1992. As Director of Policy, Mr. Chauvin oversees the formulation of the Association’s policy positions and implementation of its advocacy strategy on public health issues, both in Canada and internationally. From 2005 to 2008, he was Director of CPHA’s Global Health Programs. Prior to this, he developed and managed several CPHA international public health initiatives. He was deployed overseas in 2003 for 18 months as the CPHA Regional Coordinator for South East Europe, managing the implementation of two CIDA-funded projects, one to rebuild and enhance the public health system and the other a regional HIV prevention project in the countries of former Yugoslavia, including Kosovo. Mr. Chauvin also served for 6 months in 2006/7 as the Interim Executive Director of the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT), a regional African NGO based in Johannesburg implementing HIV prevention and AIDS care and support initiatives in several southern African countries. He serves as CPHA’s representative on the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA). In May 2010, Mr. Chauvin was elected Vice-President & President-Elect of the WFPHA (2010-2012). On April 25, 2012 he assumed the WFPHA Presidency for a two-year term.

Prior to joining CPHA, Mr. Chauvin was employed in the former Health Sciences Division at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He also worked with CARE and other international organizations overseas in several countries. He sits on several national and international health advisory committees. He has authored and contributed to the preparation of many public health-related publications and articles and is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Public Health. Mr. Chauvin holds an MA in geography (with a specialization in medical geography) from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada) and a MSc. in health services planning and administration from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada).