Responding to calls to update the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health to:

  1. Propose structures and processes for the future oversight and governance of the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada.
  2. Update the 2008 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada through engagement with the Canadian public health community.

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (referred to as the NCCs) are committed to seeking input from a broad and diverse range of perspectives that make up the public health community in Canada. This project will engage and collaborate with key public health partners across the country to develop core competencies aligned with current needs and priorities of the public health system.

The NCCs recognize the public health community includes many people with different lived experiences and expertise across a range of disciplines and roles. This project will engage public health practitioners, decision- and policy-makers, educators, researchers and health-influencing community organizations. Broad and diverse engagement, including with Indigenous, Black and Francophone public health partners, is critical to ensure past and ongoing injustices and inequities are not further perpetuated.

Invitation to participate – Share your ideas and perspectives! 

Core competencies reflect essential knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective public health practice. 

Have a say in shaping the 2024 Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada. Your ideas and perspectives are critical.

There are different ways you can participate:

  • Engagement sessions: Get updated on the project and provide input on cross-cutting themes, categories and more. These virtual sessions are 60 – 90 minutes long.
  • Anonymous online surveys: Give your feedback through a modified Delphi method to reach consensus on the competency statements.

Engagement sessions are being offered on the following dates. Please choose one. 


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