Leading, Promoting and Advocating for Environmental Public Health Professionals in Ontario


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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.


The notice and nomination forms for President-elect and councillor positions can be downloaded here.


Call For Abstracts

Speaker abstract submission forms


Keynote Speakers



Dave Williams

Record-breaking Astronaut and Aquanaut,
CEO Southlake Regional Health Centre


"A true Canadian hero, astronaut Dave Williams is down-to-earth with a compelling and unique approach to peak performance, environmental stewardship, leadership, our futures and risk management.

With a passion for healthcare and risk management, prior to entering the Canadian Space Agency’s program, Dr. Dave Williams worked as an emergency room doctor and later as director of emergency services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Formerly the director for the McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics, where he led a team dedicated to developing innovative technologies to assist the development of local and remote patient care. In July 2011 Williams became President and Chief Executive Officer of Southlake Regional Health Centre. In June 2012 Williams was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.


Dave Williams joined an exclusive club when he blasted into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, and again on Shuttle Endeavour where he walked out into the great beyond. Having also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, he became Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut.


Williams is one of the NASA space program’s most accomplished astronauts, setting records in spacewalking. The veteran of two space shuttle missions has logged more than 687 hours in space, including three spacewalks, the highest number of spacewalks ever performed in a single mission. His work with NASA also continued on the ground when the space agency appointed him as director of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate, making Williams the first non-American to hold a senior management position."





Dr. Jeff Farber, PhD.

Director, Health Canada Bureau of Microbial Hazards


"Dr Farber is the Director, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada. He has over 20 years experience in applied Food Microbiology, taught a full course in Food Microbiology for 10 years and is a Past-President of the International Association for Food Protection. Dr. Farber is a member of the ICMSF and worked on secondment for FAO in Rome for 4-5 months, gaining broad international experience.  He Gave a series of lectures on food safety for PAHO, to food safety officials in the Caribbean, has over 125 publications, and is the Editor of 3 books."



Joeri van den Steenhoven

Director, MaRS Solutions Lab

"Joeri van den Steenhoven is the Director of the MaRS Solutions Lab, a social innovation lab that aims to improve the lives of citizens and strengthen the resilience of communities in Canada.  Before joining MaRS, Joeri van den Steenhoven was co-founder and CEO of Knowledgeland, one of the leading change labs in the Netherlands and Europe. He has also worked as a director at the Young Foundation in the UK.  A social entrepreneur, he has designed and realized numerous successful interventions for social innovation, while developing methods and networks for creating system change throughout society. Currently, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Council, one of Europe’s leading think-tanks on innovation and growth."



Now available! Check out the 2014 Ontario Branch CIPHI Conference program.




Registration for the conference in now closed.  Thank you to all those that have registered for this year's conference. We look forward to seeing you all October 6th - 8th!

If you would still like to take in some of the sessions, CIPHI is broadcasting a number of educational session via webinar. For more details on the four webinar sessions being offered please review the registration forms.


Workshop Registration

Download the flyer and registration form for the Board of Certification Examiner's Training here. The deadline is October 5th, 2014.



Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street West, Toronto


Hotel Reservations



A dedicated website is now available for the 2014 CIPHI Ontario Branch Conferencehotel reservations.  Attendees can book, update or cancel their hotel rooms online.


By phone:

Make reservations by calling Central Reservations 1-888-421-1442 and refer to the 2014 CIPHI Ontario Branch Conference.


Please note that reservations must be made on or before the cut off date of September 5, 2014.


Guest room rates


Single Occupancy: CDN $189.00

Double Occupancy: CDN $189.00

Triple Occupancy: CDN $214.00

Quadruple Occupancy: CDN $239.00


Please note: Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable province and local taxes (which are currently 13% Harmonized Sales Tax and 3% Destination Marketing Fee) or applicable service, or hotel specific fees in effect at the Hotel at the time of the meeting for a Standard room category.


Networking Opportunities

Coming soon.


Sponsors and Exhibitor Opportunities

We would like to thank the following Sponsors and Exhibitors:




























Board of Certification Examiners Training

CIPHI members who are attending the conference and would like to be an Examiner for the Board of Certification can register for the training session taking place during the conference.


CIPHI Ontario Branch 2014 Conference Golf Tournament


Start the conference early on the fairways of Royal Woodbine Golf Club.


Registration 11:00 am  BBQ lunch 12:00 noon

Shotgun Start 1:00 pm

4 Person, Best Ball Format

$115 per person: includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch

Prizes (Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin) and door prizes


Download the poster and registration form here.



Be sure to be part of this Ontario Branch CIPHI Conference!

What people are saying about CIPHI Ontario events


"I’ve been a member of CIPHI for almost 25 years and look forward to attending the annual provincial conferences to see old friends, meet new colleagues and hear about emerging topics in public health.  Now that I work exclusively in infection prevention and control, this is one of my greatest opportunities to stay connected to issues in other areas of environmental health such as health hazard investigations and water safety.  In the past as a CIPHI executive councillor I have had the opportunity to learn and grow, and look forward to continuing that experience as I volunteer on the 2010 Conference Committee."

Cathy Egan

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

"My experience at the 2009 CIPHI Ontario Branch Educational Conference was great from start to finish, and then some! Everything from the outstanding and informative speakers to the personal contacts made throughout the conference created an unforgettable experience. I would like to thank the organizers for hosting a conference that offered such an enjoyable learning experience."
Allison Maxwell
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties


"The 2009 Ontario Branch CIPHI Educational Conference had an abundance of interesting and educational speakers. I was able to bring a wealth of knowledge back to my colleagues at my place of work. The networking opportunities gave me a chance to reconnect with inspectors from across the province as well as share ideas and perspectives on the work we do!"
Andrew Girouard
KFLA Public Health


"Our mandate is to support the work of public health inspectors and medical health officers across the country through the promotion of evidence-based practice and policy.  Participation in CIPHI conferences is an excellent way for us to connect with the frontline to learn about your needs and share knowledge and information."
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health


"TrainCan has exhibited at the Ontario CIPHI Conference for many years. The conference has always met our expectations in terms of booth display and attendees. There has always been interest in our services, cooperation and a strong desire to learn from the public health inspectors.  We will be back next year."
Jim Kostuch

TrainCan, Inc.


"The time spent with public health inspectors has helped us to understand changes in our industry, and how we, in the private sector, can better serve our clients.  We view each conference as a great way to form important relationships in a friendly environment."

Michael Lowry

Lowry & Associates, Div. of Chem-Aquascience, Inc.


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