CPHO annual report – new supplementary reports

From the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer

In October, Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, released her 2020 annual report on the State of Public Health in Canada: From Risk to Resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19.

We are pleased to share some new products which were developed to support the 2020 annual report. They highlight some of the realities and challenges faced in the early stages of the pandemic, and offer valuable lessons as we move forward in the pandemic response and beyond.


What We Heard: Indigenous Peoples & COVID-19

This independent report, written by an Indigenous scholar and her team, summarizes discussions from two community engagement sessions with Indigenous partners in August and September 2020. First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals participated in the community engagement sessions and shared their knowledge and experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Best Brains Exchange Proceedings Report: Strengthening the Structural Determinants of Health Post-COVID-19

This report summarizes the proceedings of the virtual Best Brains Exchange (BBE) held in July 2020 to help inform the CPHO 2020 Annual Report on COVID-19. The BBE aimed to better understand the intersectional COVID-19 impacts on the health and well-being of priority groups in Canada, to inform the design of protective strategies moving forward.


We are asking for your assistance in disseminating these products with your networks to help broaden awareness of these important perspectives from leading researchers and those with lived experience.  As part of continuous learning and improvement, we are also seeking feedback on the CPHO report and ask that you take a few minutes to complete this short online survey.