Acknowledgements: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on The State of Public Health in Canada 2010


Many individuals and organizations have contributed to the development of The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2010: Growing Older – Adding Life to Years.

I would like to express my appreciation to the consultants who provided invaluable advice, strategic guidance and expertise:

  • The Honourable Gary Filmon, P.C., O.C., O.M., Corporate Director, The Exchange Group;
  • John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy; Chair, Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh; Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto;
  • Senator Wilbert J. Keon, The Senate of Canada;
  • Richard Massé, Director, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal;
  • David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Ontario;
  • Jeff Reading, Professor and Director, Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Victoria; and
  • Brenda Zimmerman, Director, Health Industry Management Program; Associate Professor of Strategy/Policy, Schulich School of Business, York University.

I would like to thank the many individuals and groups within the Public Health Agency of Canada for their contribution. Specifically, I would like to recognize the dedicated efforts of the CPHO Reports Unit, Office of Public Health Practice: Sarah Bernier, Jane Boswell-Purdy, Suzanne A. Boucher, Paula Carty, Camille Des Lauriers, Maureen Hartigan, Sean Hockin, Valerie Jerabek, Deborah Jordan, Shelley Lafleur, Jack MacGillivray, Erin L. Schock, Melannie Smith, Andrea Sonkodi, Kathryn Spack, and Crystal Stroud for all their effort throughout the process of delivering this report. I would also like to give thanks to the internal editor Rob Stirling.

As well, I would like to recognize the contributions made by the 2010 Core Advisory Group: Maureen Carroll, Sara Coleman, Mette Cornelisse, Saira David, Mary Elizabeth Fry, Mana Herel, Semaneh Jemere, Erin Kingdom, Leanne Maidment, Leonora Montuoro, Howard Morrison, Monica Palak, Louise A. Plouffe, Simone Powell, Lindsay Sprague, Kelly Stang, Jan Trumble-Waddell and Paul Varughese.

I would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the following external reviewers and individuals:

  • Kim Barker, Public Health Advisor, Assembly of First Nations;
  • Neena L. Chappell, Canada Research Chair in Social Gerontology; Professor, Centre on Aging & Department of Sociology, University of Victoria; President, Canadian Association on Gerontology;
  • Erica Di Ruggiero, Associate Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health;
  • Elizabeth Dyke, Health Consultant;
  • Malcolm King, Scientific Director, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Dianne Kinnon, Director, Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization;
  • Denise Kouri, Kouri Research;
  • Anne Martin-Matthews, Scientific Director, Institute of Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia;
  • Cory Neudorf, Chief Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region;
  • Michelle Peel, Assistant Director, Institute of Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and
  • Erin Wolski, Director of Health, Native Women's Association of Canada.

Special thanks to those from the following federal government departments, agencies and programs who collaborated with us on this publication:

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation;
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Health Canada;
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;
  • Department of Justice Canada;
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada;
  • Privy Council Office;
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and
  • Veterans Affairs Canada.

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