Acknowledgements: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2012


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, 2012: Influencing Health – The Importance of Sex and Gender.

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

  • The Honourable Gary Filmon, PC, OC, OM, Corporate Director, The Exchange Group;
  • John Frank, MD, 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;
  • David Mowat, MPH, FRCPC, FFPH, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Ontario;
  • Peter Glynn, PhD, Health Systems Consultant; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University;
  • Daryl Pullman, PhD, Professor of Medical Ethics, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University;
  • Jeff Reading, MSc, PhD, FCAHS, Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Social Policy, Faculty of Human and Social Development and Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Victoria;
  • Cornelia Wieman, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Consultant Psychiatrist; and
  • Brenda Zimmerman, MBA, PhD, 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, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Maureen Hartigan, Sean Hockin, Deborah Jordan, Jordan Kelly, Russell Mawby, Erin L. Schock, Jennifer Lynn Scott, Melannie Smith, Andrea Sonkodi and Crystal Stroud for all their effort throughout the process of delivering this report.

As well, I would like to recognize the contributions made by the 2011/12 Core Advisory Group: Cate Harrington, Mana Herel, Semaneh Jemere, Erin Kingdom, Leonora Montuoro, Emma Moore, Howard Morrison, Roslyn Nudell, Catherine Rotor, Jan Trumble Waddell, Manon Turcotte, Emily Weir, Lindsey Williams and Vance White.

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

  • André P. Grace, MEd, PhD, Killam Research Professor and Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta;
  • David Hart, PhD, Professor, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary;
  • Marlene M. Moretti, MD, CIHR Senior Research Chair, Professor, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University;
  • Kate Shannon, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia and Director, Gender and Sexual Health Initiative, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS;
  • Jeannie Shoveller, PhD, Professor, School of Population and Health, University of British Columbia; and
  • Donna E. Stewart, MD, University Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Director, Women's Health and Senior Scientist, University Health Network, Toronto; Institutional Advisory Board Member, Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research.

In addition I would also like to recognize the following organizations for their contributions to this Report:

  • Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada;
  • Assembly of First Nations;
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples;
  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami;
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada;
  • Métis National Council;
  • National Aboriginal Health Organization;
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health;
  • Native Women’s Association of Canada; and
  • Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada.

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

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada;
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation;
  • Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada);
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Health Canada;
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;
  • Privy Council Office; and
  • Status of Women Canada.
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