Acknowledgements: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2013


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, 2013: Infectious Disease–The Never-ending Threat.

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, LLD, Chairman, Exchange Income Corporation;
  • 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;
  • Peter Glynn, PhD, Health Systems Consultant;
  • David Mowat, MBChB, MPH, FRCPC, FFPH, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Ontario;
  • 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, Psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and
  • Brenda Zimmerman, MBA, PhD, Director, Health Industry Management Program; Associate Professor of Strategy/Policy, Schulich School of Business, York University.

I would also 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: Sarah Bernier, Jane Boswell-Purdy, Suzanne A. Boucher, Paula Carty, Maureen Hartigan, Deborah Jordan, Russell Mawby, Chrystal Reaney, Erin L. Schock, Jennifer Lynn Scott, Melannie Smith, Andrea Sonkodi, Crystal Stroud, Gregory Taylor and Michelle Tracy for all their effort throughout the process of delivering this report.

As well, I would like to recognize the contributions made by the 2012/13 Core Advisory Group: Emily Adkins-Taylor, Rana Bader, Gillian Badger, Janet Blakely-Stephens, Cheryl Hammond, Cate Harrington, Amanda Hayne-Farrell, Mana Herel, Nina I. Jetha, Mariola Mascarenhas, Julie McGihon, Emma Moore, Carole Nesbeth, Allison Ringrose, Patricia Salsbury, Shelly Sarwal, Jo-Anne Stead, Rob Stirling, Jocelyn Stoate, Tracy Townsend, Jan Trumble Waddell, Manon Turcotte, Emily Weir, Lindsay Wild and Lindsey Williams.

My thanks to Ben Wilson for his contribution to the tone and style of the report, and to Joanna Odrowaz and Line Nadeau for their exacting English and French edits.

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

  • James Blanchard, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Community Health Sciences & Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine;
  • David Buckeridge, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University;
  • Richard Massé, MD, FRCPC, MSc, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Montréal;
  • Allison McGeer, MD, PhD, MSc, Microbiologist, Infectious Disease Consultant, Mount Sinai Hospital; and
  • Kumanan Wilson, MD, FRCPC, MSc, Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

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

  • Assembly of First Nations;
  • Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada;
  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami;
  • National Association of Friendship Centres; and
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.

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;
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada;
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation;
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency;
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  • Employment and Social Development Canada;
  • Environment Canada;
  • Health Canada;
  • Justice Canada;
  • Privy Council Office; and
  • Public Safety Canada.

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