Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH)

Trevor Hancock honoured at CPHA 2017

Congratulations to ELPH co-PI Trevor Hancock who received the R.D Defries Award! This is Canadian Public Heath Association's highest honour. "Arguably, no individual Canadian has done more to advance the public health importance of the ecological determinants of health." CPHA 2017.

Bernie Pauly and Marjorie MacDonald at CPHA 2017

At CPHA 2017, ELPH was very well-represented! We co-hosted a pre-conference workshop and a health equity tools workshop, presented six oral presentation and one poster!

Equity Lens in Public Health is a 5-year program of public health research at the University of Victoria. Find out more: ELPH research program.

Health equity tools second inventory

We are pleased to present our second inventory of health equity tools (pdf).

ELPH KTE Resources

Check out our selection of KTE resources here.


  • Check out our latest KTE Resource - ELPH's Systems Health Equity Lens (SHEL)
  • Part of our research team in beautiful Cranbrook, BC after a day of research planning with the Ktunaxa Nation Council’s Traditional Knowledge and Language Working Group for the CIHR-funded   xaȼqanaǂ ʔitkiniǂ  (Many Ways of Working Together) Research Project that was inspired by ELPH findings to explore a new methodology for decolonized co-learning processes between health authorities and Indigenous communities.

Danielle Wilson & Leslie Bryant from IH, Alex Kent from SFU, Sana & Bernie
In the photo: Danielle Wilson & Leslie Bryant from IH, Alex Kent from SFU, Sana Shahram & Bernie Pauly






fraser health   interior health BC Government   Northern Health
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Vancouver Coastal

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provincial health services authority

National Collaborating Centre for Determinates of Health

This Programmatic Grant in Health and Health Equity is funded by:


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Institute of Aboriginal Health  $42,225      

Institute of Population & Public Health  $1,332,775

For project updates and more information on other Programmatic Grants to Tackle Health and Health Equity funded by CIHR's Institute of Poplulation and Public Health (IPPH) click here.


Public Health Agency of Canada

Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness Branch  $625,000

Total: $2,000,000