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Global Health Division

The vision for the Global Health Division (GHD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is to become a reliable and influential resource and a strong advocate group for the importance of physical therapists in the area of global health.  While focusing on countries with developing and transitional economies, the GHD will facilitate access to a broad range of information ranging from international health and disability issues to volunteer opportunities.  The Division will harness the passion, interests and energy of its members from across Canada and work in collaboration with colleagues from around the world.


The goal of the GHD is to provide relevant information, resources and opportunities to expand the role of physical therapy around the world, especially within developing nations.  We work towards these goals within the three pillars of the CPA: member services, research and education.  As a service to members, we provide information on global health on our website, where we have a section dedicated to students.  Travel bursaries are offered annually.   We are conducting research on global health issues, and we offer educational opportunities annually at CPA’s Congress, and throughout the year with teleconferences.

For more information, please see our website and Facebook page.

Global Health Website

Global Health Facebook Page

Contact Us

Executive Committee

Chair, Jennifer Carvajal
Communications Officer, Angie Andreoli
DKMC (Research) Representative, Allana Beavis
Secretary, Anne Marie Bourgeois
Treasurer, Julie Woodroffe
English Website Manager, Giulia Mesaroli
French Website Manager (Interim), Phil Sheppard
Student Representatives, Marina MacDougall & Jennifer Bessette
Interim Aboriginal Health Representative, Katie Gasparelli