The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors and the Environmental Health Foundation announce the availability of a continuing education award for $500 to be presented annually to a member of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

Who is Eligible? Those working in the field of public health inspection who have been "a member in good standing" for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years in the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors prior to application. The recipient can only receive the award once. The applicant is not restricted to applying for an entire program but can apply for an individual course. The applicant must have taken or plan to start the program or take the course during the current year of applying for the award.

How to apply? The applicant should complete and submit the application form by October 15th and attach a statement on "how further education will benefit me in the field of public health" The statement is to be a maximum of 500 words. The form and application are to be emailed to trustees@ehfc.ca.  The award recipient will be announced on the EHFC website www.ehfc.ca  on January 15th of the following year.

The recipient is required to provide proof of tuition payment within 30 days of the beginning of the semester of the Award. The candidate shall provide proof of successful completion prior to the release of the award money.

No member of the CIPHI-NEC or the EHFC Board of Trustees is eligible for this award.

Questions regarding this award can be directed to the Award Committee at trustees@ehfc.ca


Lucille Lukey; Health Canada, Vancouver (BC)


Lucille Lukey, CPHI(C) is an EHO with Health Canada – First Nations & Inuit Health, Environmental Public Health Services.  She is British Columbia’s First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program Coordinator.

Lucille is currently responsible for all aspects of public health in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia. Her key areas of interest are drinking water, communicable disease, and risk communication, although her expertise and daily activities extend to such issues as housing and indoor air quality, environmental contaminants and food safety.

Lucille has just successfully completed the first year of a MSc program and is inspired to apply newly learned principles and strategies on a local level so she may better serve and strengthen BC First Nations communities, particularly in rural settings.