Resident Council

Resident Council is a semi-independent working group of PHPC Resident members which exists primarily to facilitate collaboration between residents on projects of national interest. The co-chairs also represent the resident voice on General Council. Resident council in no way represents the official position of PHPC as an organization. Our terms of reference were last updated in September 2012. Resident members can consult our bi-monthly meeting minutes and other resident-specific materials (requires login).

On this page:
  • Council members
  • Organizational structure
  • Mission, values, and vision

Council members


Jia Hu
University of Toronto
Thomas Piggott

Past co-chairs: Nikhil Rajaram (2010-2012), Gayane Hovhannisyan (2012-2013), Andrew Gray (2013-2015), Rim Zayed (2014-2015).

Current Council Members:

Representatives to other PHPC committees and other organizations

Rotimi Orisatoki (Saskatchewan)

Members  at large : Andrew Gray

Organizational structure

Mission, values, and vision

Our Mission

To foster cohesiveness and leadership among public health and preventive medicine residents across the country in order to promote and organize shared learning, relationship building, and advocacy opportunities.

Value Statements

Collaboration - We value strong collaboration among our representatives in order to best address and promote the educational and training needs of their home program's residents. We value the sharing of resources and opportunities among all learners in this field. We value working together across geographic areas and languages across the nation.

Sustainability - We value promoting a council that builds on the work of members before it, with clear goals and documented past work that can be sustained even when leadership or membership in the council is transferred.

Education - We value sharing and disseminating current public health topics, especially as it relates to advocacy in the field, in addition to promoting knowledge of the field among medical colleagues in other disciplines.

Inclusiveness - all residents who want to contribute to the work of PHPC Resident Council are welcome.

Our Vision

“Canadian Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residents collaborating on shared priorities, learning together, and building collegiality on the road to practice as specialist physicians together.”
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