100 Years of Distinction in Public Health Protection

Welcome to the Centennial site for the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. We are excited to offer this compilation of facts, images, and stories that pay tribute to 100 years of the existence of our professional association, the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). We have proudly protected and enhanced environmental public health for Canadians since our founding in 1913.


CIPHI represents and unites Environmental Public Health Professionals across Canada. We advance the profession and field of Environmental Public Health through certification, advocacy, education and professional competencies.





Through this we protect the health of all Canadians.


This website could not have been possible without the many volunteer weekend and evening hours of meetings, research, and article writing by the Centennial Committee and contributors. The BC Branch would like to acknowledge the work of the following people:

Keir Cordner Chris Morse Tim Roark Paula Tait Ian Stewart Zac Der Crystal Brown

Gordon Moseley Gary Tam Daisuke Serizawa Stefane Gravelle Enza Pattison Dale Chen

...and just like the Oscars we apologize for anyone we missed


1967 photo of a Public Health Inspector conducting a swimming pool inspection. Image of 1989 British Columbia Ombudsman Report No. 18 on the On-site Septic System Approval Process. Image of Times Colonist article about a Toxoplasmosis outbreak in Victoria, BC in the 1990's. Image of boys in a rowboat during 1948 Fraser River Flood in British Columbia.

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