Health Promotion in Canada, Fourth Edition

New Perspectives on Theory, Practice, Policy, and Research

By Irving Rootman, Ann Pederson, Katherine Frohlich, Sophie Dupéré


Now in its fourth edition, Health Promotion in Canada offers a comprehensive profile of the history, current status, and future of health promotion in Canada. Emphasizing the links between theory, research, policy, and practice, this engaging volume draws on concrete Canadian examples that bring theory to life.

The new edition maintains the critical approach of the previous three editions while providing an in-depth analysis of recent innovative approaches in health promotion. Thoroughly updated with 15 new chapters, this edited collection contains contributions by prominent Canadian academics, researchers, and practitioners as well as an afterword by Ronald Labonté. The contributors cover a broad range of topics including inequities in health, Indigenous communities, immigrants, mental health, violence against women, ecological change, and globalization. Featuring learning objectives, thought-provoking discussion questions, resources for further study, and an accompanying instructor’s manual, this is an ideal text for courses in public health, health education, health sciences, nursing, and related disciplines.


  • discusses promising health promotion practices in Indigenous communities
  • includes an afterword by Ronald Labonté
  • incorporates thought-provoking reflections on practice and new learning objectives


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