Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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The OPHA is a not‐for‐profit member‐based association that provides leadership in advancing public health in Ontario. Our Association represents six public and community health disciplines and our membership represents many public health and community health professionals from Ontario. To learn more about us, our structure, strategic direction, or membership, please visit the following links:

The OPHA provides leadership on issues affecting the public's health and works to strengthen the impact of people who are active in public and community health throughout Ontario. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA creates and maintains advocacy initiatives with a province-wide perspective. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

This is a hub of useful OPHA and partner resources in the field of public health. Resource topics include advocacy, health equity, chronic disease prevention, environmental health, health promotion, and more.

This section includes the latest news about the OPHA and its programs, upcoming OPHA events, and other news of interest to the public health sector. For more information, please visit the following pages:

The OPHA Member’s Lounge is a dedicated space reserved for our OPHA members to store and access important information and exclusive resources. The Lounge includes the following:

This page lists all of this reports, toolkits, or recordings from our most popular live webinars from noted public health figures that are available for purchase in our online store.

About Ontario Public Health Association

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About OPHA

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a strong, unified and independent voice for all citizens, public health professionals and volunteers committed to improving the health of Ontarians. OPHA has a very active Board of Directors that accomplish its governance responsibilities and fulfill its strategic plan.

Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the public health sector. OPHA galvanizes communities, governments and decision makers to manage current public health challenges, launch new initiatives and act in a responsive and accountable manner. Through strategic partnerships with hundreds of health units, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and community health centres, OPHA has succeeded in influencing and addressing specific public health issues as well as broader elements of health policy. These include preserving the environment, promoting disease prevention, narrowing health disparities and reducing poverty.

OPHA fosters and maintains strong relationships with numerous Ministries. OPHA’s track record of program development and advocacy, combined with its unique interdisciplinary approach to public health issues, has earned the organization a wealth of credibility as an active participant at the policy making table.

Upcoming events

Vector Control National Conference and Trade Show
TOPHC 2017
OHSC Conference: Towards Well-being for All
Neurological Disorders and Brain Injury