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

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November 8, 2017, Chesnut Conference Centre, Toronto

To promote and improve the public's health, we must continue to understand the public. What are their concerns and interests? What are their perceptions about public health? What are the social, demographic and political trends shaping society?  How will new legislative changes and changing funding environments impact our work?

And knowing all of this, how can health professionals effectively engage the wider public to improve the health and well-being of Ontarians for generations to come.

OPHA's 2017 Forum is a networking and training event where you'll explore the answers to these questions and more with experts and colleagues from across Ontario. At this one-day event, you'll:

  • Gain a stronger understanding of current demographic, social and political trends and their implications for public health
  • Better understand the public’s perception of public health, and how they'd like to be engaged with public health issues
  • Hear how your colleagues are engaging the public - and how you can as well!
  • Receive practical training on contemporary strategies and technologies for connecting with the public
Don't miss out! We look forward to seeing you on November 8th!


DAY TWO (November 9) - NRC 2017 Forum
Why Nutrition and Mental Health Need Each Other


What's the relationship between nutrition and mental health?
Why should nutrition professionals care about mental health?
Why should mental health professionals prioritize healthy eating?
And how can we promote mental health through healthy eating and nutrition?
Join the Nutrition Resource Centre at our 2017 Forum to find answers to these important questions!

Together with your colleagues from across Ontario, learn and explore why nutrition and mental health need each other. We’re putting together a diverse list of speakers and presenters and diving into the incredibly complex relationship between nutrition and mental health being unveiled by the latest science. You’ll learn of examples of inter-professional collaboration and hear the experiences of your colleagues who’re incorporating nutrition and mental health promotion into their practices and daily work — and how you can as well.  

NRC’s 2017 Forum will combine scientific evidence and practical experiences surrounding nutrition and mental health with moving personal stories and opportunities to network with inspiring leaders in the field. If you’re passionate about maximizing nutrition and mental health together to promote overall health and wellbeing, this is your can’t-miss event of the year!


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