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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Contact Us

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:

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

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

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.




  • A changing public: demographic, social, and political trends influencing public health
  • Public's perception of public health
  • Digital pandemics
  • Strategies, resources and tools for communicating and engaging with the wider public
  • The new OPHS and health system changes and their impact on public health engagement
  • Understanding and engaging millennials 
  • New frontiers in social media

And more!

Learning objectives

Attendees will:

  • 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 want to be engaged on public health issues.
  • Learn how others are communicating and engaging with the public.
  • Receive practical training on contemporary strategies and technologies to connect with the public.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brittany Seymour, Harvard University

Dr. Brittany Seymour is an Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She holds a full-time appointment in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and the Office of Global and Community Health. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and completed her Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Population. 

Dr. Seymour will speak about digital pandemics and how rapidly-spreading scientifically inaccurate information (i.e. fake news) can impact public health. 

View preliminary program below or click here!

View the OPHA Fall Forum 2017 schedule & directory.

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Past Fall Forum programs

2016 Final Program
2015 Final Program
2014 Final Program
2013 Final Program
2012 Final Program
2011 Final Program
2010 Final Program

Upcoming events

Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Conference
Neurovascular Connections
Serious Illness Conversation Workshop