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.

OPHA by the Numbers in 2016

OPHA by the Numbers in 2016

OPHA by the Numbers in 2016
January 6, 2017

15,283 viewed OPHA's website, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook sites each month

4,224 people registered for OPHA and/or Nutrition Resource Centre (NRC) webinars featuring thought leaders and practitioners

550 delegates attended our NRC Spring Conference, OPHA's Fall Forum or OPHA/Health Nexus Collaborative Leadership Institute (a 30% increase for the Fall Forum from last year)

530 participants registered for our Public Health and Planning 101 free online course

148 students and new professionals attended our networking soirees, career planning workshops and/or TOPHC session 

86 public health professionals were trained in quality improvement through Lean Sigma, a total of 406 since 2013

22 letters, submissions, position papers and presentations to Legislative Committees were developed

19 invitations were accepted to help plan or attend government consultations on changes to policy

6 times OPHA was featured through op-ed articles, TV and/or print coverage

5% growth in the number of members from this time last year

1 request to serve as the knowledge user for a ground breaking study on health behaviours, socio-economic position and health care costs

Upcoming events

OPHA Lean Sigma White Belt Workshop
OPHA Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Workshop 2017
Annual Nutrition Exchange