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.

National Mental Health Week - May 5-11, 2014


National Mental Health Week - May 5-11, 2014

National Mental Health Week - May 5-11, 2014
May 6, 2014

Public Health Agency of Canada - The Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Mental Health Week is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the importance of mental health as a crucial part of overall well-being throughout a person’s life. It is important to take care of your mental health, as well as contribute to the mental health of those around you.

We understand that mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Mental health allows you to feel, think and act in ways that help you enjoy life, handle its everyday stresses, and relate to others emotionally.

Promoting mental health among Canadians requires the combined efforts of all levels of government, health professionals, communities, workplaces and individuals.

The Government of Canada contributes to these efforts by investing in mental health promotion, research and programs. This includes establishing the Mental Health Commission of Canada, as well as supporting the Canada Brain Research Fund to advance knowledge of brain disease and mental disorders. In addition, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy is investing in projects across 230 communities that support the mental well-being of children, youth and families.

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Upcoming events

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