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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Community Food Advisor

Program Description

The Community Food Advisor (CFA) program was developed to establish a network of volunteers with practical food and nutrition skills, to help meet community needs.  Using the knowledge gained through cultural, religious, family and occupational experiences, and an extensive training program, Community Food Advisors (CFAs) share their knowledge and interest with other people seeking more information on food.
The goal of the Community Food Advisor Program was to improve and promote safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices in Ontario by increasing individual and group access to reliable information and education.

Program History and Current Status

The program was developed in 1991 by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and co-funded by Ontario Ministry of Health. From 2001, the CFA program was coordinated by the NRC. In 2013, the CFA program was transfered to the Ontario Public Health Association, which provides provincial coordination and administration. The program was funded until October 2014 by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affiairs

The CFA Program is presently being supported by the OPHA as a result of funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF). To learn more about the program, please visit the CFA website. To read the original transition letter, please click here.