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:

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.


Leadership in Public Health Tools


Fostering Leadership in Public Health through Mentoring
Derived from Healthforce Leadership Mentorship Project and published in 2005

  • A Program Resource Guide is intended to assist health organizations to contemplate, plan, implement and evaluate an interprofessional leadership mentoring program.
  • Information and tools are provided to assist in establishing a program for senior public health administrators, champions (project leads), mentees and mentors.
  • Using the resource guide, they can increase their knowledge of required activities and adapt them to their health unit’s profile (e.g. recruitment, selection and matching of mentors/mentees, orientation etc.).

Tags: Mentorship

Leadership in Public Health: A guide to advocacy for public health associations       
Produced by Canadian Public Health Association, 2009

  • This manual was developed by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) as a resource for organizations working in public health, particularly other Public Health Associations (PHAs).
  • It is intended to act as a guide to developing and implementing advocacy campaigns and strategies around public health issues.

Tags: Advocacy

National Leadership’s Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) Cohort 1 Evaluation Report
Prepared by Center for Community Health and Evaluation, May 2013

  • The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) is a team-based applied leadership program that uses ‘real world’ community health improvement projects to provide opportunities for participants to apply new leadership skills and approaches in a multi-sector operating environment.
  • Based on the evaluation results, CCHE made a series of recommendations for program improvements to better serve future cohorts.

Tags: Leadership training

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Upcoming events

Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry Conference
Neurovascular Connections
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