OPHA Annual General Meeting Package 2012
- OPHA's Membership Primer is finalized - if you are wondering what type of membership you qualify for, or have general inquiries regarding membership, find the document here.
- Engaging Priority Populations - July 16, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- NRC Program Changes and Transition - June 28, 2012 [Slides, PPT]
- Public Health Systems - UK and Canada - May 31, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- Traffic Corridors and Sensitive Land Uses Webinar - May 29, 2012 [Slides, PPT]
- Health and Built Environment Webinar - May 1, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- Public Health Systems 101, April 27, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- Built Environment Webinar, March 1, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- Youth Engagement Evaluation Webinar, March 29, 2012 [Slides, PDF]
- OPHA membership comment on the CCO Blueprint
Taking Action to Prevent Chronic Disease - Download PDF
- Results Based Accountibility Webinar Recording [Download]
- Youth Engagemnet Resources; Download order form [.doc] [.pdf]
The audio for our Youth Engagement September Webinar: .mp3
Youth Engagement Toolkit (ENGLISH PDF)
Youth Engagement Toolkit (FRENCH PDF)
Youth Engagement Guide (ENGLISH PDF)
Youth Engagement Guide (FRENCH PDF)
Youth Engagement Webinar PPT Slides
Youth Engagement Workshop PPT Slides
Dear Valued OPHA Members:
The OPHA completed its strategic plan in late 2010. In this plan, the organization restrengthened its commitment to its members. Investment in a new membership management system is one expression of this recommitment. Unfortunately, the introduction and implementation of this new system has created a transition period where a number of errors occurred, namely, some members were inaccurately identified as being inactive members. Consequently, a series of automatic emails were sent through the system by mistake, inviting membership renewal to members who had recently renewed their membership. OPHA wishes to express its sincerest apologies to these members. Please know that these emails were sent in error and are a reflection of our ‘growing pains’ related to implementing this new membership management system. We hope that once we have ironed out the details to transitioning from a manual system to a more automated system we will be able to further improve our communication and engagement with our members.
Once again, please accept our sincerest apologies and be assured that we value your membership and continued support. Your continued patience during this transition period is much appreciated.
Siu Mee Cheng
Welcome to the OPHA Members’ Lounge. This section of the OPHA web site contains a variety of resources and information accessible only to public health practitioners and other interested individuals who are Members in Good Standing of OPHA — that is, those who have registered and paid the fees required to become members of the OPHA.
Membership in the OPHA holds several advantages. As a dedicated and skilled professional you gain ready access to a community providing support, team orientation and information that is key to a successful career. OPHA respects your expertise and is dedicated to promoting your professional goals, needs and interests.
OPHA members are actively involved in influencing the development of public health policy and practice at the local, provincial and national levels. You can play a vital role in promoting public health issues by researching and developing policy statements, participating on issues management groups, drafting position papers, representing your community on committee and action teams.
OPHA Membership puts you in touch with many of the leading public health thinkers, policy makers and practitioners in Ontario. The opportunity to mentor and be mentored, to exchange ideas and to interact with the leading edge of decision-making in your field is a valuable tool on your journey to professional success.
OPHA members are key participants in the development and delivery of public health programs in partnership with the Ministry of Health Promotion and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. You can become involved in contributing new ideas to existing programs or assist in developing innovative new programs that meet the everchanging needs of Ontario’s public health sector.
OPHA members like to roll up their sleeves and wade knee-deep into the most pressing issues in public health today. You can participate on an existing workgroup or solicit the support of your fellow members in developing a workroup of your own.
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The OPHA is uniquely successful as a respected participant at the policy-making table because of its uniquely interdisciplinary approach public health. The OPHA leverages the tools, perspectives and approaches of all public health related disciplines in devising clear, consistent and compelling calls to action for governments and policy makers.