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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Communities of Practice

Nutrition Community of Practice: Nutritional Health of Aging Adults 



About this CoP

The Nutrition CoP was originally created by the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) to bring together leaders from multiple disciplines to share research and best practices in nutrition care for older adults across the care continuum, and promote the importance of food and nutrition for healthy aging. In 2014, the Nutrition Resource Centre partnered with SHKN to broaden the mandate for the CoP to include health promotion as an area of focus and to provide administrative and coordination functions for the CoP. 

This CoP served to:
  • Connect health professionals interested in promoting food and nutrition for healthy aging.
  • Promote evidence-based nutrition care and promotion for older adults by exchanging knowledge among researchers, professional organizations, practitioners, policymakers and caregivers.
  • Provide opportunities for knowledge exchange among researchers, policymakers, practitioners and caregivers.
  • Disseminate best practices in nutrition care and promotion, and develop resources to address members’ information needs.   
  • Advocate for research, innovations, and best practices in nutrition care and promotion as it relates to healthy aging.

Update Note (as of May 2017):  Due to internal capacity and the emerging priorities for health care professionals and other service providers around older adults beyond nutrition and health promotion, we have decided to pause this CoP.  The NRC has initiated the process of identifying possible gaps in knowledge and needs for those working in health promotion for older adults related to nutrition that aligns with government priorities. If you have ideas for specific projects in this area, please contact Candace Aqui.