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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Governance

The NRC has two standing committeesthe NRC Advisory Committee and the Provincial Roundtable Committeecomprised of stakeholder representatives from among our clients and partner organizations.

NRC Advisory Committee 

The NRC Advisory Committee provides subject matter advice and guidance on our strategic and operational goals. The committee is a network of individuals from across Ontario who work in a variety of disciplines (i.e. public health, community health centres family health teams and academia.

The objectives of the group are:

  1. To provide healthy eating and nutritio-related advice to the NRC.
  2. To identify emerging issues in the area of healthy eating and nutrition that will impact knowledge exchange, capacity building, programs and services, and healthy eating and nutrition policy developments.

Members of the NRC Advisory Committee (2017) include: 

  • Rebecca Truscott, Ontario Collaborative Group on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (OCGHEPA)
  • Evelyn Vaccari, Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH)
  • Christine Mehling, Dietitians of Canada (DC)/ EatRight Ontario (ERO)
  • Ellen Wodchis, Niagara Region, Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Management in Public Health (OCDPMPH)
  • Rachael Mather, KFL&A Public Healt
  • Jennelle Arnew, Chatham-Kent Health Unit
  • Jessica Wegener, Ryerson University
  • Ashley Hurley, Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO)
  • Katherine Haneke, Grandriver CHC, Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC)
  • Erin Hobin, Public Health Ontario (PHO)
  • David Sit/Gabriella Heyman, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

For more information about the NRC Advisory Committee , please contact Karen Gough, Program Manager, at kgough@opha.on.ca.

Click here to view the committee Terms of Reference.

NRC Provincial Roundtable Committee

The NRC Provincial Roundtable Committee includes representatives from Ontario's public health units (PHU's), community health centres (CHC's) and family health teams (FHT's). The objectives of the Provincial Roundtable Committee are to:

  1. Discuss current public health priorities in the area of healthy eating and nutrition.
  2. Provide updates on NRC initiatives and activities.
  3. Identify and discuss PHU and provincial needs required for supporting healthy eating and nutrition in Ontario.

For more information about the roundtable, please contact Karen Gough, Program Manager, at kgough@opha.on.ca.

Click here to view the roundtable committee Terms of Reference