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:

The OPHA leads the development of expertise in public and community health through collaboration, consultation and partnerships. Learn more about our Constituent Societies here.

This is a hub of useful OPHA and partner resources in the field of public health. Resource topics include advocacy, health equity, chronic disease prevention, environmental health, health promotion, and more.

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 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.

Marketing to Children Network

Marketing to Children Network

The mission of this Workgroup is to work with OPHA members, affiliated organizations, relevant provincial and national partners, and others to create an Ontario where children have the right not to be targets of commercial advertising and the right to be protected from the harmful effects of commercial marketing.

The Mission/Mandate:

  • To develop an advocacy agenda for OPHA's recently passed resolution, A Ban on All Commercial Advertising Targeted to Children Under Thirteen Years of Age;
  • Develop and promote effective media literacy and citizen education information for children and parents to help cope with the negative effects of commercial marketing, and to build a broad and diverse coalition of individuals, groups and organizations to support such advocacy;
  • Be a forum to foster collaboration among stakeholders from across the province concerned about the negative effects of commercial marketing to children, including but not limited to those interested in the following issues: unhealthy food advertising, tobacco and alcohol promotion, the sexualization of childhood, unhealthy weights, and physical inactivity promotion;
  • Promote the issue of protecting children from the harmful effects of commercial marketing as critical to public health goals;
  • Develop and/or disseminate effective media literacy materials to public health authorities to support parents' interactions with commercial marketing targeted to children.

Upcoming events

7th Learning Retreat for Dietitians
OPHA Lean Sigma White Belt Workshop
OPHA Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Workshop 2017