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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Contact Us

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:

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
March 20, 2020
Canada’s public health community is actively leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We applaud all of our frontline public health and healthcare professionals, service providers and others who are helping to assist the public during this challenging time. Thank you for your tireless efforts.
OPHA’s role during COVID-19:
The Ontario Public Health Association is committed to keeping our communities healthy and strong. OPHA will continue to monitor developments on the federal and provincial scene to keep you informed. We are also gathering feedback from our members and identifying helpful resources to best support our sector  as well as others searching for evidence based information and guidance.
For Health Care Providers:
What can you do?
While you may not be involved in frontline service delivery, you can play an important role by:
  • being a positive voice of evidence-based information on social media;
  • being a champion of kindness to address fear during #coronavirus by showing empathy to those who are affected, checking in regularly with those who are affected and supporting high-risk individuals in your community; and
  • encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to follow the advice of public health officials.
The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) has created a various messages that can be posted to social media. Please help us amplify their messages by sharing them among your networks. Click here to view and download CPHA’s social media package. 
Where can you get more information?
Here’s where to find information and updates about COVID 19: Coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19:
The evolving COVID-19 situation may impact your mental well-being. The following resources provide evidence-based information and suggestions on how to best cope during this pandemic. The resources are not intended for COVID-19 screening or if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.  
Other tools and resources:

Let us know of any other information you would find helpful or would like to see featured by contacting us  at klama@opha.on.ca. 

Upcoming events

Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Virtual Training
Resilience & Preventing Burnout and Anxiety
Public Health Career Development Workshop