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.

Community Food Advisor website

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:


Membership Means More

Join our efforts in providing leadership on issues affecting the public’s health and strengthening the impact of people who are active in public and community health. Get access to the inside scoop on provincial developments, invites to government consultations, discounts to professional development activities and more! 

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**If you prefer paper registration, click here.**

Why Join OPHA

Advocacy: As a member, you can become involved in influencing government through public health policy statements, position papers and advocacy positions.

Knowledge Exchange & Professional Development: You can interact with leading public health thinkers, policy makers and practitioners across Ontario, and take advantage of opportunities to network with other experienced as well as new professionals.

Workgroups and Communities of Practice: You can join one of the OPHA’s work groups (built environment, environmental health, chronic disease prevention, reproductive health, health equity, alcohol prevention), which identify key and emerging issues, assist OPHA to advance advocacy priorities, undertake knowledge exchange, and assist in building capacity in Ontario. You can also access communities of practice to support further networking and exchange of ideas.

Information Dissemination: Be in the know! As a member, you can receive regular e-blasts about the latest development and bi-monthly newsletters with up-to-date information on community & public health issues.

Membership Savings

As a member, you gain access to the latest public health knowledge through OPHA webinars, professional development sessions and forums at preferred member rates!

  • OPHA webinars are FREE for members, but cost $25 for non-members. If you attend each of our exciting webinars planned for this year, you would save upwards of $300.
  • Conferences: OPHA members will save on admission to our annual Fall Forum and to the Nutrition Connection's conference.
  • Goodlife Membership Discount: OPHA members can save 30% on Goodlife membership passes with no annual contract.
  • Insurance: Members can qualify to save 20-30% on home and insurance plans with Economical Select.


Membership Categories

Regular Member $165 / year (April-March)
Retired Member $100
Unemployed Member $100
Student Member $90
Individual Constituent Society Member
  • Must be a member of one of the following Constituents to qualify for this rate:  AOHC, ASPHIO-CIPHIO, RNAO-CHNIG, HPO, OAPHD, ODPH, OPHNL, OSPAPPH 
  • Click here for full list
Joint Membership with CPHA Please click here.
Public Health Champion $300
Group Membership  
Constituent Society
  • Includes 5 regular memberships and 1 board of directors spot with voting rights.
Organizational Membership
  • Includes 5 regular memberships.


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Our Members Speak

“Public health in Ontario is so multidimensional and multidisciplinary. OPHA is a huge common denominator for public health practitioners. My lengthy involvement on the board exposed me to the broad spectrum of current issues and taught me the process of policy development within the political framework. It has been a hugely enriching professional experience.”

- Elizabeth Haugh, Former Director of Health Promotion and Chief Nursing Officer, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and Past President, OPHA Board of Directors

“I have the privilege of serving on the OPHA Board of Directors as a member at large. In this role, I have had the opportunity to learn about current issues in the public health system from my director colleagues, the OPHA ED and public health leaders who engage with the Board. I contributed to the Board and agency activities from my academic and practice experience and perspective”

- Fran Scott, Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact , McMaster University, 

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