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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History of the NRC Navigator

Our stakeholders told us that what they really needed was a central place where they could access evidence-informed resources to support their work, specifically in the areas of program and policy development.

Want to learn about the process we undertook? View this short video about our journey

Needs Assessment

We embarked on a year-long process of inquiry that began with a survey of stakeholders and key informant interviews. Through this process we identified priority content areas, as well as content and features that were missing from the current landscape. These findings formed the basis for the NRC Navigator. For a visual representation of the process leading up to the launch, take a look at the image below:

NRC Navigator Story

Content Building

We chose a phased-in approach to building content in the Navigator:

Phase One:
  • Our initial focus was on resources that were 'pre-vetted'. These are resources that have already been reviewed and assessed by other organizations (Canadian Best Practices Portal, PEN, etc.) known to have high standards of inclusion based on publicly available, rigorous vetting criteria.
  • We also included resources created by a local, regional or national government agency, as well as government policies related to healthy eating and nutrition
Phase Two:  

We are now into phase two with respect to building content. For a description, and to see our vetting tool, please visit the Inclusion Criteria page on this site.