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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"News in Brief" for August 18, 2015

Nutrition North: How the controversial food program will factor in the federal election
CTV News

For years, the lack of affordable and nutritious food in Canada’s North had largely been ignored by the rest of the country. But the growing food crisis has now become a major election issue in the affected ridings, including two held by high-profile cabinet ministers.

Vitamins from A to Zinc: A reality check
CBC News

Almost 40 per cent of adults say they have taken vitamin and mineral supplements, Statistics Canada reports, but the practice may be worth rethinking, nutrition and medical experts say.

Health centre’s community developer bridges gaps in system
Brant News

JoAnne Dubois feels that she has the ideal job, despite working in what she calls “the great unknown.” She is a community developer with Brantford’s Grand River Community Health Centre on Colborne Street, a health-care agency that collaborates to provide opportunities for local residents to lead healthier lives.

The Secret Gardens: Urban green thumbs are trying to nurture bumper crops in the concrete jungle
The Calgary Herald

The global, urban agriculture movement has quickly gained a foothold in the foothills, fuelled by three intertwined interests: buying locally produced, organic food; putting people over profit; and creating community. Meet a few of the entrepreneurial Calgarians who are growing food, sometimes literally in our own backyard.