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 July 31, 2017


  • A remote Ontario First Nation is taking control of its food
  • Access to ‘ethical’ food often available only to the wealthy, study says
  • Breast milk in, cow's milk out: Vegan diet can be healthy for children

"News in Brief" for July 28, 2017


  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge launches healthier eating initiative
  • Guiding Canada down a multicultural food path, with consequences
  • Is the future of farming inside a shipping container?

"News in Brief" for July 27, 2017


  • Variety of programs aim to help boost East York food security
  • Let food trucks roam, Competition Bureau says
  • Leftovers Foundation saves good food to feed Edmonton’s hungry before it goes to waste

"News in Brief" for July 26, 2017


  • Toronto group providing summer meals in absence of school nutrition programs
  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge promoting physical activity, healthy eating in North Grenville
  • Canada sets out new agriculture partnership nationwide

"News in Brief" for July 25, 2017


  • Organization turning vacant Toronto properties into mobile urban farms
  • Andrew Coppolino: 'Functional food' distributor pioneers industry in Waterloo region
  • China’s budding online-grocery market a huge opportunity for Canadian food producers

"News in Brief" for July 24, 2017


  • Farmers mind their peas and pulses: The New Farm
  • New food guide will finally put consumers first
  • How gardening helps build happier kids

"News in Brief" for July 21, 2017


  • What nutrition experts want from Canada’s new food guide
  • Targeting kids in unhealthy food marketing
  • Lucky 7: The food industry's top targets for squeaky clean labels

"News in Brief" for July 20, 2017


  • An IGA in Montreal is growing its own vegetables on the roof
  • Coca-Cola enters meal kit market with Chef’d partnership: ‘Beverages are an integral part of the meal occasion’
  • Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development

"News in Brief" for July 19, 2017


  • Ontario lags behind on regulations for certifying organic food: report
  • Canadian docs made a protein powder specifically for seniors’ muscles. Here’s why
  • Inside the big revamp of Canada's Food Guide

"News in Brief" for July 18, 2017


  • Canadian food fraud presents fresh challenge for officials
  • First Canada Food Guide overhaul in a decade sees shift away from meat and dairy
  • The end of Tim Hortons on hospital grounds?

"News in Brief" for July 17, 2017


  • 'Fresh' idea growing in popularity
  • Grow Up Here: These cool vertical greenhouses are local and fit right in your home
  • How to live healthy on the cheap

"News in Brief" for July 14, 2017


  • A lot of legumes: Regina Food Bank receives 9,000-kg donation of lentils
  • Paleo may be a fad, but trends toward healthy ingredients are here to stay
  • ‘We’re losing more people to the sweets than to the streets’: Why two black pastors are suing Coca-Cola

"News in Brief" for July 13, 2017


  • Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand?
  • Even modest changes to diet could reduce risk of death, study finds
  • Irish Heart call for ’no fry zones’ as school loses bid to stop McDonalds restaurant

"News in Brief" for July 12, 2017


  • Checking Canada’s pulse for lentils: The New Farm
  • How NAFTA may have made Canada fat
  • Don't let the lectin-free fad come between you and your hummus

"News in Brief" for July 11, 2017


  • Outdoor water stations installed at two local parks​​​​​​​
  • Thunder Bay Food Strategy surveying people about local food
  • Montreal farmer's market aims to eliminate wasted food

"News in Brief" for July 10, 2017


  • First we eat: Dawson woman to subsist on local food only for a year
  • Amazon Prime does more for northern food security than federal subsidies, say Iqaluit residents
  • Campaigns urging us to ‘care more’ about food waste miss the point

"News in Brief" for July 07, 2017


  • Garden Fresh Box $8 cheaper than grocery store prices, public health officials say
  • Province and U of G get to meat of the matter
  • North West stores launching product labels in indigenous languages

"News in Brief" for July 06, 2017


  • Don't eat raw cookie dough, Health Canada warns
  • The sweetest drinks in the US: These bestselling beverages have the most sugar per ounce
  • What I wish my doctor understood about my eating disorder

"News in Brief" for July 05, 2017


  • Food prices soaring, fuel scarce as Churchill, Man. awaits rail repairs
  • Canada doesn't need to label 'bad' foods – It needs an attitude shift
  • Nutrition for a Better Life, by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

"News in Brief" for July 04, 2017


  • Some Ottawa farmers still can't plant crops in soaked fields
  • Public health experts blame Ontario government for gap in food insecurity data
  • 5 summer food poisoning risks and how to avoid them