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 May 31, 2016


  • Guelph volunteers create food forest in University Village Park
  • Nutrition North Canada wants to hear from Northerners
  • Food irradiation: the basics

"News in Brief" for May 30, 2016


  • Aspartame may have negative health effects in obese: study
  • Helping women farmers key to future aid programs: Foodgrains bank
  • BLACK: GMO food is safe, and so is genetically modified salmon

"News in Brief" for May 27, 2016


  • Urban chickens in Caledon?
  • OPINION: If we lead on healthy choices the food business will follow
  • Can this device actually tell you what is in your food?

"News in Brief" for May 26, 2016


  • A buffet of new Toronto Orgs combat food insecurity
  • Study says Toronto leads way for ‘walkability’ in southern Ontario
  • Thoughtful column by Dalhousie professor Sylvan Charlebois on new, GMO salmon

"News in Brief" for May 25, 2016


  • Study explores natural aid to heart surgery recovery
  • Urban farming a growing trend in Toronto
  • The number to avoid on the new nutrition labels

"News in Brief" for May 24, 2016


  • Iqaluit man uses free Amazon shipping to fuel food charity
  • Protesters in Canada, elsewhere march against Monsanto, GMO foods
  • This is what new nutrition labels look like in the US

"News in Brief" for May 20, 2016


  • Tax credit to offer incentive to NS farmers donating produce to food banks
  • Farmers fear federal climate policy could hurt their industry
  • Sutcliffe: Weight loss is a matter of biology, not willpower

"News in Brief" for May 19, 2016


  • UofT decides not to renew food contract with Aramark
  • Scadding Court Community Centre is home to the City of Toronto’s Aquaponics 707
  • Study adds confusion over ‘best time’ to introduce solid foods

"News in Brief" for May 18, 2016


  • Inclusion Café, soup kitchen plan joint venture to feed Nunavut’s capital
  • Huron Food Action Network wants food charter adopted
  • Phone app to help local food banks

"News in Brief" for May 17, 2016


  • Leslie Beck: Five whole grains you may not be eating (but should)
  • Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden
  • Healthy eating gets no boost after corner store interventions, study finds

"News in Brief" for May 16, 2016


  • Child Nutrition Network given $5,000 donation
  • Local food strategy aims to boost Yukon production
  • Nova Scotia’s first ‘Mobile Food Market’ rolls through HRM

"News in Brief" for May 13, 2016


  • Commercial urban farm partnerships to take over Calgary's city land
  • Food bound for dumpsters finds new life in Nanaimo
  • Government of Canada supports NWT greenhouse feasibility studies

"News in Brief" for May 12, 2016


  • Toronto ranked the healthiest place to live in Ontario
  • People deemed overweight may actually have a lower risk of dying than those who are healthy, study says
  • Apples or fries: When apples are the default side-dish, children still choose fries

"News in Brief" for May 10, 2016


  • More new farmers are women than men in Atlantic Canada, study shows
  • Can you burn off your belly fat with food?
  • Fake sweetener link to infant size, obesity, says study

"News in Brief" for May 09, 2016


  • P.E.I.'s Healthy Eating Alliance for schools shuts down early
  • IKEA pop up in downtown Toronto
  • ‘Alternative to a grocery store’

"News in Brief" for May 06, 2016


  • Consultations underway for farm/food sustainability plan
  • Obesity could be a contagious condition that spreads like a stomach bug, scientists suggest
  • Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

"News in Brief" for May 05, 2016


  • Government has a role to play in curbing misleading food ads
  • All-day breakfast wars coming to Canada
  • Loblaw to cut prices as grocery wars heat up

"News in Brief" for May 04, 2016


  • Kingston drafting edible forest policy
  • Backyard chicken farming taking off in central Labrador
  • Urban farming initiative in Toronto turns vacant spaces into growing places

"News in Brief" for May 03, 2016


  • Students make healthy food affordable
  • Better Winnipeg: Researchers serve-up unique study on food
  • McMaster researchers get federal grant for obesity study

"News in Brief" for May 02, 2016


  • Summer lunch plan modelled on school nutrition programs
  • First Nations food truck at Clipper’s terminal a win for Songhees
  • Awareness campaign looks to aid food banks through the summer