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 25, 2018

U of T study finds food insecurity more than doubles the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
UoT News

"To date there have been no policy actions in Ontario with the explicit goal of reducing food insecurity, despite many poverty reduction strategies,” said Christopher Tait, the study’s lead author.

Welfare changes credited as Toronto food-bank use drops in first three months of 2018
The Star

Daily Bread credits several social policy changes for the drop, including an easing of provincial welfare rules over the past year, indexing of the Canada child benefit last July, and Ontario’s minimum wage boost to $14 on Jan. 1.

SFU study finds waters at major B.C. shellfish farming region polluted with microplastics
The Georgia Straight

Microplastics, including microbeads, fragments, and fibres, were found present at all 16 locations where samples were taken, revealing widespread contamination.

Shrinkflation: Why the food packages you buy at the grocery store continue to become smaller
The Globe and Mail

Manufacturers and retailers, afraid of losing customers if they raise prices, are increasingly keeping the price steady but reducing the size of the food in their packages.

If you want to avoid cancer, scientists say you should cut out the bacon and bourbon
National Post

A new global blueprint on preventing the disease suggests people avoid alcohol, sugary drinks and processed meats.