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 November 20, 2014

Low income families find healthy eating a struggle
Bay Today

It’s getting harder for low income, or families on welfare, to make healthy eating choices. The recently released 2014 Price of Eating Well Report found that the cost for a family of four (2 parents with 2 children) to eat a basic healthy diet for one week would cost $194.15, or $840.67 a month.

Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security
Huffington Post

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, a community house in East Vancouver, provides about 250 children and seniors with breakfast Monday through Friday during the school year. Faced with inadequate government funding, Kiwassa "recovers" food otherwise not pretty enough for produce stores.

Mayor-elect, councillors on board to make food security a reality in Toronto
Inside Toronto

If the mayor-elect and a number of new and returning councillors keep their election promises, creating a heathier Toronto through food will become a top priority at city hall. Food Nation is its latest initiative, a movement that brought food justice to light during the municipal election.

VIDEO: Tracking Sudbury's obesity challenge
Northern Life

NorthernLife.ca spoke with an obesity research professor at Laurentian University and the regional director of bariatric surgery at Health Sciences North to discuss some possible socio-economic determinants and unique factors that could possibly contribute to the alarmingly high rate.