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 04, 2014

Food Bank Canada report: Number of Canadians in need of help 'alarmingly' high
CBC News

According to a report released Tuesday by Food Bank Canada, the majority of those receiving food live in rental housing. One in seven self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit — up from 11 per cent in 2012 to 14 per cent in 2014. Twelve per cent of those being helped are immigrants or refugees, rising to 20 per cent in cities with populations greater than 100,000.

The recession may be over, but food bank use is still climbing in Canada
The Globe

More than 841,000 people in Canada visited a food bank during the month of March this year, a 1-per-cent increase from a year earlier and almost 25 per cent higher than before the 2008 economic downturn, an annual HungerCount tally to be released on Tuesday shows.

How can I choose a healthy energy bar?
The Globe

I’m always on the go and rely on energy bars for snacks. What should I look for to make sure I’m choosing a healthy one? Registered dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question.

Ontario’s government plans to keep pushing for chains to post nutrition data in restaurants
The Star

Restaurant diners want to see both sodium and calorie counts on menus, and those who use that information make healthier choices and opt for lower-sodium meals, a University of Toronto study has found. The U of T study was published Oct 31 in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

5 cold weather exercise tips and guidelines
Global News

As temperatures drop, even the most seasoned outdoor fitness junkies can get discouraged when it comes to working out outside. While those with health concerns such as heart conditions or respiratory illnesses should consult a physician before proceeding, understanding cold temperatures and preparing ahead of time are key factors in ensuring your outdoor workouts are safe and even enjoyable.