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 October 30, 2015


  • Fighter for local food earns provincial honours
  • One in 13 Canadians live with a food allergy: study
  • Nano-sized additives found in many foods, cosmetics

"News in Brief" for October 29, 2015


  • Cities call for federal tax incentive to slash food waste
  • Expert: Food industry and medicine need to work together on disease prevention
  • 'Globesity' epidemic alive in B.C. — and the overweight aren't getting the care they need

"News in Brief" for October 28, 2015


  • Ryerson University's rooftop farm celebrates bumper harvest
  • Wild food in the big city
  • Food sector gets barely passing grade from Conference Board of Canada

"News in Brief" for October 27, 2015


  • Garden Hill First Nation replaces unhealthy food at arena with water, soup
  • Halifax mulls tax breaks for businesses donating food destined for landfill
  • Farming: the next generation

"News in Brief" for October 26, 2015


  • Municipal government has no right to interfere with church-based soup kitchens and food banks, mayor says
  • Next Big Idea winners make resto nutrition data easy to find
  • Unflinching film Fat is a dark take on food addiction, depression

"News in Brief" for October 23, 2015


  • Seniors say closing Oshawa Midtown Mall Metro means hardship for them
  • Fresh food market could be popping up in Moss Park community
  • Soil Mate: Linking consumers with local food growers

"News in Brief" for October 22, 2015


  • Guiding the way to healthy eating
  • Online grocer Penguin Fresh launches pick-up kiosks at mall parking lots
  • 10 Canadian universities with the best food

"News in Brief" for October 21, 2015


  • Edmonton city council gives green thumbs up to more urban agriculture
  • Air Canada in-flight food just went gourmet (for business class travellers)
  • Gendered packaging influences what we buy, how we perceive food products

"News in Brief" for October 20, 2015


  • U of T Food Policy Council launches food issues advocacy group
  • Decisions, decisions: why we buy the food we buy
  • Donair could become Halifax's official food

"News in Brief" for October 19, 2015


  • Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network using technology to help prevent childhood obesity
  • Pond Inlet, Nunavut, hunters say food security tops election priorities
  • Corner stores fill needed niches as communities revitalize

"News in Brief" for October 16, 2015


  • Regional district looks to create regional food policy council
  • It takes a community
  • On World Food Day, Food Banks Canada is asking Canadians to learn about the challenges of hunger in rural communities across the country

"News in Brief" for October 15, 2015


  • Spreading the food security message
  • Canadian chefs can help create a more accessible food system
  • Conference Board to launch annual food report card

"News in Brief" for October 14, 2015


  • Hospitals battle ‘deep-fried hypocrisy’, push junk food out the door
  • Garlic growing: 5 tips for growing in October from a Vancouver urban farmer
  • The world is going online — and that includes the grocery store

"News in Brief" for October 13, 2015


  • Food Security: Is it better to 'eat local' or global?
  • Ontario urging students to consider careers in agriculture-food sector
  • Leslie Beck: Is turkey bacon really a healthy alternative? Maybe not

"News in Brief" for October 09, 2015


  • New food literacy program launched in Ontario Agriculture Week
  • Local P.E.I. food companies booming
  • Moisson Montreal reaping rewards of food recovery program

"News in Brief" for October 08, 2015


  • Pilot program promotes healthy foods in northern Manitoba
  • Nutritious food out of reach for many in region
  • Canadian restaurants doubt TPP will answer quest for antibiotic-free chicken

"News in Brief" for October 07, 2015


  • Growing Chefs! Transforming choosy kids into kale crusaders
  • Laying a foundation for Canada’s pulse industry
  • Safekeeping Canada’s reputation: The high cost of not meeting new food safety rules

"News in Brief" for October 06, 2015


  • WELLNESS: Healthy Corner Stores – Healthy Communities
  • The solution to the issue of food insecurity begins at home
  • Fermented foods: can they actually be good for your health?

"News in Brief" for October 05, 2015


  • The Right Chemistry: Bone broth savours a resurgence in popularity
  • Feeding your kid can feel like playing Russian roulette
  • New CPH review on relevance of portion, packaging and tableware size for influencing food choice and consumption

"News in Brief" for October 02, 2015


  • Community challenge looks for fresh ideas to improve food security
  • Big food system lacks consumer connection, local policies
  • Food programs hoping no child goes without breakfast

"News in Brief" for October 01, 2015


  • Huron Food Action Network hands out local food hero awards
  • Closing the gap between producer and consumer
  • Whole Foods to stop selling food made by prison labour