Letters & Submissions


Consultation on reducing PFP packaging waste and pollution 09/20/2023
Government of Ontario’s ‘Investing in a Stronger Public Health Sector’ Announcement 08/28/2023
OPHA’s comments on proposed policies adapted from ‘A Place to Grow’ and ‘Provincial Policy Statement’ 07/26/2023
OPHA’s response to PFAS 07/20/2023
Modernizing alcohol marketplace and product sales 05/31/2023
Green Buildings Strategy an opportunity to address energy poverty and health inequities 05/30/2023
OPHA Endorses Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Consultation on Potential Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations 05/23/2023
Inclusion of Reproductive Health in the Ontario Public Health Standards Letter 05/17/2023
Inclusion of Reproductive Health in the Ontario Public Health Standards Policy Brief 05/17/2023
Summary of Ontario’s 2023 Budget – Health and SDOH Investments 03/29/2023
Support for Planned Annual Adjustment to Excise Tax on Alcohol Products 03/24/2023
OPHA’s Letter of Support for Bill S-254_Mar_2023 03/20/2023
OCDPA February Lobby Day Key Messages 03/09/2023
The need to invest in a national school nutritious meal program as a critical element of a school food policy 02/27/2023
Alliance for a Tobacco-Free Ontario 2023 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation: Recommendations to support the health of our communities and reduce the burden on the health care system 02/17/2023
Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) 2023 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultation: Recommendations to Support the Health of Ontarians and Reduce the Burden on the Health Care System 02/10/2023
Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) Oral Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs 01/26/2023


ERO 019-6161 – Conserving Ontario’s Natural Heritage 12/23/2022
ERO 019-2927- Proposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontario 12/23/2022
ERO 019-6177 – Review of A Place to Grow and Provincial Policy Statement 12/23/2022
ERO 019-6197 – Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units 12/14/2022
ERO 019-6173 – Proposed Amendment to O. Reg 232/18: Inclusionary Zoning 12/14/2022
Ontario’s Regulatory Registry – Proposal # 22-MMAH017 – Seeking Feedback on Municipal Rental Replacement By-laws 12/14/2022
ORR 22-MMAH016 – Proposed Building Code Changes to Support More Homes Built Faster: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan: 2022-2023 12/14/2022
Proposed redesignation of land under the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan 12/05/2022
Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation 12/05/2022
Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Plan 12/05/2022
Proposed Updates to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System 11/25/2022
Proposed Planning Act and Development Charges Act, 1997 Changes: Providing Greater Cost Certainty for Municipal Development-related Charges 11/25/2022
Legislative and regulatory proposals affecting conservation authorities to support the Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0 11/25/2022
Proposed Planning Act and City of Toronto Act Changes 11/25/2022
Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 11/17/2022
Canada Alcohol Warning Labels 10/05/2022
OPHA signs letter to the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change re: Emission Caps for the Oil and Gas Sector 09/28/2022
Ontario Public Health Association’s position on Notification of Draft Regulations Under Section 12 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 TRIS NOTIFICATION 2022/441/IRL (Ireland) 09/23/2022
Public consultations on updates toCanada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs), 2011 09/20/2022
Comments on Health Canada’s draft Risk Assessment Benzene Releases from Gasoline Stations: Implications for Human Health 07/26/2022
Environmental Health Workgroup’s comments on Preparing for Climate Change: Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy 07/15/2022
Welcome letter to Honourable Sylvia Jones 07/06/2022
Statement signed by OPHA: Healthy and sustainable child care environments – A vision for Canada 06/16/2022
OPHA signed letter to Canadian government: Fossil Fuel Advertising is Fuelling a Public Health Crisis 06/08/2022
OPHA Media Release: Silence Kills 05/18/2022
OPHA’s provincial election advocacy priorities (Word) 05/05/2022
OPHA’s provincial election advocacy priorities 05/05/2022
OPHA’s provincial election advocacy priorities (Short) 05/05/2022
Media release on Mould, Pesticides, Toxic Chemical Exposures Reported in Survey of Canadian Child Care Professionals 04/28/2022
OPHA comments on proposed changes for the next edition of Ontario’s Building Code 03/13/2022
OPHA’s pre-budget presentation to the Ontario Legislative Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs 01/26/2022


OPHA Op-ed on Alcohol Policy with CAMH & MADD (Toronto Star) 11/17/2021
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Wilkinson on Climate Crisis 10/18/2021
OPHA’s Responses to Health Canada’s Consultation Questions on Proposed Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations on Flavours in Inhaled Cannabis Extracts 09/02/2021
OPHA Comments Towards the Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan – Discussion Paper 08/28/2021
ERO 019-2785 – Proposal to Update the Land Use Compatibility Guideline 08/06/2021
Letter to Prime Minster Trudeau and The Honourable Marc Miller and Carolyn Bennett 06/16/2021
Ontario Public Health Association statement on the discovery of the remains of 215 children in British Columbia 06/01/2021
Letter to Minister Elliott: Bill 283, Schedule 1, COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Act 2021 05/17/2021
OPHA’s Submission on Bill 283 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy 05/14/2021
Letter to Councillor Cressy and Board of Health Members: Student Nutrition Program Service Subsidies 05/10/2021
Letter to Ministers Hussen, O’Regan, Wilkinson and Hajdu re: Key Ideas for the Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program 05/05/2021
OPHA’s Comments on Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency Discussion Paper 03/01/2021
Letter to Ontario Premier on Paid Sick Leave 02/24/2021
OPHA’s Recommendations for 2021 Budget Consultations 02/12/2021
Letter to Ministers Wilkinson, McKenna, Freeland and Hadju: Updated Climate Action Plan – A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy 02/08/2021


ERO 019-1882 – Proposed regulation for a streamlined environmental assessment process for the Ministry of Transportation’s Greater Toronto Area West Transportation Corridor project 08/22/2020
ERO 019-1883 – Proposal to exempt various Ministry of Transportation projects from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act 08/22/2020
Proposed Changes to Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7. (Proposal #20- HLTC031) 06/21/2020
OPHA’s Joint Submission to Minister Phillips on Investing in Green Spaces 06/12/2020
OPHA’s Recommendations for a New Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario 04/30/2020
Submission on Public Health Modernization from the Ontario Public Health Association 03/31/2020
OPHA’s Pre-Budget Consultation 01/30/2020
OPHA’s Pre-Budget Submission to Standing Committee 01/24/2020


OPHA’s Response to Amendments to Pesticide Regulations 12/10/2019
OPHA’s Response to Proposed Extension of Alcohol Hour Sales in Airports 11/29/2019
OPHA Response to Healthy Parks Healthy People Survey 11/25/2019
OPHA Letter to MP Vaughan Regarding a National School Food Program 11/18/2019
OPHA Letter to Finance Minister – Public Health Suggestions for Alcohol Policy Changes in Ontario 11/05/2019
Consultation on Provincial Policy Statement Review: Proposed Policies 10/21/2019
OPHA’s Letter to Minister Elliott on Vaping 10/03/2019
Letter to Alison Blair – Assistant Deputy Minister Emergency Health Services Division and Executive Lead for Public Health Modernization 09/24/2019
Letter to Minister of Transportation – Request for a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to inform the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study – Stage 2 09/06/2019
OPHA’s Letter to Minister Elliott on Built Environment 06/13/2019
Involving the Ontario Public Health Association in Consultations on Public Health Modernization 06/05/2019
Letter to Attorney General: Healthcare Cost Recovery Litigation (Tobacco Industry) 04/16/2019
OPHA’s Endorsement of the Stop Marketing to Kids and the Ottawa Principles 03/11/2019
Health Minister Proposed Amendments to Bill 74 Letter 03/06/2019
Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 02/28/2019
Health Canada Consultation: Strict regulation of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals 02/20/2019
Guide to the Application of Child Health Protection Act (Bill S-228) 02/15/2019
Health Canada Consultation on Flavored Purified Alcohol 02/08/2019
Budget Consultation 2019 02/08/2019
OPHA’s Response to Ontario Environment Plan 01/28/2019
Increasing Housing Supply in Ontario 01/25/2019
Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act 2018 01/20/2019
Planning and reporting changes under the toxics reduction program and Ontario Regulation 455/09 01/20/2019
Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated regulations by December 31, 2021 (EBR #013-4234) 01/20/2019


Curriculum Consultation Letter to Minister Thompson 12/19/2018
OPHA’s Letter to Minister Elliott on Creating a Provincial Alcohol Strategy 12/19/2018
Provincial Consultation on Health and Physical Education Curriculum 12/15/2018
Consultation on Made-in-Ontario Climate Change Plan 11/16/2018
Presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on General Government Bill 4 Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 10/15/2018
Presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Social Policy 10/11/2018
OPHA’s Response to Ontario Regulation 268/18 Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, Proposal #18-HLTC024 10/08/2018
Letter to Minister MacLeod on Basic Income 08/13/2018
Congratulatory Letter to Christine Elliott from OPHA 08/07/2018
Comments on Health Canada’s proposed regulatory approach to restrict the amount of alcohol in single-serve highly sweetened alcoholic beverages 07/24/2018
Support for the Canadian Guidelines for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy 07/13/2018
Advocacy letter from Tri-alliance group on healthy eating 06/15/2018
Summary of Smoke-Free Ontario: The Next Chapter 2018 05/15/2018
Health Canada’s consultation on amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations to restrict the amount of alcohol in single-serve highly sweetened alcoholic beverages 05/08/2018
Capacity of Public Health to fulfill alcohol mandates in the absence of a provincial alcohol strategy 05/08/2018
Immunization Education – ISPA Immunization Education Module 05/03/2018
Re: Comments on the Canada Gazette Part I, Vol. 152, No. 7 — February 17, 2018, Regulations Amending the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations. Statutory authority Canadian Environmental Protectio 04/17/2018
Re: Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 152, No. 7 — February 17, 2018 Regulations Limiting Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Natural Gas-fired Generation of Electricity. Statutory authority Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 04/17/2018
Welcome Letter to the New Minister of Health and Long-term Care 04/06/2018
Improving the Odds: Championing Health Equity in Ontario The 2016 Annual Report of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health 03/08/2018
#CycleON: Action Plan 2.0 03/07/2018
OPHA’s Pre-Budget Submission 01/26/2018
Cannabis OPHA Response to Federal Consultation 01/20/2018
Ontario’s Approach to Climate Change Adaptation 01/19/2018
Food and Organic Waste Framework 01/15/2018
Growing Demand for Placental Encapsulation Services in Ontario 01/08/2018
alPHa-OPHA Response to Report on Income Security 01/05/2018
Response to Bill 160, the Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act 01/04/2018


OPHA Response to Qualifications for Public Health Professionals 12/20/2017
Regulatory Amendments Related to Air Emissions of Sulphur Dioxide and Other Items 12/11/2017
Response for Regulatory Amendments Related to Air Emissions of Sulphur Dioxide and Other Items 12/11/2017
Re: Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty 12/01/2017
Presentation on Bill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 to the Standing Committee on Justice of the Ontario Legislature 11/30/2017
Metrolinx’s Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan: For the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area 11/17/2017
Response to the MOHLTC’s Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Made Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) 11/08/2017
Joint letter to Sounds of the Season Food Drive 11/06/2017
OPHA’s response to Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 11/03/2017
OPHA’s Response to the Expert Panel’s Report on Public Health 10/31/2017
A Food Policy for Canada 09/30/2017
Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Building Code 09/25/2017
Comments for Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario from OPHA, DC, & OSNPPH 07/31/2017
Comments on Discussion Paper – Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario 07/31/2017
alPHa-OPHA Bill 148 Submission The Fair Workplaces – Better Jobs Act 07/18/2017
alPHa-OPHA Response to Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation 06/28/2017
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 153/04 (Record of Site Condition) and Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal 06/23/2017
Budget Implementation Act, Bill C-44, Re: Excess Duty Rates, Alcohol 06/21/2017
Feedback on the Ministry’s Accountability Framework and Organizational Requirements Consultation Document 06/09/2017
Ontario’s First Food Security Strategy 05/31/2017
Provincial Implications of the Federal Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) 05/31/2017
Product launch and promotion of Freedom 35 beer, featuring the Trailer Park Boys 05/29/2017
2015 CMOH Annual Report – Mapping Wellness: Ontario’s Route to Healthier Communities 05/10/2017
Launch of Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot 05/04/2017
Next Agricultural Policy Framework 05/04/2017
Submission to the Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the 2017 Standards for Public Health Programs and Services Consultation Document 04/27/2017
2017 Standards for Public Health Programs and Services Consultation Document 04/21/2017
OPHA’s Response to the Minister of Children and Youth’s Consultations on the Middle Years 03/27/2017
Discussion of Federal Task Force Recommendations on Cannabis Legalization 03/27/2017
Student Well-Being Community Engagement 03/17/2017
Naturally Resilient: MNRF Natural Resource Climate Adaptation Strategy 03/13/2017
Letter to Minister Hoskins re LHIN Objects on Health Promotion and Health Equity 03/08/2017
RE: Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020 01/19/2017
Measuring Community Health Outcomes for a Basic Income Pilot 01/17/2017
Collaborative Public Health Technical Submission to Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project Consultation 01/17/2017
OPHA’s joint submission with alPHa on Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot 01/17/2017
Presentation to the Ontario Minister of Finance OPHA’s Pre-Budget Submission 01/09/2017


OPHA’s Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Building Code 12/20/2016
Consultation on Role of the Ontario Municipal Board in Ontario’s Land Use Planning System 12/19/2016
Opportunities to Modernize the Built Environment Language in the Ontario Public Health Standards 12/16/2016
RE: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation – Phase 1 12/08/2016
Climate Change Action Plan: Transportation Sector Discussion Paper Cycling: OPHA’s Comments 11/30/2016
Re: Comments on EBR Registry Number: 012-8772, MTO Discussion Paper on Cycling Initiatives under the Climate Change Action Plan 11/30/2016
Re: A Call for Comments on the Ministry of Transportation’s Discussion Paper for the Next Regional Transportation Plan 11/30/2016
Bill 41, Patients First – Presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly 11/22/2016
OPHA’s Proposed Submission on Coordinated land Use Review 2016 10/31/2016
Letter to Minister re Health Promotion and the LHINs 09/27/2016
OPHA Letter on Plain Packaging for Tobacco 08/31/2016
Joint Response Letter for Proposed Amendments under the Making Healthy Menu Choices Act 08/04/2016
Input on OMAFRA’s Draft Local Food Access Goals 08/03/2016
OPHA-alPHa letter to Premier Wynne on Truth and Reconciliation 08/02/2016
Letter to Ministry of Finance on provincial increases to alcohol pricing 07/20/2016
Consistent Application and Enforcement of Sandy’s Law 06/22/2016
Response to Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario 02/29/2016
Making Healthy Impacts Part of Federal Infrastructure Funds 02/19/2016
Letter of Support to OSNPPH Position Statement on Responses to Food Insecurity 02/18/2016
OPHA’s Comments on Guideline for the Implementation of Air Standards 02/16/2016
Ontario Public Health Association Response – Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 02/12/2016
Response top Proposed Regulation – Healthy Menu Choices Act 2015 02/12/2016
Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 – Reproductive Health 02/02/2016
Presentation to the Ontario Minister of Finance – OPHA’s Pre-Budget Statement 01/12/2016


OPHA Comments – Cap and Trade Program Design Options 12/15/2015
Feedback for Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 11/09/2015
Submission to the Province of Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Review 10/30/2015
Ontario Regulations under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015: A Consultation Draft 10/26/2015
Presentation to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on the Environmental Protection Act (Ending Coal for Cleaner Air Act) 10/07/2015
Green City: Why Nature Matters to Health 09/22/2015
Response to the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure’s “Moving Ontario Forward – Outside the GTHA” 09/09/2015
OPHA’s Consultation Letter to MOHLTC on Healthy Menu Choices Act 08/25/2015
Affordable Housing Strategy Submission 07/03/2015
Submission for the Co-ordinated Plan Review (Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe; Greenbelt Plan; Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan; Niagara Escarpment Plan) 05/28/2015
RE: VQA Wines at Farmers’ Markets 05/27/2015
OPHA’s Feedback on the Child Care and Early Years Act 05/11/2015
Feedback for the 2010 Operating Procedures for Non-Regulated Recreational Water Facilities Guidance Document 04/30/2015
OPHA Submission on Making Healthier Choices Act 04/21/2015
Presentation to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Social Policy 03/31/2015
OPHA Submission on Ontario’s Climate Change Plan 03/28/2015
Response to the Ministry of Transportation’s Online Questionnaire Concerning Speed Limits on Urban Roads 02/27/2015
Letter to Food Banks Canada Regarding Partnering with Formula Companies 02/25/2015
2015 Pre-Budget Submission to Ontario’s Minister of Finance 02/13/2015
OPHA’s 2015 Pre-Budget Submission 02/13/2015
Comments on Proposed Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards 02/13/2015
OPHA’s Feedback on OMAFRA’s Proposed Food Literacy Goals 01/15/2015


Re: Proposed regulatory changes to reduce emissions from on-road vehicles and fuels 12/01/2014
Oral/Dental Public Health Workforce Study 11/20/2014
Development of the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program 10/31/2014
Supporting Cycling Skills Training 10/31/2014
Draft Ontario Traffic Manual Book 15 on Pedestrian Crossing Treatments 09/03/2014
Toxic Partners Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne 08/19/2014
Canada Gazette Part 1, Posted May 10, 2014, Proposed Regulation: Potable Water on Board Trains, Vessels, Aircrafts and Buses Regulation 07/09/2014
Response to Bill 173 Highway Traffic Act (Keeping Ontarios Roads Safe) 04/29/2014
Submission to the Ministry of the Attorney General: Proposed regulatory amendments to the Liquor Licence Act 03/21/2014
Endorsement of Action on Smoking in Movies 02/28/2014
Response to Ontario’s Development Charges Act Consultation Paper 01/20/2014


Response to Ontario’s Education Strategy: “From Great to Excellent” 12/02/2013
Feedback for Public Consultation on Caesarean Section Rate Review: An Evidence Based Analysis 10/24/2013
Submission to the Minimum Wage Advisory Panel 10/17/2013
aLPHa/OPHA Response to Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation 10/10/2013
Response to the Article “What to really expect: An economist examines the evidence and finds a lot of pregnancy advice is just plain wrong” 10/02/2013
Changes to the coordination of the NutriSTEP® program 09/30/2013
Changes to the coordination of the Eat Smart!® program 09/30/2013
Changes to the coordination of the Colour It Up program 09/30/2013
Support letter to the development of the proposed SmartMOMs Canada app 09/04/2013
Cover letter to support the development of the proposed SmartMOMs Canada app 09/04/2013
alPHa-OPHA Health Equity Workgroup submits feedback on “Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario” 04/26/2013
Letter recommending to examine the evidence surrounding physiological birth and develop and implement best practices for birth across Ontario 02/28/2013


alPHa & OPHA submits a joint response to the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance 03/16/2012
OPHA response to Arlene King’s 2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Annual Report 03/08/2012


EBR Registry Number 011 – 1191: Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 to extend the date for Phase 1 toxic substance reduction plans by one year and address requirements to “toxic substance reduction planners” 01/14/2011


OPHA congratulates the Ministry of Health on their report, Curbing Childhood Obesity: A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights 11/09/2010
OPHA supports implementing the comprehensive set of recommendations put forward in the report, Building on Our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011 – 2016 10/28/2010
Amendment of Private Members Bill C-289 – including snow sport helmets into the Hazardous Product Act 10/15/2010
Letter re Protecting Ontario’s alcohol and public health policies in negotiations on the proposed Canada-EU treaty 09/22/2010
OPHA offers input into the proposed legislative changes being recommended by The H1N1 Pandemic – How Ontario Fared report by Dr. Arlene King 09/13/2010
OPHA offers comments on the Review of Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 – Cover Letter 08/25/2010
OPHA offers comments on the Review of Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 – EBR 010-9766 08/25/2010
Follow-up Letter to Premier McGuinty re Special Diet Allowance (SDA) program being replaced by Nutritional Supplement Program 08/23/2010
Support letter for the continued improvement of the Great Lakes Indicators 07/07/2010
OPHA expresses grave concern on potential elimination of the mandatory Long Form Census 07/01/2010
Support letter encouraging the government to move forward on the Panorama project 06/22/2010
OPHA comments on EBR 010-9349 supporting amendment to Regulation 455/09 – strong licencing for toxic reduction planners Toxic Reduction Act 05/17/2010
Alcohol Retail Monopolies and Privatization of Retail Sales Backgrounder on the privatization of the LCBO 05/14/2010
Support Letter regarding the Ontario Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum for Grades 1-8. (May 10, 2010) 05/10/2010
Support letter for the application of the Healthy Communities Stream to support a scaling up strategy for the Community Food Centre model 05/10/2010
Support letter to Department of Justice to bring in Random Breath Testing in drinking driving legislation (May 4, 2010) 05/04/2010
SDOH WG Letter of Introduction to Minister Broten Joint Working Group on the Social Determinants of Health 04/12/2010
Letter to Minister of Health urging regulation of industry-generated trans fats. OPHA Food Security Workgroup 03/25/2010
Joint Letter with alPHa re social assistance and health as part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: Breaking the Cycle [PDF] (March 23, 2010) 03/23/2010
Supporting Letter re the continued, compulsory pasturization and raw milk ruling on Regina vs. Michael Schmidt 03/22/2010
OPHA supports OSNPPH urging revisions to the Nutrition Section in the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) 03/22/2010
Factors to consider in the internal review of the cost of the Special Diet Allowance (SDA). Letter to Premier McGuinty. 03/22/2010
OPHA responds to recently released 2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Annual Report 03/08/2010
Support for one of the objectives of Health Canada’s Think Tank on Discretionary Fortification in which OPHA participated 03/02/2010
Letter reaffirming OPHA’s position against privatizing the LCBO 01/29/2010


Letter to Premier McGuinty re the findings of the 2009 Nutritious Food Basket (NFB) reports and the risks of poverty and food insecurity 11/18/2009
Supporting Letter re Ontario regulation made under the Toxic Reduction Act (EBR Registry 010-7792) 10/28/2009
OPHA’s Letter of Support for Food Share’s Good Food Café, Good Food Café Cart, and Good Food Market Garden programs 07/14/2009
Supporting Letter to Premier McGuinty re Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Strategy (SFOS) 06/05/2009
Letter to Infant Feeding Survey Collaborative to support funding for the survey 05/26/2009
Supporting Letter to Minister Caplan re Toronto Public Health’s Food Safety in Toronto and Foodborne Illnesses in Toronto reports [PDF] (May 15, 2009) 05/15/2009
Letter to RNAO to support the development of a “Safe Sleep Practices for Infants” Best Practice Guideline [PDF] (April 22, 2009) 04/22/2009
Letter to SOGC to support Joint Policy Statement on Normal Childbirth 04/17/2009
Supporting Letter to Minister Prentice re the government’s commitment to the reduction of global mercury pollution 03/09/2009
Letter to SOGC in support of a National Strategy for Breastfeeding 02/19/2009
Letter of Support re Zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Levels for all drivers until they reach 22 years of age [PDF] (February 19, 2009) 02/19/2009
OPHA encourages Federal government support for gun control Bill C-68 02/13/2009
Letter reaffirming OPHA’s position against privatizing the LCBO 01/29/2009


OPHA requests the Federal government to consider Keynesian strategies for economic stimulus 12/23/2008
Supporting Letter re EBR 010-5080 implementation of the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, 2008 12/18/2008
Supporting Letter for Metrolinx’s Draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Investment Strategy 11/12/2008
Letter re Special Dietary Allowance Report 10/14/2008
Creating Ontario’s Toxics Reductions Strategy – Discussion Paper [EBR 010-4374] 10/11/2008
OPHA Responds to the consultation on proposed reforms to the Liquor Licence Act – Special Occasion Permits (SOPs) 09/30/2008
OPHA’s input re the Review of the Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004 08/25/2008
Letter about Discretionary Fortification 07/28/2008
Letter supporting the revision of the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program rates to reflect actual living costs 07/22/2008
Letter welcoming Minister Kaplan to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 07/16/2008
Letter to Minister Tony Clement, commenting on various aspects of the report submitted to Health Canada by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Reaching for the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children and Youth 06/18/2008
Letter to Premier McGuinty re Deliberations on Restricting Cell Phone Usage in Automobiles 06/12/2008
Letter to Minister of Child and Youth Services re: poverty reduction initiative 05/13/2008
Letter to Premier McGuinty re banning commercial advertising of food and beverages to children under the age of 13 04/09/2008
OPHA Submission to the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence 02/21/2008
Supporting Letter for EBR Posting 010-2248 — Ban on Cosmetic Use of Pesticides 02/15/2008


Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty re: new dental health program 12/21/2007
OPHA comments on the Classification Harmonization of Domestic Class Pesticides 09/14/2007
OPHA Response “Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Toward a Culture of Moderation. Recommendations for a National Alcohol Strategy” 08/20/2007
OPHA’s support letter re proposed legislative reforms to alcohol- and drug-impaired driving 06/20/2007
OPHA Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights (SSCHR) re: Physical punishment of children 05/31/2007
Letter to Medical Officers of Health re: Diversity Competent Public Health Professionals Resolution 05/18/2007
OPHA’s submission re: Bill 171, Health Systems Improvement Act, 2007 04/24/2007
OPHA’s response to the consultation on proposed reforms to the Liquor Licence Act 03/21/2007
OPHA’s support for a Call to Action on Climate Change and Clean Air 02/19/2007
Letter to MPP Shelley Martel re: support and promotion of breastfeeding 02/13/2007
Letter to Health Minister George Smitherman re: SARS Commission final report 02/09/2007
Letter re: development of a regulation on source protection committees made under the Clean Water Act, 2006 01/26/2007


Letter to Health Minister George Smitherman re: Health System Improvements Act 12/29/2006
Healthy Schools Challenge to Engage the Creativity of Students: The Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition congratulates the Ministries of Health Promotion and Education on the new Healthy Schools Challenge 12/15/2006
Letter to Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield re: amending the Highway Traffic Act 12/13/2006
Letter to Boards of Health and Public Health Units re: amending the Off Road Vehicle Act 12/13/2006
Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty re: amending the Off Road Vehicle Act 12/13/2006
Letter to the College of Nurses of Ontario re: breastfeeding promotion 12/12/2006
Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty re: the sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk 12/11/2006
Letter to U.S. Trade Representative and European Commissioner for Trade re: “plurilateral” GATS request on alcohol distribution services 11/28/2006
Letter to Canadian Paediatric Society re: breastfeeding and dehydration 11/16/2006
Letter to the Editor, Chatelaine magazine re: Breastfeeding Sucks 11/16/2006
Letter in support of Human Milk Bank Initiative 11/16/2006
Letter in response to Ontario Maternity Care Expert Panel’s report 11/10/2006
Letter to Minister of Energy Dwight Duncan on electricity supply 09/25/2006
OPHA Submission letter to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Parliamentary Review 09/17/2006
OPHA-CEPA Submission Letter to Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development 09/17/2006
OPHA-CEPA Submission 09/09/2006
Letter to Ontario Ombudsman re low social assistance rate 08/30/2006
OPHA commends Minister Watson on Ontario’s Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) 08/10/2006
School Buses, Air Pollution and Children’s Health 08/10/2006
OPHA urges Minister Smitherman to adopt the recommendations in the Capacity Review Committee’s Report 06/06/2006
Breastfeeding Support offered to Emergency Management Unit 06/06/2006
OPHA opposes the government’s proposal to open 20 additional Agency Stores 06/02/2006
OPHA joins with other professional organizations in endorsing the Capacity Review Committee Report’s recommendations 05/17/2006
OPHA expresses support for the principles, goals, and priorities outlined in the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada 05/06/2006
Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper re National Child Care Funding 04/18/2006
OPHA supports the Sherbourne Health Centre’s proposal for an Ontario Rainbow Health Resource Centre 03/22/2006
The OPHA Violence Prevention Workgroup requests that violence prevention be included within the scope of the MHPSG review [PDF], Letter to Minister Jim Watson 03/17/2006
Letter to Hospital for Sick Children re: Nestlé Sponsorship 03/09/2006
OPHA Responds to Proposed Review of the Provincial Liquor Licence Act (LLA) 02/23/2006
OPHA provides input on the proposed Clean Water Act, 2005I 02/02/2006


Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives support letter 12/02/2005
Coalition of health organizations encourages inclusion in future alcohol-related rules and regulations 11/24/2005
Support for Student Nourishment Program Community Partners Program 11/04/2005
OPHA supports the development of a provincial injury prevention strategy 08/15/2005
Letter to the Editor: Fat is the new tobacco: Obesity fight top priority of new Ontario Minister 07/15/2005
Interior Lead Dust Standards 06/14/2005
Letter to Dr. Basrur re cuts to Child Health programs 06/01/2005
OPHA responds to the Notice of Proposal for Regulation respecting the Local Air Quality Framework [PDF] (May 31, 2005) 05/31/2005
Telehealth Ontario protocols for breastfeeding 05/16/2005
Environmental Health Capacity 05/13/2005
Children’s Environmental Health 05/12/2005
CPHA assesses Health Canada as a “business” 05/11/2005
OPHA commends Minister Smitherman on Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives 05/06/2005
National Child Benefit Clawback 05/05/2005
OPHA commends Dr. Basrur’s support of Equal Access Standards being a part of the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines (MHPSG) review 03/14/2005
Study finds children may be exposed to polluted air on school buses, Hanif Kassam, MD, Liana Nolan, MD, Kim Perrotta (feature article in OHPE Bulletin) 03/01/2005
Accompanying Letter for Submission re Bill C-206: an act that would amend alcoholic beverage warning labels 02/25/2005
Plant Breeders’ Rights: Support for farmers to control their own seeds 02/09/2005
Privatization: Mortgaging public health for cash 01/21/2005


Letter to Member of Provincial Parliament – Public health imperatives support rejection of LCBO privatization proposals 12/15/2004
OPHA’s Response to Saturday Night Magazine article “Hard to Swallow” by Philip Preville 11/29/2004
Local Air Quality Standards 10/18/2004
Designation of Streetcar Lanes for St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto 09/24/2004
Letter of Support: Canadian Child Care Federation 09/10/2004
Ontario’s Industry Emissions Reduction Plan 08/24/2004
Draft Nutrition Recommendations for Canadians 08/10/2004
Letter to Minister Pettigrew re: National Breastfeeding Strategy 08/10/2004
Response to the Request for Public Comments Related to the Planning Reform Initiative 07/28/2004
Letter to the Premier: First Ministers’ Health Summit 07/20/2004
Letter to Dr. Basrur in response to Operation Health Protection Report 07/07/2004
CPHA Fact Sheet referred to in letter: “What is Public Health?” produced by Canadian Public Health Association 07/01/2004
School Meal Funding- Children’s Breakfast Programs 06/28/2004
Building Environmental Health Capacity Within Public Health 06/25/2004
Choose a Cost Effective & Low Impact Future for Ontario’s Electrical Sector 06/04/2004
Egale Saddened By Ont. Decision To Kill Funding For Sex Reassignment Surgery 05/28/2004
Implementation of Toronto’s Pesticide By-law 05/14/2004
Letter to Minister Pettigrew re: Concerns regarding the Safety of and Informed Consent used in the TRIGR Study 04/23/2004
OPHA’s Response to the Canada Health Protection Act – A Proposal to Renew Federal Health Protection Legislation 03/29/2004
Letter to Minister of State (Public Health) re Alcohol and Illness 03/25/2004
Ontario’s Energy Future Should be Sustainable 03/18/2004
National Framework for Petroleum Refinery Emission Reductions 03/12/2004
Letter to Minister Smitherman re: Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program and Breastfeeding Supports 03/10/2004
Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance letter to Minister of State (Public Health) 02/09/2004
Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance letter to Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care 02/09/2004
The potential sale of the LCBO 02/04/2004
Energy Efficiency, Shared Savings Mechanisms & Public Health 01/24/2004
Healthier Beverage Choices in Schools 01/06/2004


Healthier Food Choices in Schools 11/26/2003
OPHA signed on to the following letter: Removal of the electricity rate cap for residential and small business consumers 11/07/2003
Community Use of School Facilities 11/06/2003
Welcome Letter to George Smitherman, Ontario’s new Minister of Health and Long-Term Care 10/23/2003
Phasing Out Coal Fired Power Plants 10/15/2003
Reducing the Level of Sulphur in Canadian Off-Road Diesel Fuel 09/19/2003
Public health issues involving alcohol in GATS and FTAA treaty negotiations 09/03/2003
2003 Ministers of Health Meeting 08/22/2003
Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy 07/29/2003
OPHA signed on to the following Open Letter on the establishment of a National Health Council [PDF] (May, 2003) 05/01/2003
The Development of Canada’s National Plan of Action for Children 02/26/2003
2002 Progress Report on activities under the 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement 02/25/2003
The Impact of International Trade Negotiations on Alcohol Controls 02/20/2003
The Discussion Paper on Ontario’s Clean Air Plan for Industry (CAPI) 02/19/2003
National budget to support Canada’s ratification of the Kyoto Protocol 02/12/2003
The Expansion of the National Children’s Agenda 01/21/2003


The Legal Alcohol Limit in the Criminal Code of Canada 12/16/2002
OPHA supports the Romanow Report 12/09/2002
The Proposed Safe Drinking Water Act [PDF] EBR Registry Number AA02E0002 11/28/2002
Beyond Coal: Phase out coal-fired power plants 11/14/2002
Letter to Senator Kirby re: his Support of Public Health 11/06/2002
Recommendations of the Canadian Advocates for Nutrition & Physical Activity Policy 11/06/2002
Joint letter on the process of Five Mandatory Health Programs review 10/28/2002
Funding for Local Boards of Health 10/04/2002
Alternative Fuel Sources 09/27/2002
The Kyoto Accord 09/27/2002
Strategy for Safe Drinking Water: re Part 2 of the Walkerton Inquiry 08/29/2002
Nestlé Sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) 08/07/2002
The Ontario Tobacco Strategy 06/24/2002
The Community Care Act: Submission to the Romanow Commission by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) 05/08/2002
Report of the Walkerton Inquiry 03/21/2002
Investing in disease prevention and health promotion 03/04/2002


Funding for Child-Care Programs 12/11/2001
Ministry of Health Laboratory Services Branch Staff Layoffs 11/30/2001
OPHA’s Comments on Changes to Food Premises Regulations 11/21/2001
Planning and Reporting toxics reduction program Regulation 455 09 ( #EBR 013-4235) 11/21/2001
Healthy Babies Healthy Children Funding 11/21/2001
Termination of the Ontario Heart Health Program 11/21/2001