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Membership Means More

Join our efforts in providing leadership on issues affecting the public’s health and strengthening the impact of people who are active in public and community health. Get access to the inside scoop on provincial developments, invites to government consultations, discounts to professional development activities and more!  

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Why Join OPHA

Advocacy: As a member, you can become involved in influencing government through public health policy statements, position papers and advocacy positions.

Knowledge Exchange & Professional Development: You can interact with leading public health thinkers, policy makers and practitioners across Ontario, and take advantage of opportunities to network with other experienced as well as new professionals.

Workgroups and Communities of Practice: You can join one of the OPHA’s workgroups (built environment, environmental health, reproductive health, health equity, alcohol prevention, anti-racism task group, new professionals network), which identify key and emerging issues, assist OPHA to advance advocacy priorities, undertake knowledge exchange, and assist in building capacity in Ontario. You can also access communities of practice to support further networking and exchange of ideas.

Online community: Get exclusive access to OPHA’s membership directory.

Information Dissemination: Be in the know! As a member, you can receive regular e-blasts about the latest development and bi-weekly newsletters with up-to-date information on community & public health issues.

Membership Savings

As a member, you gain access to the latest public health knowledge through OPHA webinars, professional development sessions and forums at preferred member rates!

  • OPHA webinars are FREE for members.
  • Discounts: Receive member-only discounts on training and online courses.
  • Conferences: OPHA members will save on admission to our annual Fall Forum and to the Nutrition Connection’s conference.
  • Insurance: Members can qualify to save 20-30% on home and insurance plans with Economical Select.

Membership Categories

Regular Member

$165 / year (April-March)

Retired Member


Unemployed Member


Student Member


Individual Constituent Society Member must be a member of one of the following Constituents to qualify for this rate:  AHC, ASPHIO, CIPHI-O, RNAO-CHNIG, OPHNL, OPHLA


Joint Membership with CPHA

Please click here.

Public Health Champion


Group Membership

Constituent Society
  • Includes 5 regular memberships and 1 board of directors spot with voting rights.


Organizational Membership
  • Includes 5 regular memberships.


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Worried about funding for your membership? Please find our Employer Letter template here. Please feel free to save and edit to send to your employer or department to advocate for OPHA membership fees.

Our Members Speak

“Public health in Ontario is so multidimensional and multidisciplinary. OPHA is a huge common denominator for public health practitioners. My lengthy involvement on the board exposed me to the broad spectrum of current issues and taught me the process of policy development within the political framework. It has been a hugely enriching professional experience.”

– Elizabeth Haugh, Former Director of Health Promotion and Chief Nursing Officer, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and Past President, OPHA Board of Directors

“I have the privilege of serving on the OPHA Board of Directors as a member at large. In this role, I have had the opportunity to learn about current issues in the public health system from my director colleagues, the OPHA ED and public health leaders who engage with the Board. I contributed to the Board and agency activities from my academic and practice experience and perspective”

– Fran Scott, Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact , McMaster University.