The Voice of Public Health

About Us

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) is a not-for-profit member-based association that provides leadership in advancing public health in Ontario. Our Association represents six public and community health disciplines and our membership represents many public and community health professionals. Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector. OPHA galvanizes communities, governments and decision makers to manage current public-health challenges, launch new initiatives, and act in a responsive and accountable manner.

The Benefits of Membership

OPHA membership allows you to:

  • Interact with leading public health thinkers, policy makers and practitioners across Ontario through key events, webinars, and conferences. As a member, you can access knowledge exchange and skills building sessions & OPHA professional development sessions and forums gratis or at preferred member rates!
  • Become involved and influence at local, provincial and national levels through public health policy statements, position papers and advocacy positions.
  • Be in the know - OPHA’s daily media links, monthly newsletters, Twitter feed and Facebook page will keep you up-to-date on vital community & public health issues. 
  • Join one of the OPHA’s subject matter expert work groups, which identify key and emerging issues, assist OPHA to advance advocacy priorities, undertake knowledge exchange and transfer, and assist in building capacity in Ontario (built environment, environmental health, chronic disease, reproductive health, food security, health equity, alcohol prevention)
  • Attend our annual Fall Forum at a special member rate.
Join Today!

What’s New?

  • Have you subscribed to OPHA's free newsletter? Subscribe here and never miss an important public health headline! 
  • Do you know someone who has expressed concern about public issues that are making headlines - environmental health, tobacco, obesity, reproductive health, and more? Consider giving them the gift of an OPHA membership!
  • OPHA's latest Annual Report is here! Read your copy here.  
  • OPHA submitted three recommendations for the Planning Act and Development Charges Act. Read them here!
If you have any questions or comments, please contact [email protected] or call (416)-367-3313.