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This alphabetical list links to a brief descriptions of OHPRS members and Affiliates, including their services and how to contact them for more information.

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APN logoAlcohol Policy Network (APN)
http://www.apolnet.ca/
Phone: 416-367-3313 / 1-800-267-6817

APN facilitates the development of policies that prevent problems associated with alcohol use and promote the health, safety and well-being of individuals and communities across Ontario. APN monitors developments in alcohol policy and prevention research, disseminates timely information and best advice, promotes knowledge and skill development and facilitates networking and collaboration.

APN's focus:
Alcohol policy

APN offers:

People who often use APN's services:
Professionals in public health, substance abuse, injury prevention and policy development, or anyone interested in alcohol policy.

If you use APN's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
APN operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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ARAPO logoAssociation to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario (ARAPO)
http://www.apolnet.ca/arapo
Phone: 416-367-3313 ext 264/ 1-800-267-6817, ext. 264

ARAPO is a group of concerned individuals who share the common goal of promoting public health and safety through reducing the impact of alcohol advertising, promotion and sponsorship through education, policy and community action, and other health promotion strategies.

ARAPO's focus:
Reducing the impact of alcohol advertising

ARAPO offers:

People who often use ARAPO's services:

  • Public Health Units
  • Schools
  • Impaired Driving Awareness groups
  • Academic presentations

If you use ARAPO's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
ARAPO operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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Best Start logoBest Start - Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre
http://www.beststart.org/
Phone: 416-408-2249 / 1-800-397-9567

Best Start supports community health professionals across Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of new and expectant parents (including both parents), newborns, and young children.

Best Start's focus:
Maternal, newborn, and early childhood health

Best Start offers:

  • Consultation
  • Training
  • Information
  • Resources
  • Hosting the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Promotion Network, including its discussion listserv

People who often use Best Start's services:

  • Community Health Centres
  • Public Health professionals
  • Organizations serving children

If you use Best Start's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on children: CSBHRC
  • Focus on community health: OHCC
  • Focus on nutrition: NRC
  • Focus on women health: OWHN

Language:
In addition to English, Best Start provides many of its services in French

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Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC)
http://www.cctc.caCCTC logo
Phone: 613-567-3050 / 1-800-267-5234

CCTC offers a comprehensive inventory of critical information for health intermediaries and other professionals in the field of tobacco control.

CCTC's focus:
Tobacco control

CCTC offers:

  • A comprehensive electronic library of resources in tobacco control organized under the following topics: cessation, denormalization, prevention, protection (all under the heading of The Fundamentals), Frameworks and Strategies, legislations (Cdn Law and Tobacco), the tobacco industry (Industry Watch), Advice for Health Professionals, the Heather Crowe Resource Centre and much more.
  • References to, and summaries of, the world's scientific literature relevant to tobacco control
  • Links to relevant organizations, institutes, and associations in tobacco control
  • References and links to tobacco control conferences, special events, courses, grants, educational tools, etc
  • Toll free support reference services for those unable to find what they are looking for on the website

People who often use CCTC's services:

  • Health intermediaries
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Health advocates

If you use CCTC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
The CCTC provides services in English and French.

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CHIS logoConsumer Health Information Service (CHIS)

With the loss of operating funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, the Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) located at the Toronto Public Library closed on May 8, 2009.

The Toronto Public Library will continue to provide health information to local users. Please visit the Business and Health Sciences centre at the Toronto Reference Library, call the library's centralized phone service at 416-393-7131, or visit the Toronto Public Library's health and wellness wiki.

If you've used CHIS' services in the past you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on consumer health: OSHNET
  • Focus on communicating about health: THCU, PTCC
  • Focus on collections of health information: CCTC

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CODA logoCouncil On Drug Abuse (CODA)
http://www.drugabuse.ca/
Phone: 416-763-1491

The Council On Drug Abuse (CODA) works to prevent and reduce substance abuse through education, with a primary focus on youth and those associated with youth. Programs and priorities set by CODA are constantly being updated, researched and developed.

CODA's focus:
Prevention of substance abuse through education

CODA offers:

  • Programs
    • Parties, Raves and Ecstasy - a 6-part, 45-minute oral presentation on the rave scene and MDMA, more commonly known as Ecstasy.
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) - a community-based project involving addiction-recovering peers, CODA Consultants and medical professionals working with addicted and at-risk young adults, geared to the prevention and harm reduction of FAS.
    • What If? - a multi-session, interactive school program for ages 4 to 10, designed to develop the attributes of healthy decision-making.
    • The Resilient Journey - a series of presentations for parents and teachers demonstrating principles of living that encourage a healthy, chemical-free and meaningful life.
    • Drugs, Decisions, Directions - this program works to reduce the risks for drug involvement through strengthening positive peer influence, drug information and targeting risk factors within the local school
    • Biological & Physio-Social Consequences of Drug Abuse - for students, parents and teachers.
  • Speakers: See CODA's website for more information about available speakers.
  • Brochures
    • Drug Reference Chart (English and French)
    • Drugs & the Law (English)
    • Drug Abuse Q&A (English)
  • Newsletters
    • The CODA Report
    • S.T.R.I.D.E. (Strategies in Drug Education)
    • Pathways...for a New Generation of Hope
    • What If?

People who often use CODA's services:

  • Schools (all ages)
  • Youth groups
  • Parent groups
  • Community groups
  • Professional groups (e.g. teachers)
  • Workplace teams

If you use CODA's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:
Focus on alcohol and other drugs - APN, ARAPO, PAD, FRC, ODAP

Language:
CODA operates in English but provides some services and resources in French.

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CSBHRC logoCurriculum & School-Based Health Resource Centre (CSBHRC)
http://www.ophea.net/
Phone: 416-426-7120

The Curriculum and School-Based Health Resource Centre supports the effective implementation of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum across Ontario and supports the development and implementation of curriculum andschool-based programming in various risk factor and health promotion topic areas.

CSBHRC's focus:
Health and physical education curriculum implementation support

CSBHRC offers:

  • Health and Physical Education curriculum implementation support: Kindergarten to Grade 10. This series of 11 documents provides “core support” to educators to implement the Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum.
  • An extensive training and consultation process to ensure that this foundation of knowledge and support is retained and expanded.
  • Initiatives for asthma, physical activity, nutirition, tobacco prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention, and more
  • Newsletter

People who often use CSBHRC's services:
Educators

If you use CSBHRC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
CSBHRC operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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Focus logoFOCUS Resource Centre (FRC)
http://www.frcentre.net/
Phone: 613-531-3895 / 1-888-433-3181

FRC supports FOCUS Community Programs, which are all funded by the Government of Ontario to develop and carry out alcohol and drug abuse prevention programming, including harm reduction and chronic disease prevention, in their communities.

Under the sponsorship of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, FRC builds on the resources and expertise of partner agencies to provide seamless service delivery to the 22 FOCUS sites.

FRC's focus:
Supporting FOCUS Communities

FRC offers:

  • Training and professional development
  • Consultation and referral services to FOCUS communities and coalitions
  • Annual symposium on alcohol and other drugs
  • Networking among and between the FOCUS communities and key external groups
  • Information/dissemination

People who use FRC's services:

  • Ontario's 22 FOCUS communities
  • Other community groups and partners that work with FOCUS communities

If you use FRC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
FRC operates in English but provides some resources in French

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Health Promotion Hub
Health Promotion Hub http://www.healthnexus.ca
Phone: 416-408-2249 / 1-800-397-9567

The Health Promotion Hub (formerly Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) helps individuals, groups and communities use health promotion strategies to achieve health and well-being.

Health Promotion Hub's focus:
Helping organizations and communities in Ontario improve their population's health and enhancing health promotion in Ontario

Helath Promotion Hub offers:

  • Consultation services
  • Learning events
  • Health promotion resources
  • Production of Le Bloc-Notes (french language biweekly e-bulletin) and, with THCU, the weekly OHPE Bulletin
  • Networking, support and referrals

People who often use Health Promotion Hub's services:

  • Staff and volunteers of public health units, community health centres, voluntary health organizations, community coalitions and workgroups.
  • People working in the areas of human and social services, recreation and education
  • Anyone working to implement health promotion strategies in Ontario.

If you use Health Promotion Hub's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on healthy communities: OHCC
  • Focus on health communication: THCU
  • Focus on heart health: HHRC

Language:
Health Promotion Hub provides its services in both French and English.

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HHRC logoHeart Health Resource Centre (HHRC)
http://www.hhrc.net/
Phone: 416-367-3313 / 1-800-267-6817

The HHRC provides support to the 36 community partnerships of the Ontario Heart Health Program - Taking Action for Healthy Living in Ontario, who plan, deliver and/or evaluate comprehensive community-based heart health strategies. The HHRC fosters networking and communication between peers through the Ontario Heart Health Network as well as its newsletter and e-mail discussion lists.

HHRC's focus:
Heart health

HHRC offers:

  • On-site, telephone and e-mail consultation to support local needs of community heart health projects
  • Training opportunities for skill development specifically to support the components of the Ontario Heart Health Program - Taking Action for Healthy Living
  • Resource development and dissemination aimed at improving access to heart health resources and programming, including designated best practices
  • Communication and linkage services designed to connect those involved with heart health

People who often use HHRC's services:

  • Heart Health coordinators
  • Members of the Heart Health Community Partnerships
  • Public Health personnel
  • NGOs

If you use HHRC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
HHRC provides service in English.

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NRC logoNutrition Resource Centre (NRC)
http://www.nutritionrc.ca/
Phone: 416-367-3313 / 1-800-267-6817

The NRC works to strengthen the capacity of community nutrition practitioners in Ontario. The NRC has a mandate to increase the level of coordinated provincial support of nutrition promotion programming, resource development and dissemination and support services for nutrition practitioners across Ontario.

NRC's focus:
Helping nutrition practitioners implement nutrition programs and strategies

NRC offers:

  • Development and dissemination of healthy eating resources and tools
  • Broadcast e-mail list (contact-NRC) providing up to date news on nutrition happenings, news stories, job postings and more
  • NRC digest quarterly newsletter
  • Dissemination and implementation of these provincial nutrition promotion programs: Eat Smart! Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program, the Community Food Advisor Program, Food Steps, and the Healthy Eating manual.
  • Searchable database of nutrition resources developed by the NRC and also by practitioners in the field
  • Directory of nutrition contacts & services in Ontario
  • Resources for professionals:
    • Seven culturally-adapted versions of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
    • Healthy Measures - a tool kit for promoting healthy weights in your community
    • Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging education kit

People who often use NRC's services:

  • Dietitians and nutritionists working in public health, community health centres and other settings (hospitals, NGOs, etc.)
  • Health promoters working in chronic disease prevention
  • Heart health programs

If you use NRC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on communication about health: THCU
  • Focus on physical activity: PARC
  • Focus on heart health: HHRC
  • Focus on children: Best Start

Language:
NRC operates in English but provides some resources in French and some resources in languages other than English or French.

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ODAP logoOntario Drug Awareness Partnership (ODAP)
http://www.odap.org
Phone: 416-395-4970

ODAP raises awareness of the effects of alcohol and other drugs by encouraging and supporting drug awareness initiatives throughout Ontario. ODAP sets the theme for the annual Drug Awareness Week Campaign.

ODAP's focus:
Alcohol and drug awareness

ODAP offers:

  • Product development and distribution for Drug Awareness Week
  • A quarterly newsletter
  • A website
  • An annual symposium

People who often use ODAP's services:
Drug Awareness Committees

If you use ODAP's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:
Focus on alcohol and other drugs - APN, ARAPO, PAD, FRC, CODA

Language:
ODAP provides service in English.

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OHCC logoOntario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC)
http://www.ohcc-ccso.on.ca
Phone: 416-408-4841 / 1-800-766-3418

OHCC works with the diverse communities of Ontario to strengthen their social, environmental and economic well-being. Educational materials, newsletters, a website, a monthly e-bulletin and annual conferences are co-ordinated through the Central Office in Toronto. Regionally-based Community Animators provide information, training, consultation and linkages to support local efforts to create healthier communities.

OHCC's focus:
OHCC supports community initiatives that address the social, economic and environmental determinants of health through wide community participation, multisectoral involvement, local government support and the development of healthy public policy.

OHCC offers:

  • Support to local and regional Healthy Communities initiatives through consultation, training, facilitation, networking, information, referrals and partnership building
  • A province-wide network to exchange information and provide mutual support
  • Identification of resource people to provide support for community activities
  • A Healthy Communities resource library
  • Healthy Communities educational resource manuals
  • "Update", the newsletter of Ontario's Healthy Communities
  • Monthly e-bulletin of upcoming events and new resources
  • Website with information and stories relating to Healthy Communities, with links to other informative sites

People who often use OHCC's services:

  • Non-profit community groups and organizations (NGOs)
  • Community coalitions
  • Environmental groups
  • General public

If you use OHCC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
OHCC provides many of its services in French, as well as English.

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Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
http://www.oninjuryresources.ca/
Phone: 416-977-7350 / 1-888-537-7777

The Centre helps injury prevention practitioners and their community partners in their work to reduce the incidence and impact of injury in Ontario.

The OIPRC has several objectives:

  • To increase the capacity of Ontario health promotion practitioners / intermediaries such that they can intervene effectively and, in turn, improve the health of Ontarians.
  • To deliver an effective, efficient, and coordinated set of services.
  • To promote use of best practices within Ontario Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) and its clients.
  • To respond to priorities and needs of Ministry of Health Promotion and the Ontario Public Health Association.
  • To increase the comprehensiveness and quality of injury prevention programs in Ontario.
  • To increase the knowledge, skill, and confidence level of injury prevention practitioners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention initiatives in Ontario.
  • To help reduce morbidity and mortality associated with injuries in Ontario.
  • To increase the health and well-being of all Ontarians.

OIPRC's focus:
Injury prevention

OIPRC offers

People who often use OIPRC's services:

  • Public Health Professionals
  • Community-based Coalitions
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Education Professionals and Students
  • Volunteers

If you use OIPRC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
OIPRC operates in English but provides some services and resources in French.

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OSHNET logoOntario Self-Help Network
http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/
Phone: 416-487-4355 / 1-888-283-8806

The Ontario Self-Help Network supports the development of self-help/mutual aid groups, networks, organizations and centres in Ontario. OSHNET promotes the use of self-help strategies in health promotion across Ontario. OSHNET is a program of the Self-Help Resource Centre

OSHNET's focus:

  • Self-help/mutual aid strategies
  • Empowerment approaches to health promotion
  • Peer approaches
  • Informal volunteering
  • Diversity and accessibility

OSHNET offers:

  • A province-wide toll-free information service (1-888-283-8806)
  • A listing of self-help centres across Ontario
  • Free factsheets, articles and resource packages on self-help principles and group development topics
  • Consultations to help groups or organizations launch new groups, address problems and develop broader programs
  • General and customized workshops for groups, agency staff and helping professionals
  • On-line resources and a listserv for self-help promoters
  • Making Self-Help/Mutual Aid Work, a "best of" encyclopedia of resources, tip sheets and guidelines on starting, maintaining and evaluating self-help for group leaders, members and helping professionals

People who often use OSHNET's services:

  • Mutual aid seekers who want to find or start a group
  • Existing self-help groups who want address group development, change or conflict issues
  • Non-profits who want to better support local or issue-specific groups
  • Helping professionals who want to include self-help strategies in their programs

If you use OSHNET's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on community-based initiatives and skills development: OHCC
  • Focus on planning, networking and communications techniques: THCU, Health Promotion Hub
  • Focus on maternal/newborn/family health: Best Start

Language:
OSHNET operates in English but provides some resources in French and some resources in languages other than English or French.

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PAD logoParent Action on Drugs (PAD)
http://www.parentactionondrugs.org
Phone: 416-395-4970

PAD addresses issues of substance use among youth through outreach, prevention, education, and parent support. PAD enhances the capacity of parents, youth and communities to promote an environment that encourages youth to make informed choices.

PAD's focus:

  • Substance use and abuse
  • Prevention, education, support

PAD offers:

  • Parent-focused, up-to-date resources to increase awareness of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use and provide practical information
  • Peer delivered programs for youth on substance abuse and choice
  • Curriculum support to help teachers deliver current, relevant classroom activities in health and physical education and social sciences
  • Workshops and training opportunities for teachers, health professionals and other front-line community workers
  • Confidential telephone support service for parents who have concerns about a son or daughter's use of drugs

People who often use PAD's services:

  • Parents
  • Teens/ young adults
  • Education and health professionals
  • Community workers

If you use PAD's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
Parent Action on Drugs operates in English but provides some resources in French and some services in languages other than English or French.

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PATP logoPhysical Activity Resource Centre (PARC)
http://www.ophea.net/parc/
Phone: 416-426-7120

The Physical Activity Resource Centre was developed to support Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health. PARC provides training, consultation, networking and referrals, and resource and information dissemination services. These services are intended to support capacity building and learning opportunities.

PARC's focus:
Physical activity in public health

PARC offers:

  • Information on physical activity
  • Consultation on a physical activity issue
  • Assistance in the preparation of a workshop or meeting
  • Review of physical activity related materials
  • Training for public health staff.

People who often use PARC's services:
PARC's services are available to Physical Activity Promoters working in Public Health across Ontario.

If you use PARC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
PARC operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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PTCC logoProgram Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC)
http://www.ptcc-cfc.on.ca/
Phone: 1-800-363-7822

PTCC builds capacity in tobacco control at the local level through training, consultation, resource development, media analysis and referral services. PTCC is a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. The Media Network became a program of PTCC in April 2008.

PTCC's focus:
Supporting tobacco control

PTCC offers:

  • Training workshops in tobacco control
  • Technical assistance including:
    • Telephone and on-site consultation support
    • On-line catalogue of tobacco control program resources
    • Referrals
  • Knowledge exchange activities, including:
    • Cultivating province-wide Communities of Practice (CoP)
    • Developing evidence-based reviews
    • Documenting innovative practices

People who often use PTCC's services:

  • Local Ontario public health agency staff
  • Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs)
  • Community health centres staff
  • Voluntary organization staff/volunteers
  • Health care providers

If you use PTCC's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
PTCC provides many of its services in French, as well as English.

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THCU logoThe Health Communication Unit (THCU)
http://www.thcu.ca
Phone: 416-978-0522

THCU at the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto works to increase the capacity of community and public health agencies to plan for, conduct and evaluate a wide range of health promotion programs (within a comprehensive and population-based approach).

THCU's focus:
Health communication

THCU offers:

  • Provincial and regional workshops that cover different aspects of our five mandated areas (health promotion program planning, health communication, healthy policy development, evaluation and sustainability)
  • Tailored consultations to assist individuals and organizations in the application of theory and principles in the following areas:
    • Health promotion program planning
    • Policy change
    • Health communication
    • Evaluation of health promotion programs
    • Sustainability
  • Quality resource materials including a an online, interactive Health Communication workbook, a newsletter, literature searches, and topic guides (Health Communication, Health Promotion Planning, Policy Development, Sustainability, Evaluation, General Health Promotion)
  • With Health Nexus , the weekly Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin

People who often use THCU's services:

  • Public health units, community health centres, and district health councils
  • Voluntary agencies
  • Others working in the field of health promotion

If you use THCU's services you might also find the other OHPRS members of interest:

Language:
THCU operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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Affiliates


CCO logoCancer Care Ontario (CCO)
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/
Phone: (416-971-9800)

Cancer Care Ontario is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario's cancer services and prevention efforts. As the provincial government's chief cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario directs over $500-million in public health care funding for cancer prevention, detection and care. The agency also operates research, screening and prevention programs; collects, monitors and reports information about cancer and cancer system performance; develops evidence-based standards and guidelines for health care providers; and works with regional providers to plan and improve cancer services.

CCO's focus:
Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency that steers and coordinates Ontario's cancer services and prevention efforts so that fewer people get cancer and patients receive the highest quality of care. Cancer Care Ontario's mission is to improve the performance of the cancer system by driving quality, accountability and innovation in all cancer-related services.

CCO offers:

  • Directs more than $500-million public health care dollars annually to prevent and detect cancer and help health care providers deliver high-quality care, as close to home as possible.
  • Operates province-wide research, screening and prevention programs.
  • Collects and monitors information about the rate and impact of cancer across the province, and putting this information in the hands of policy makers, researchers and care providers.
  • Supports providers by turning research and evidence into standards and guidelines that they can use to improve patient care.
  • Promotes accountable and efficient cancer care by measuring and reporting to the public about the performance of cancer services, and working with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to plan and improve services in regions across Ontario.
  • Provides expert advice to the provincial government on all cancer-related issues.

People who often use CCO's services

  • Regional cancer programs and partners, healthcare organizations and professionals, government, patients and their family members.

If you use CCO's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on tobacco control: PTCC

Language:
Cancer Care Ontario operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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OCDPA logoOntario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA)
http://www.ocdpa.on.ca/

The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is a collaborative of leading health-related organizations working together to focus on chronic disease prevention and healthy living in a comprehensive manner.

OCDPA’s focus:
The Alliance’s mission is to provide collaborative leadership to support a comprehensive chronic disease prevention system for Ontario. The emphasis is on a health promotion and primary prevention approach and key outcomes include:

1. Chronic disease prevention investments are well-planned and coordinated.
2. Public polices are in place to address the prevention of chronic disease.
3. Knowledge is effectively and efficiently created and exchanged.

In working towards these outcomes, the OCDPA is committed to fulfilling its mission effectively and efficiently in a way that has impact.

OCDPA offers:

  • Chronic Disease Prevention Initiatives Directory
  • A number of publications on chronic disease prevention including:
    • Primer to Action: Social Determinants of Health
    • Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in Canada
    • Thinking like a system: The way forward to prevent chronic disease in Ontario.
    • Chronic Disease in Ontario and Canada: Determinants, Risk Factors and Prevention Priorities
  • Knowledge exchange opportunities (workshops, seminars etc.)
  • E-bulletin

People who often use OCDPA’s services

  • Government
  • Public Health Professionals
  • NGOs

If you use OCDPA’s services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
OCDPA operates in English but provides some resources in French.

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Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Managers in Public Health (OCDPMPH)
Phone: 705-721-7330 ext 7376 or 519-271-7600 ext.265

The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Managers is made up of those in public health who focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion with management responsibilities. OCDMPH fosters collaboration, both within public health and prevent chronic disease through advocacy, leadership and collective action.

OCDMPH’s focus:
Chronic disease prevention in public health

People who often use OCDMPH's services:

  • Public Health Managers and Directors
  • Public Health Staff
  • Affiliate Members

If you use OCDMPH's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
OCDPMPH provides service in English but has the capacity to provide contact person to respond to inquiries in French.

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OTRU logoOntario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU)
http://www.otru.org
Phone: 416-595-6888

OTRU fosters and conducts research, monitoring and evaluation contributing to programs and policies to eliminate tobacco-related health problems in Ontario. As a key associate of the OHPRS, OTRU is a focal point for an active tobacco control research network in Ontario.

OTRU's focus:

  • Tobacco-related research
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy
  • Research capacity development through research teaching and training
  • Dissemination of research based information

OTRU offers:

  • Tobacco control program and policy research and development
  • OTRU Investigator Award program
  • Graduate studentships for research in tobacco control
  • Networking and communications through the OTRU listsev and other means to provide a provincial focus for tobacco-related research and enhance communications between investigators from a wide range of disciplines
  • Monitoring of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy and coordination and assistance with self-evaluations of projects funded by the strategy
  • Information analysis and dissemination, focused on the development of a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our investigators and partners including reports on many tobacco-related topics available on our web site

People who often use OTRU's services:

  • Researchers
  • Public health professionals
  • Policy makers

If you use OTRU 's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

Language:
OTRU provides service in English.

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OWHN logoOntario Women’s Health Network (OWHN)
http://www.owhn.on.ca
Phone: (416) 408-4840/1-877-860-4545

The Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) is a network of individuals and organizations that promotes women’s health. OWHN works with women, health and social service providers, community organizations and others to support equitable, accessible and effective health services for all women in Ontario.

OWHN’s focus:
Women’s health, inclusion

OWHN offers:

  • Weekly E-Digest: highlights health-related events, news and resources that impact women’s health.
  • Quarterly E-Bulletin: presents an in-depth exploration of a topic in women’s health, emphasizing the social determinants of health.
  • Online directory of women’s health and community services in Ontario.
  • Research: OWHN conducts research with community and academic partners in order to build capacity and ensure participatory processes where the voices of women who are marginalized are heard. OWHN also carries out consultations.
  • Advocacy: OWHN communicates the needs identified by focus group participants and makes recommendations to all three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal).

People who often use OWHN’s services:

  • Members of the public
  • Community organizations
  • Health and social service providers

If you use OWHN’s services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on maternal health: Best Start
  • Focus on heart health: Heart Health Resource Centre
  • Focus on nutrition: Nutrition Resource Centre

Language:
OWHN provides service in English
.

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SHAF logoSmoking and Health Action Foundation (SHAF)
http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/
Phone: 416-928-2900

SHAF conducts public policy research and education designed to reduce tobacco-related disease and death. Through its evidence-based research on topical issues in tobacco control, SHAF has provided a crucial bridge between academics, policy-makers in government, and the wider health community. SHAF is the sister organization of the Non-Smokers' Rights Association.

SHAF's focus:
Policy research related to tobacco control

SHAF offers:

  • Academic articles, policy papers, and news in the following areas of expertise:
    • The economics of tobacco control
    • Packaging and labelling of tobacco products
    • Taxation, pricing and smuggling
    • Harm reduction and alternative nicotine delivery systems
    • Advertising and sponsorship
    • Second-hand smoke
    • Mechanisms for recovery of health care costs by government
  • Presentations at conferences

People who often use SHAF's services:

  • Policy developers
  • Researchers

If you use SHAF's services you might also find these other OHPRS members/ affiliates of interest:

  • Focus on tobacco control: PTCC, OTRU, CCTC
  • Focus on research: OTRU
  • Focus on communicating health information: THCU

Language:
SHAF provides many of its services in French, as well as English.

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