About Us


Vision:  A healthy Ontario that supports physical activity for all through public health leadership.


Mission:  To elevate physical activity as a public health priority through advocacy, capacity building, engagement, and collaboration.


OSPAPPH aims to be the unified voice representing public health practitioners with the mandate of promoting physical activity in their respective communities. This organization builds on the strengths of an established infrastructure and mandate within the public health system, as well as the partnerships formed at the community, provincial and national levels with the ultimate purpose of increasing physical activity levels in Ontario.

For more information, click on the links to access the following OSPAPPH documents:
Members:

OSPAPPH members are public health practitioners with the mandate of promoting physical activity in their respective communities.  This can include, but is not limited to, Health Promoters, Public Health Nurses, Physical Activity Specialists, Health Educators, and Health Promotion Consultants.


OSPAPPH also works with a number of Provincial and National stakeholders to keep physical activity on the agenda and ensure messages and recommendations align with public health.

Membership:

Membership is open to all public health practitioners in Ontario with the mandate of promoting physical activity in their respective communities. This includes, but is not limited to: Health Promoters, Public Health Nurses, Physical Activity Specialists, Health Educators, and Health Promotion Consultants.

Want to know more about being a member of OSPAPPH?  Check out the Membership Benefits to find out!

Ontario Public Health Units can join/renew for $150.00 per year.
  
Our membership drive takes place every spring but you're never too late to join - email info@ospapph.ca for more information.
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2017-2018 Executive:

Katherine Horst, Co-chair year 2, Perth District Health Unit

Jason Weppler, Co-chair year 1, Grey Bruce Health Unit

Peter Bearse, Secretary, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health

Donna Mills, Treasurer, Niagara Region Public Health

Vacant, Eastern Region Representative

Sebastian van Gilst, Central East Region Representative, Region of Peel Public Health

Ishan Angra, Central West Region Representative, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Nadia ButcheySouthwest Region Representative, Lambton Public Health

Martin Paul, Northern Region Representative, Porcupine Health Unit

Chantal Lalonde, Special Project Officer, Eastern Ontario Health Unit

Lisa Kaldeway, Special Project Officer, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Joanna Carastathis, Communication Coordinator, Thunder Bay District Health Unit


To get in touch with the OSPAPPH Executive, click here to send us an email!