Leading, Promoting and Advocating for Environmental Public Health Professionals in Ontario

Professional Development

The 2017 Seminar Series hosted by Public Health Ontario and CIPHI Ontario will begin this month. You can download the Call For Abstracts form here if you are interested in presenting. You can submit completed forms or send any questions you may have to


OnCore is an award winning educational program built by public health practitioners, for public health practitioners. The program addresses the core competencies of Public Health Sciences and Assessment and Analysis. OnCore breaks down public health concepts through an expansive and interactive online learning experience and cements those concepts through off-line facilitated case studies. The program is easy to implement and is designed to be completed both individually and in small groups at the workplace.

Learners can receive up to 33 professional development hours (PDHs) for completing the OnCore educational program, as part of CIPHI’s Continuing Professional Competencies Program. The PDHs have been broken down by learning module in the table below and include the completion of both the online lessons and accompanying facilitated case studies.



Module 1


Module 2


Module 3




There is a registration fee of $51.50/person + applicable taxes. For more information and to register, visit oncore-encours.ca

In Fall 2016, the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors - Ontario Branch (CIPHI ON) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) conducted a needs assessment survey for certified Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) working in Ontario.  The survey was conducted to identify and provide professional development opportunities for PHIs in Ontario. Provided are a summary and an infographic of the needs assessment survey.  There is also a pdf file provided that ranks PHIs requested learning opportunites from the highest to lowest need.

We would like to thank Public Health Ontario for their support in helping us develop the survey and in analyzing the results.

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Click here for the PDF of the survey results.

Click here for the PDF of the results summary.

Completed infographic Feb 16 17


Check out workshops, panel discussions and sessions including:

  • Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Navigating the challenges and creating solutions for infection prevention and control: Complaint investigations at a local level
  • Public and occupational health risks in Toronto nail salons: An analysis of Toronto’s body safe program data from 2014 to 2016
  • The food safety of resurgent food technologies: A workshop on canning, fermentation, raw meat dishes and sous vide cooking

.......and so much more!

Keep up-to-date on TOPHC 2017 by visiting the TOPHC blog or by following us on Twitter @TOPHCtweets, #TOPHC2017.

We look forward to seeing you at TOPHC




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