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Ontario Agency For Health Protection And Promotion (Public Health Ontario)

Ministry
Health
URL
www.publichealthontario.ca/en/pages/default.aspx
Address
480 UNIVERSITY AVENUE,, SUITE 300,
TORONTO
M5G1V2
Phone
647-260-7100
Fax
647-260-7600
Background
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Act, 2007, S.O. 2007, c. 10, Sched. K, s. 3 (opens a new window)
Function

The objects of the Agency pertaining to health protection and promotion include the following: (a) to provide scientific and technical advice and support to the health care system and the Government; (b) to develop, disseminate and advance public health knowledge, best practices, and research; (c) to inform and contribute to policy development processes across sectors of the health care system and within the Government; (d) to develop, collect, use, analyse and disclose data, across sectors, in a manner that informs and enhances healthy public policy and public health planning, evaluation and action; (e) to undertake, promote and co-ordinate public health research in co-operation with academic and research experts as well as the community; (f) to provide education and professional development for public health professionals, scientists, researchers, and policymakers; (g) to establish, operate and maintain laboratory centres; (h) to serve as a model for bridging the areas of infection control and occupational health and safety; (i) to undertake research related to evaluating the modes of transmission of febrile respiratory illnesses and the risk to health workers; (j) as directed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, to provide scientific and technical advice and operational support in an emergency or outbreak situation having health implications; and (k) any additional objects as prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Membership

The Corporation consists of no more than 13 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The members form the board of directors of the Corporation. The board of directors designate a chair and one or more vice-chairs from among themselves.

Term

The members of the board of directors shall hold office for a term determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. If a person ceases to be a member of the board of directors before the term of the member expires, the first term of the person's successor shall be for the remainder of the person's term.

Meetings
The board of directors shall meet regularly throughout the year and in any event shall hold at least four meetings in each calendar year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) JOHN GARCIA
22-Oct-2020 - 21-Oct-2021
conestogo
2. Member (Part-Time) LINDA ROTHSTEIN
19-Nov-2020 - 18-Nov-2021
toronto
3. Member (Part-Time) MARGARET FLYNN
13-Nov-2019 - 12-Nov-2022
brighton
4. Member (Part-Time) S. FORD RALPH
28-Nov-2019 - 27-Nov-2022
stouffville
5. Member (Part-Time) MARTINA DWYER
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
ancaster
6. Member (Part-Time) FRANK DAVIS
27-Feb-2020 - 26-Feb-2023
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) ISRA LEVY
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2024
ottawa
8. Member (Part-Time) TERRI MCKINNON
24-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2024
pickering
9. Member (Part-Time) CAT (MARK) CRIGER
26-Aug-2021 - 25-Aug-2024
brampton