What is Health Promotion Ontario?


With announced changes to the Ontario public health system, there is a great need to emphasize the importance of health promotion’s contributions to ending hallway care. Read more about how HPO and our community are responding.


What is Health Promotion Ontario (HPO)?

  • HPO is the ‘voice’ of those in the profession of Health Promotion across Ontario. HPO seeks to advance the critical importance of health promotion and its practice through professional development, membership, member communication, and advocacy.
  • HPO is a constituent society of the Ontario Public Health Association and has been active since 1987. 
  • HPO has over 170 dedicated health promotion professionals as members representing various public health units, community health centres, universities, and other health oriented organizations.

HPO is the founding Chapter of HPC and aligns with its vision, mission, and values.


Recent Events

HPO’s 2023 Webinar Series:

Series Description:

Health Promotion Ontario is once again hosting its free annual webinar series. This year the theme is Health Promotion in a New Era: Skills we need for a changing world. 

If the past three years have taught us anything, it’s that we constantly need to innovate, adapt and overcome. In the years ahead, we will continue to face complex problems that require new approaches and upstream thinking. That’s why we’re focusing this series on key skills you’ll need now and into the future, to tackle the big issues ahead. 

This year, we’re doing things a little differently. Each session will still feature panelist presentations and discussions, but our panelists will reflect both traditional and non-traditional “health promoters”. We want everyone to see themselves as health promoters and to reflect on the ways in which they can contribute to advancing health and wellness. 

Learn more about event speakers and register for each event:

Webinar 1: Knowledge Translation: Turning Data Into a Story

May 11, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Recording available here.

Webinar 2: Intersectoral Collaboration: Coming to the Table

May 18, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Recording available here.

Webinar 3: Advocacy: When Passion Becomes Policy 

May 25, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Recording available here.

HPO’s 2022 Webinar Series:

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HPO’s 2020 annual conference:

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Get Involved

To get involved, please contact our Ontario Chapter:

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