• OCDPA hosts it's second Legislative Day at Queen's Park to engage MPPs and staff members on why #preventionmatters
  • OCDPA updates it's Prevention Matters: Why Ontario needs a CDP Strategy and Prevention Matters: Brochure
  • OCDPA hosted a health debate along with TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Tuesday, May 22 at 8 pm where party representatives engaged in a debate around health and healthcare. View Press Release here.
  • OCDPA released Prevention Matters: Why Ontario needs a CDP Strategy as part of its election campaign


  • OCDPA hosted its first ever Legislative Day at Queen's Park to engage MPPs and staff members on why #preventionmatters
  • OCDPA called on the government to put more of a focus on chronic disease prevention through the launch of the #preventionmatters campaign 
  • Pegeen Walsh (ED at OPHA) joined as new chair for the OCDPA



  • OCDPA developed the Healthiest Province 2015 Toolkit designed to provide you with the key messages and information needed to join the conversation, and influence policy changes that will help make Ontario the healthiest province.  We ask you to add your voice to assist us in raising key issues.
  • OCDPA prepared a Pre-Budget Submission calling on the Ontario government to build on its significant progress and leadership to ensure Ontario becomes the healthiest jurisdiction in North America.









    • The OCDPA develops the resource Primer to Action in partnership with the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse and Canadian Cancer Society.
    • The OCDPA produces the report Economic Costs of Chronic Disease in Canada 1995-2003, which raises awareness and increases understanding of the financial implications of chronic disease and the huge potential in savings that is possible through investment in health promotion and disease prevention.
    • The OCDPA sends out letters to Ontario’s four major political parties urging them to take immediate action and invest in chronic disease prevention in the province.
    • The OCDPA completes branding and marketing materials.



    • The organization’s Terms of Reference are ratified and implemented.
    • A Chair and vice-chair are elected.
    • The OCDPA hosts a Forum on Developing a Chronic Disease Prevention and Healthy Living Strategy for Ontario.
    • The OCDPA provides support to the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Managers in Public Health.
    • The OCDPA produces the report, Informing Direction on Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Ontario. This report builds on risk factor and chronic disease-based strategies and details related work of OCDPA members and those working within the Ontario Health Promotion Resource System. 


    • Funding support is received from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
    • An action plan is developed.


    • The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance is officially established.
    • Nine founding core members sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
    • At year end, there are 14 members of the organization.