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

Professional Development

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.

Click the image for larger version.

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


On February 8, 2017, the CIPHI seminar "Misconceptions: Let's Take The Myth-stery Out Of The Mold" will be held at 480 University Ave between 12 noon and 1PM. Reigstration is free.

This seminar will be present by Peter Pityn and James Anderson.

You can find out more about the seminar and its presenters, as well as register at the link here.

"CIPHI(O) is looking for speakers to populate sessions with emerging, current or ongoing public health issues pertinent to PHIs. Speakers are encouraged to present research and evidence-based findings on topics to provide information, tools and skills used to build public health capacity and inform other professionals of the role of public health inspectors."

The proper form can be found here. Fill out the required fields and then go to File and then Email As Attachment, and email to 

(form updated November 18 2016)

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