Monday, November 4, 2019

Less Sitting is Better! Updated 2019 Toolkit Now Available!

The OSPAPPH Executive and Sedentary Behaviour Working Group are excited to share the updated ‘Less Sitting is Better’ campaign, an evidence-informed and comprehensive campaign targeting adults.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about sedentary behaviour in adults and how they can counter sedentary behaviour throughout the day. The campaign consists of a detailed guide and a series of Social Media Posts (with accompanying images) that can be used on a variety of social media platforms. The campaign also includes a web-based/printable infographic that health units can use on their websites, share via email or print to distribute.  The infographic has been prepared in French, English & Chinese.

Your health unit can participate in the campaign by using the handy campaign guide (links below) prepared by the SB Working Group.  The guide provides access to all the campaign materials – including timelines, suggested posts, and a preview and access to the accompanying images. The guide is also available in French and the accompanying images are available in English, French, and Chinese.  The images have been saved on OSPAPPH’s Google Drive and links to the images are embedded in the guide.  The campaign materials can also be shared with your community partners.  

To access the guides and all of the supporting materials, click the links below:

English Guide and Materials

We hope you will join us in spreading the word that ‘Less Sitting is Better’. If you have any questions about the campaign or have difficulty accessing the campaign images, please email info@ospapph.ca.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

There's still time to apply for a position on the 2019-2020 OSPAPPH Executive Committee!

Calling all leaders in physical activity promotion!



Are you a Physical Activity Specialist looking to influence the provincial landscape while enhancing your own leadership skills? Do you need an innovative way to enhance your core competencies?

If so, the OSPAPPH Executive is for you! Dedication and commitment from individuals such as yourself, has enabled OSPAPPH to be a leading body in representing physical activity promoters in public health across Ontario.

True to our mission, OSPAPPH elevates physical activity as a public health priority through advocacy, capacity building, engagement and collaboration. 
OSPAPPH is looking to fill two remaining positions for the upcoming 2019/2020 term. The following positions are available:



Please note that positions listed are for two years with the exception of the member liaison positions which are a one year commitment with the option to renew for the second year. 

We encourage you to consider the roles listed above.  For more information regarding these roles, please see our Executive Job Descriptions in the linked documents.

If you are interested in joining the executive, please send your responses to OSPAPPH co-chairs j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Name:
Position:
Health Unit:
OSPAPPH Position Sought:
Brief explanation of why you are seeking the position:

Please note that all successful applicants are asked, if possible, to attend the annual OSPAPPH Executive Face-to- Face meeting being held April 24th and 25th at Region of Peel Public HealthMeals and accommodation expenses will be covered by OSPAPPH.





If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jason Weppler, OSPAPPH co-chair, by email j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca or at 519-376-9420 ext. 1408. For more information about OSPAPPH, our Strategic Plan, and our Terms of Reference, please visit our website at www.ospapph.ca or email us at info@ospapph.ca

On behalf of the current OSPAPPH Executive, thank you for your attention and interest in this exciting and rewarding opportunity!

Sincerely,
The OSPAPPH Executive


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 OSPAPPH Elections

The mission of the Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health (OSPAPPH) is to elevate physical activity as a public health priority through advocacy, capacity building, engagement, and collaboration. Carrying out this work is an executive team made up of physical activity promoters (like yourself!) from across the province. There are many great initiatives OSPAPPH is working on and you can be part of the action!  

The term for some current OSPAPPH Executive members is sadly coming to an end and we are looking for interested individuals who wish to fill these positions for the upcoming 2019/2020 term. The following positions are available:



Please note that positions listed are for two years with the exception of the member liaison positions which are a one year commitment with the option to renew for the second year. 

We encourage you to consider the roles listed above.  For more information regarding these roles, please see our Executive Job Descriptions in the linked documents.

If you are interested in joining the executive, we encourage you to discuss it with your manager, and submit a response to the questions below outlining your interest no later than Friday Feb 8, 2019. Responses can be emailed to OSPAPPH co-chairs j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Name:
Position:
Health Unit:
OSPAPPH Position Sought:
Brief explanation of why you are seeking the position:

Please note that all successful applicants are asked, if possible, to attend the annual OSPAPPH Executive Face-to- Face meeting being held April 24th and 25th at Region of Peel Public Health. Meals and accommodation expenses will be covered by OSPAPPH.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jason Weppler, OSPAPPH co-chair, by email j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca or at 519-376-9420 ext. 1408. For more information about OSPAPPH, our Strategic Plan, and our Terms of Reference, please visit our website at www.ospapph.ca or email us at info@ospapph.ca

On behalf of the current OSPAPPH Executive, thank you for your attention and interest in this exciting and rewarding opportunity!

Sincerely,
The OSPAPPH Executive

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Less Sitting is Better - New Social Media Campaign and Toolkit Now Available!

The OSPAPPH Executive and Sedentary Behaviour Working Group are excited to share the new OSPAPPH ‘Less Sitting is Better’ campaign and materials.  The OSPAPPH Sedentary Behaviour Working Group has been hard at work preparing an evidence-informed and comprehensive campaign with messages targeting adults and their behaviours across the whole day. 

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about sedentary behaviour in adults and how they can counter sedentary behaviour throughout the day. The campaign consists of a series of Social Media Posts (with accompanying images) that can be used on a variety of social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). The campaign also includes a web-based/printable infographic that health units can use on their websites, share via email or print to distribute.  The infographic has been prepared in French, English & Chinese.

OSPAPPH will be launching the ‘Less Sitting is Better’ campaign via our Twitter account (twitter handle: @OSPAPPH) and website (www.ospapph.ca) and we are encouraging member health units to join us in raising awareness about sedentary behaviour.  Your health unit can participate in the campaign by using the handy campaign guide (links below) prepared by the SB Working Group.  The guide provides access to all the campaign materials – including timelines, suggested posts, and a preview and access to the accompanying images. The guide is also available in French and the accompanying images are available in English, French, and Chinese.  The images have been saved on OSPAPPH’s Google Drive and links to the images are embedded in the guide.  The campaign materials can also be shared with your community partners.  

To access the guides and all of the supporting materials, click the links below available for download until November 30th):

English Materials

We are pleased to be sharing these materials with you – our members – and we hope you will join us in spreading the word that ‘Less Sitting is Better’. If you have any questions about the campaign or have difficulty accessing the campaign images, please contact Rachael Shaffer (Rachael.shaffer@tbdhu.com), chair of the OSPAPPH Sedentary Behaviour Working Group.

On behalf of the OSPAPPH Executive, a HUGE thank you to the members of the Sedentary Behaviour Working Group for their work on developing the campaign and all related materials. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 OSPAPPH Elections

The mission of the Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health (OSPAPPH) is to elevate physical activity as a public health priority through advocacy, capacity building, engagement, and collaboration. Carrying out this work is an executive team made up of physical activity promoters (like yourself!) from across the province. There are many great initiatives OSPAPPH is working on and you can be part of the action!  

The term for some current OSPAPPH Executive members is sadly coming to an end and we are looking for interested individuals who wish to fill these positions for the upcoming 2018/2019 term. The following positions are available:

  • Co-chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Regional Representative – Central East
  • Regional Representative – Northern
  • Regional Representative – Central West
  • Regional Representative – South West
  • Regional Representative – Eastern

Please note that positions listed are for two years with the exception of the regional representative positions which are a one year commitment with the option to renew for the second year. 

We encourage you to consider the roles listed above. For more information regarding these roles, please see our Terms of Reference which provides a description of the positions.

If you are interested in joining the executive, we encourage you to discuss it with your manager, and submit a response to the questions below outlining your interest no later than Friday Feb 23, 2017. Responses can be emailed to j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Name:
Position title:
Health Unit:
Brief description of current work:
OSPAPPH Position Sought:
Brief explanation of why they are seeking the position:

Please note that all successful applicants are asked, if possible, to attend the annual OSPAPPH Executive Face-to-Face meeting being held on May 3rd and 4th at Region of Peel Public Health. Meals and accommodation expenses will be covered by OSPAPPH.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jason Weppler, OSPAPPH co-chair, by email j.weppler@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca or at 519-376-9420 ext. 1408. For more information about OSPAPPH, our Strategic Plan, and our Terms of Reference, please visit our website at www.ospapph.ca or email us at info@ospapph.ca

On behalf of the current OSPAPPH Executive, thank you for your attention and interest in this exciting and rewarding opportunity!

Sincerely,
The OSPAPPH Executive