OTTAWA –Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has launched a public consultation asking residents, businesses and sports groups to ‘have their say’ on marketing of unhealthy food and beverage to children and youth in our community.

The results of the consultation will help OPH better understand what Ottawa residents think about marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and youth in Ottawa and will be used to guide future public health work in this area.

A bilingual survey is now available online until August 14, 2017. In addition to the survey, residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in a Facebook Live chat on Wednesday June 21, 2017. The live chat will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a special noon hour presentation with guest speaker Mr. Manuel Arango, Director of Health Policy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

OPH invites all Ottawa business and industry organizations, and sports and child-focused groups to contact OPH should they wish to participate in a focus group on marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children and youth. Interested parties can do so by emailing

Other opportunities to provide feedback on this public consultation include calling the OPH Information Line at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656), written submission via email to, regular mail, and via our social media networks Facebook and Twitter.

For additional information, please visit or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.