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At the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, we are committed to the health of the communities we serve. With our staff working in and out of our offices in North Bay, Parry Sound, and Burk's Falls, we are proud to service over 120,000 residents within an area consisting of most of the Nipissing district and all of the Parry Sound district. If you are a dynamic and progressive professional looking for an exciting career, we encourage you to join us. We are your lifetime partner in healthy living.

 North Bay

The City of North Bay anchors the northern part of the district and is home to our Health Unit's main office. North Bay is known as the Gateway to the North and is located about three and a half hours north of Toronto and three and a half hours west of Ottawa. For more information about the City of North Bay, please visit their website.

 Parry Sound

A branch office of the Health Unit is located in the south-western part of the district, in the Town of Parry Sound. This area is world renowned as the jewel of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. Located approximately two hours north of Toronto, Parry Sound is a commercial hub, serving a year-round population of 18,000 and a seasonal population of 60,000 plus. Parry Sound is rich in arts, culture and heritage and also the home town of hockey legend, Bobby Orr.

 Burk's Falls

The Village of Burk's Falls is home to another of the Health Unit's branch offices. With great hiking trails, cycling routes, beaches and parks, Burk's Falls is a picturesque getaway nestled in the Almaguin Highlands.

Who We Are

 Mandate

As one of 36 public health units across Ontario, we are required to provide programs and services as outlined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services are established in the Ontario Public Health Standards, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevent, and health protection.

 Public Health

A Public Health Unit is an official health agency established by a group of urban and rural municipalities to provide a more efficient community health program, carried out by full-time, specially qualified staff.

There are 36 public health units in Ontario. Health units administer health promotion and disease prevention programs to inform the public about healthy life-styles, communicable disease control including education in STDs/AIDS, immunization, food premises inspection, healthy growth and development including parenting education, health education for all age groups and selected screening services.

Each health unit is governed by a board of health, which is an autonomous corporation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and is administered by the medical officer of health who reports to the local board of health. The board is largely made up of elected representatives from the local municipal councils. The ministry cost-shares the expenses with the municipalities. (Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, www.health.gov.on.ca)

 Mission, Vision and Values
 Mission, Vision, Values

What We Do

  • Promote healthy lifestyles including nutrition, active living, reproductive, sexual and dental health, and child development.
  • Prevent tobacco use, substance and alcohol misuse, and injuries. Prevent diseases through genetics counselling and clinical services for immunization, dental, and sexual health.
  • Protect our communities from infectious diseases and environmental hazards in food, water, air, and soil.
  • Prepare for, respond to and support recovery from major emergencies.

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North Bay
Parry Sound
Burk's Falls

681 Commercial Street 705.474.1400
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

70 Joseph Street Unit #302 705.746.5801
8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

17 Copeland Street 1.800.563.2808
By Appointment Only