Supporting program planning and implementation in tobacco control
The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), a
resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy
, is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to health professionals working in tobacco control in Ontario. PTCC works closely with Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs) and Ontario public health units.
PTCC's Capacity Building Framework
This publication provides a conceptual map of the PTCC to assist the
reader in understanding the program's mission, philosophy and theories
that guide programming, as well as a description of PTCC's program
Read the Capacity Building Framework.
The Program Training and Consultation Centre increases the capacity of organizations and providers to deliver effective, comprehensive, tobacco use* reduction interventions in Ontario.
(*“Tobacco use” refers to the use of commercial tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and snus).
PTCC builds capacity in tobacco control at the local level through
training workshops and webinars,
media analysis and referral services,
toll-free telephone, email and on-site consultations,
training resources on tobacco program issues, and
province-wide Communities of Practice and dissemination of practice-based evidence.
Groups to whom we provide services include, but are not limited to:
Ontario public health units and Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs)
Local tobacco-free coalition members
Community health centre staff
Voluntary organizations staff/volunteers
Health care providers
The Program Training and Consultation Centre is a resource centre funded by: