About Us


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

Click here to download the Capacity Building FrameworkThis 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 components.

Read the Capacity Building Framework.

Our Mission

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).

Our Mandate

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:

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