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Source Protection Committee Member: Fred Ruf

Fred’s career in Public Health spans more than 35 years during which he managed environmental health programs for the City of Toronto and implemented and managed Toronto's AIDS Prevention and Drug Prevention programs including a Needle Exchange. He exited public service at the municipal level as Director of Environmental Health for the former City of North York, started Outsourcing Services Inc. a public health/environmental health consulting company. In 2000 he joined the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a consultant under contract.

At the Ministry he served as Senior Policy Analyst and worked on such files as the Walkerton outbreak, Food Safety and Safe Water Programs, West Nile Virus, Pandemic Influenza. He was appointed as Acting Head of a unit that included Environmental Health and Toxicology, Food Safety and Safe Water. In March 2007 he exited the Ministry and returned to Outsourcing Services Inc.

Fred received his public health inspection/environmental health training at Ryerson Polytechnic University and completed a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies at York University. In 2004, Fred received the Distinguished Service Award that was awarded by the (Ontario) Association of Local Public Health Agencies.

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