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Algoma Public Health

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Algoma Public Health (APH) is a public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice.

APH has a main office in Sault Ste. Marie and three offices in the Algoma district: Blind River, Elliot Lake and Wawa. Learn more about Algoma Public Health's organizational structure.

We have 200 employees who deliver provincially legislated public health services and community programs. We are governed by an autonomous Board of Health and have strong community partnerships throughout the Algoma district.


Our Code of Conduct ensures that we, as members of Algoma Public Health, work in a safe, courteous and friendly environment and that we nurture a culture of integrity and respect. 

APH is one of 35 non-profit public health agencies funded by local and provincial governments.

We work with individuals, families and community partners to promote and protect health and to prevent disease


Land Acknowledgement


Algoma Public Health is located within the traditional territories of the Anishnaabeg, specifically the Michipicoten, Missanabie-Cree, Batchewana, Garden River, Thessalon, Mississauga, Sagamok, and Serpent River First Nations, as well as the Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community, including the Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council and the North Channel Métis Council.


Algoma Public Health delivers public health services and community programs within the Robinson-Huron Treaty, Robinson-Superior Treaty, and Treaty 9 territories.


We say miigwech to thank Indigenous peoples for taking care of this land from time immemorial. We are all called to treat this sacred land, its plants, animals, stories and its Peoples with honour and respect. 


We are committed to the shared goal of Reconciliation.



Together with our communities, Algoma Public Health is a leader in promoting and protecting health and well-being.


Together, we create and sustain healthy communities.


  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Accountability & Transparency
  • Collaboration