About Us

Algoma Public Health

About Us

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Public Health

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 150 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 34 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


The land on which we are gathered is in the traditional territories of the Anishinabek, Ililiwak [Cree], and Wiisaakoodewiwiniwok [Métis Nation].


Algoma Public Health delivers services and programs within some of the Robinson-Huron Treaty, Robinson-Superior Treaty, and Treaty 9 territories, specifically within the traditional territories of the Michipicoten, Missanabie-Cree, Batchewana, Garden River, Thessalon, Mississauga, Serpent River, and Sagamok First Nations. 


Algoma Public Health also delivers services and programs within the traditional territory of the Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community, represented by the Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council and the North Channel Métis Council as part of the Métis Nation of Ontario.


We say miigwech to thank Indigenous Peoples for continuing to take 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 commit to the shared goal of Truth and Reconciliation.



Health for all. Together.


We promote and protect community health and advance health equity in Algoma.


  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Accountability & Transparency
  • Collaboration