APHEO Annual Report 2018: Moving Forward Together
Published on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019

Hello APHEO,

On behalf of the 2018 and 2019 Executive committee, I am very privileged and pleased to present to you APHEO's 2018 annual report. We invite you to review APHEO’s many accomplishments summarized in the report, that showcase our strength as an association and our collective effort to advance and promote the discipline and professional practice of public health epidemiology in Ontario. The report is posted on APHEO’s website in the annual reports section under documents page.


Have a great summer everyone!


Vidya Sunil

Epidemiologist, Past President APHEO


2018 APHEO Conference and workshop - presentation slides now available
Published on Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

The presentation slides from the 2018 APHEO Conference and Workshop have been posted to the conference webpage. Thank you to all who participated in and attended this year's conference!

Your APHEO 2018 Conference Planning Committee,

Mackenzie Slifierz, Lydia Cheng, Tim Chisamore, Jessica Deming, Stanley Ing, Po-Po Lam, James Macintosh, Kelsie Near, Saamir Pasha

2019 APHEO Executive Committee
Published on Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

In follow up to the Annual General Meeting announcement, we are pleased to reveal the 2019 Executive Committee: 




Health unit


Stanley Ing

Chatham-Kent Public Health

Vice President 

Jessica Deming

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services


Lydia Cheng

Peel Public Health


Ainslie Butler

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

alPHa rep

Emma Tucker

Halton Region Public Health

OPHA rep

Suzanne De Haney

Eastern Ontario Health Unit


Jordan Robson

Algoma Public Health

Past President       

Vidya Sunil

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District  Health Unit

Thanks to all that participated in the nomination process and a special thanks to Alanna Leffley and John Barbaro for their contributions as members of the nomination committee. 

APHEO's new Strategic Plan
Published on Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Check out APHEO's new Strategic plan now available in the strategic plans section:

The development of the strategic plan involved a review of the past strategic plan and utilized the results from the pre-strategic planning survey. The strategic plan also took into consideration the current public health landscape and the proposed provincial initiatives in relation to health system transformation in Ontario.


2018 APHEO Executive Committee
Published on Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Thanks to the 2017 APHEO Executive for their excellent work over the past year.
The 2018 Executive Committee are:

 President  Vidya Sunil, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
 Vice-President  Jessica Deming, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
 Secretary  Erica Clark, Huron County Health Unit
 Treasurer  Stanley Ing, >Chatham-Kent Health Unit
 alPHa Representative  Emma Tucker, Halton Region Health Department
 OPHA Representative  Suzanne De Haney, Eastern Ontario Health Unit
 Member at Large Lydia Cheng, City of Hamilton Public Health Services
 Past President  James Macintosh, City of Hamilton Public Health Services


2017 APHEO Conference: Presentations Available
Published on Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Presentations from the 2017 APHEO Conference are now available online to members on the conference page

Thanks to all who joined us in Guelph for another great APHEO event!

James Macintosh, Lydia Cheng, Jessica Deming, Jasmin Lau, Brenda Lee, Elaina Macintyre, Stanley Ing, Laura Zettler, Caitlyn Paget


Core Indicators Strategic Plan
Published on Monday, 5 June, 2017

The Core Indicators Project Strategic Plan is now available.  

This plan is the result of extensive work understanding the Core Indicators project and it's contribution to Ontario's public health system.  Since the project's inception in 1998, the Core Indicators has been a respected authority of standardized population health assessment indicators.  This most recent strategic plan sets ambitious goals to further the value of the Core Indicators for public health epidemiology in Ontario.  
As an epidemiologist in a local public health unit, the Core Indicators are the first place I look when starting a new project.  So I would just like to take a moment to say thank-you to all the volunteers who created this resource over the years.  And also to acknowledge the Core Indicators Work Group (& additional contributors) who put together the 2017-2019 strategic plan.  
Your work is invaluable. 
Core Indicators Work Group Chair

2017 APHEO Executive Committee
Published on Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

Thanks to the 2016 APHEO Executive for their hard work over the past year.
The 2017 Executive Committee are:

 President  James MacintoshNiagara Region
 Vice-President  Vidya SunilHaliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
 Secretary  Erica Clark, Huron County Health Unit
 Treasurer  Stanley Ing, Chatham-Kent Health Unit
 alPHa Representative  Emma TuckerHalton Region Health Department
 Member at Large  Deanna White, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
 OPHA Representative  Jasantha NaidooDurham Region Health Department


New Membership Fees
Published on Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Dating as far back as 2006, APHEO's annual membership fees has remained the same.  Starting October 6, 2016 annual fees for APHEO memberships will  change from $50 to $80 for full memberships, from $25 to $50 for affiliate memberships and the annual student membership fee will remain at $25. As current members, the new prices will take effect upon your next renewal (on or before March 31st 2017).

In comparison to other similar Public Health organizations, APHEO's new annual membership fees remain very low.   This increase will maintain and enhance APHEO's ongoing efforts in providing members with support, resources and engagement for good value.  Specifically, this small increase will be used for (but not limited to): teleconference support, website maintenance and enhancements, and engagement events.  We would like to highlight some of the benefits of being an APHEO member for your use in the justification of APHEO’s annual fee.

At the individual level:

o   Interact with experts in the field of public health epidemiology in Ontario through our various forums/listservs, work groups, key events, and conferences

o   Become involved and influence the direction of public health epidemiology practice, through working groups on core indicators, analysis strategies, data sources, and strategic directions

o   Participate in professional development opportunities and assist in building capacity for knowledge exchange in Ontario

o   Receive and disseminate notifications of job postings

o   Attend and participate in APHEO’s engaging conferences and workshops at a discounted rate

o   Access to teleconference lines for APHEO-related work

At the organization level:

o   Benefit from comparability of health status measures through standardization of methods

o   Maintain best practices and current techniques in the field of public health epidemiology

o   Support a health-status evidence base at the local and provincial level

o   Enable your staff to gain connections with and contribute to  external boards, such as Public Health Ontario (PHO), the association of local Public Health agencies (alPHa), the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), representing the public health epidemiological perspective

o   Access to free job-postings for a vast and comprehensive membership list reaching all of Ontario and nationally

The release of this announcement is to provide enough time and consideration for upcoming budgetary planning.  We ask that you take this information into consideration and share with those you deem appropriate.  I thank you for your continued support of APHEO and I look forward to continuing our efforts in advancing and promoting the practice of epidemiology in Ontario Public Health Units.