Since its inception in 1991, the Association of Public Health Epidemiologists of Ontario (APHEO) has supported excellence in professional practice and promoted the integration of epidemiology within public health decision making in Ontario.


To advance and promote the discipline and professional practice of epidemiology in Ontario Public Health Units


The excellent leadership and professional expertise of APHEO advances Public Health in Ontario


APHEO's mission is achieved and maintained by a highly skilled, committed and diverse membership of almost 100 full and 200 affiliate members working in public health epidemiology across the province and nationally. In the past 25 years, APHEO has become a well-known and respected leader in public health, particularly through initiatives such as the Core Indicators project, our engaging listserv/forum discussions and knowledge sharing, annual conferences and workshops, and our data advocacy.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

APHEO's 2016-2019 Strategic Plan has six areas of focus:

  • Shaping system-level change for public health
  • Data advocacy
  • Partnership development and enhancement
  • Knowledge exchange and professional development
  • Facilitating network opportunities
  • Improving and strengthening governance