Our Structure

The Alcohol Policy Network (APN) is a support for a network of over 600 individuals and organizations across Ontario concerned about the impact of alcohol on our friends, families and communities. APOLNET is the web-based tool used to collect and disseminate a broad and comprehensive list of resources to those working or interested in the field of alcohol policy. As of April 1, 2012, APN will be transitioned from the Ontario Public Health Association, to Public Health Ontario.

The Alcohol Policy Network (APN) is a program of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA). OPHA is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization based in Toronto, Canada that has represented the interests of people active in public and community health across the province of Ontario since 1949. OPHA is governed by an elected Board of Directors and funded through membership fees, donations and grants from various levels of government. OPHA, a registered charity, represents the interests of some 3,000 individuals active in public and community health throughout Ontario.

As a network, APN’s purpose is to promote informed debate and build consensus, not to champion a particular viewpoint. Our members, be they individuals or organizations, are free to adopt independent public policy positions.