Prevention Policies Directory

Access current Canadian policies. Learn from other jurisdictions. Inform change.

We've listed 35 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Halifax – Baker Drive Park Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Trail, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax – Integrated Mobility Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food prices, Food security, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Streetscaping, Active transportation, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014

Halifax – Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycle helmet, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Halifax Urban Forestry Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Halifax Bylaw O-109 – Respecting Open Air Burning

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

This bylaw prohibits the open burning of rubber tires, plastic, and petroleum products.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Halifax

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2009

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Sackville Drive

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2002

Halifax Bylaw W-101 – Wastewater Discharge Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2001

This bylaw regulates what can be discharged into the stormwater system. It prohibits: hazardous waste chemicals, fuel, PCBs, pesticides, and radioactive waste. It sets concentration limits for the following substances: arsenic, benzene, ethylbenzene, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chromium, lead, and trichloroethylene.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2000

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

Halifax Bylaw P-800 – Pesticide Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2000

This bylaw prohibits the application and use of pesticides for maintenance of outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants, and turf on part of a property used for residential purposes or on municipality’s property.

Halifax Bylaw P-600 – Respecting Municipal Parks

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the protection of municipal parks, trails, gardens, playgrounds, sports fields, and beaches.

Halifax Bylaw S-600 – Solid Waste Resource Collection and Disposal Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the collection of solid waste in Halifax. It also designates waste characterized as hazardous by any provincial or federal law, as well as radioactive materials, as 'non-collectible waste'.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Musquodoboit Valley & Dutch Settlement

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw for Eastern Shore (East)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Shore (West)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 5 (Chebucto Peninsula)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 4 (Prospect)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning Districts 1 and 3 (St. Margarets Bay)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Bylaw – Sackville Land Use Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Cole Harbour/Westphal

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1993

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Timberlea/ Lakeside/ Beechville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Passage/ Cow Bay

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Lawrencetown

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning Districts 14/17 (Shubenacadie Lakes)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1989

Halifax Mainland Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1978

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1978