Prevention Policies Directory

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

We've listed 141 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 21 – Smoke Free Places Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

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

Fees Regulations, NS Reg 176/2015

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2015

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

Health Authorities Act, SNS 2014, c 32

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2014
This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improving the health of residents of the district.

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

Snow Sport Helmet Regulations, NS Reg 206/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This regulation requires that all skiers and snowboarders wear a properly fitted and securely fastened helmet that meets standards. It also provides requirements for the posting of signage to this effect.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 13 – Solid Waste Management Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This bylaw designates household hazardous waste as non-collectible. Household hazardous waste includes: insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, paint, gasoline, used motor oil, etc.

Traffic Signs Regulations, NS Reg 165/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012

Tanning Facilities Regulations, NS Reg 195/2011

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

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.

Tanning Beds Act, SNS 2010, c 44

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2010

Day Care Regulations, NS Reg 193/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Protective clothing, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Breast-feeding, Drinking water, Healthy food marketing, Menu labelling, Food labelling, Food promotion, Food provision, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This bylaw includes zoning for recreation/open Space zones, which allow for the development of athletic facilities, parks, playgrounds, and trail systems.

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

Underground Mining Regulations, NS Reg 296/2008

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Welding, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2008