Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 48 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Iqaluit Bylaw 863 – Public Cannabis Consumption, Tobacco Use, and Vaping Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Transit, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Iqaluit Bylaw 816 – Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

This bylaw amends the City of Iqaluit Zoning bylaw to permit eating or drinking establishments on "open area" zones. 

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Nu Reg 003-2016

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Protective clothing, Welding, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Iqaluit Bylaw 358 – Public Transit Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Transit, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Donation of Food Act, SNu 2013, c 8

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food prices, Food security, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Iqaluit Bylaw 732 – Exemption from Taxation Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This bylaw exempts properties, listed in Schedule A, from paying property taxes, including a fitness society.

Iqaluit Bylaw 699 – Exemption from Taxation Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010
This bylaw exempts properties, listed in the attached Schedule, from property taxes and includes a fitness society.

Iqaluit Bylaw 704 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

This bylaw defines permitted uses for various zones within the City of Iqaluit including, but not limited to, recreation facilities, drinking establishments, parks and water treatment. 

Arviat Community Plan

Location: Arviat, Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010
This plan is responsible for guiding physical development until 2030. It designates Open Space zones for parks and walking trails and requires that playgrounds be located within a 300 metre walking distance from any residence in the community.

Arviat Bylaw 207 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Arviat, Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010
This bylaw designates different zones for building purposes including a Community Use zone that allows for recreational facilities and an Open Space zone that allows for park space.

Midwifery Profession Practice Regulations, Nu Reg 028-2009

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2009
This regulation permits a registered midwife to order, collect samples for, or interpret pap smears and hepatitis antibodies and administer vaccinations for women of reproductive age and infants.

Inuit Language Protection Act, SNu 2008, c 17

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

This Act requires that an organization shall communicate with the public in the Inuit Language when delivering health services.

Tobacco Control Regulations, Nu Reg 011-2007

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2007

Iqaluit Bylaw 590 – Taxi Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2004

Tobacco Control Act, SNu 2003, c 13

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Water pipe, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2003

REPEALED Iqaluit Bylaw 570 – Smoking Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Multi-unit dwelling, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2003

Iqaluit Bylaw 526 – Council Procedures Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

Meat Inspection Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 190-96

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1999

Hospital Standards Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c T-6

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1999

This regulation requires that hospitals shall provide suitable protection against x-ray and other types of ionizing radiation in a manner and to a degree satisfactory to the Board.

Liquor Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c L-34

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1999

Mine Health and Safety Act, SNWT (Nu) 1994, c 25

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 1995
This Act covers Health and Safety measures that must be taken in order to protect workers and other persons at the mine from health hazards.

Mine Health And Safety Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 125-95

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Welding, Occupational health and safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1995

REPEALED Asbestos Safety Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 016-92

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1992
This regulation includes safety measures for handling of asbestos materials in the workplace.

REPEALED Silica Sandblasting Safety Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 015-92

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1992
This regulation outlines safety measures and procedures for silica sandblasting which include, proper ventilation and filtration to remove silica flour from the air to reduce worker exposure, and provide necessary protective equipment, should workers be exposed.

REPEALED General Safety Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c S-1

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Protective clothing, Welding, Occupational health and safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990

Public Water Supply Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-23

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1990

This regulation states that substances which may have deleterious physiological effect, or for which physiological effects are not known, shall not be introduced onto the system in a manner which would permit them to reach the consumer. Chemical substances under control are listed. This regulation states that the effects of human radiation exposure are viewed as harmful and any unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation should be avoided.

Child Day Care Standards Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c C-3

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Protective clothing, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Drinking water, Nutritional standards, Traditional foods, Food provision, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1990

Pesticide Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-2

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1990

This regulation provides the framework for the licensing, storage, control, and disposal of pesticides.

Barber Shops and Beauty Salons Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-11

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1990
This regulation, concerning the operation of barbershops and beauty parlours, requires razors, tweezers and scissors to be subjected to bactericidal treatment after use on a customer.

Public Colleges Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c A-7

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1988

Under the Act, the Minister of Education is responsible for post-secondary education. The Act provides the Minister with the authority to establish a board of governors for the college. The board is responsible for recommending priorities for programs and courses and college admission requirements to the Minister, and may allocate resources for recreational, athletic or sports programs at the college.

Planning Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c P-7

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1988

Hamlets Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c H-1

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 1988

The Hamlets Act provides municipalities with the power to create bylaws governing roads and highways (including those designating sidewalks, curbs, medians, and work on municipal roads etc.), sewage management, the manufacture and use of chemicals, the construction and operation of incinerators, to exercise public health powers (including regulation of smoking in public places), recreation programs, services, and facilities, public transit systems, air pollution, and business licenses. 

Safety Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c S-1

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act establishes the framework and rules for the protection of health and safety in NWT and Nunavut, including Asbestos Safety Regulations.

Public Health Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c P-12

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 1988

The Act provides a comprehensive framework for the protection and promotion of public health in Nunavut. It allows the Commissioner to make regulations including (but not limited to) those respecting the control and prevention of communicable diseases, including vaccination, the use of noxious materials including fertilizers, sprays or preservatives dangerous to the public health, the protection of the health of persons from occupational exposures, and water and air pollution.

Liquor Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c L-9

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

Environmental Protection Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c E-7

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act provides the framework for controlling the discharge of pollutants.

Pesticide Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c P-4

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1988
This Act governs the possession, application, storage and disposal of pesticides in Nunavut.