Prevention Policies Directory

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

We've listed 39 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Victoria Bylaw 18-072 – Zoning Bylaw 2018

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Victoria – Liquor Licencing Policy

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Centennial Park Masterplan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Streetscaping, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Victoria Community Garden Policy

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Community gardens, Zoning, Food retail, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Victoria Bylaw 04-119 – Reserve Fund Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
This bylaw establishes several reserve funds, including the 'Parks and Greenways Acquisition Reserve Fund' to acquire land, or make improvements, for parks and greenways.

Victoria Bylaw 14-071 – Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Utilities Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2014
This bylaw prohibits the discharge of prohibited waste to Municipal Stormwater Systems and Watercourses. Prohibited waste includes miscellaneous wastes that may constitute as a health or safety hazard to an individual or can cause pollution in any Municipal Stormwater System, watercourse (stores drinking water) or stormwater management facility, PCB's, pesticides and radioactive waste.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 3962 – Clean Air Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014

Victoria Urban Forest Master Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Victoria Pioneer Square Management Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This plan aims to preserve and enhance the historical value of the Pioneer Square cemetery while also maintaining it as a park space that suits the needs of the surrounding community.

Victoria – Official Community Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Community gardens, Farmers' markets, Local food, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2012

This policy commits to mitigating outdoor air pollution.

Victoria Bylaw 12-086 – Solid Waste Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2012
This bylaw states that the City of Victoria is not responsible for collecting prohibited waste, including petroleum products and radioactive substances.

Capital Regional District Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Victoria’s Cecelia Ravine Park Management Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Community gardens, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Victoria’s Summit Park Management Plan

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011
This management plan is a community-based project committed to identifying future improvements for the successful development and protection of Summit Park. It includes principles to guide improvements to the parks trail system.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 3682 – Parks Regulation

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

Capital Regional District Bylaw 3533 – Idling Control Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This bylaw is aimed at promoting clean air by not permitting the idling of a vehicle for more than three consecutive minutes.

Victoria Bylaw 09-079 – Streets and Traffic Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycle helmet, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2009

Victoria Bylaw 07-094 – Pesticide Use Reduction Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008
This bylaw prohibits the use of pesticides on public land or private land, for the purpose of maintaining outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, or other ornamental plants and turf, if the application or use is a non-essential use.

Victoria Bylaw 07-059 – Parks Regulation Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Trail, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2007

Victoria Bylaw 07-049 – Fuel Equipment and Storage Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 2007
The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate the installation, use, and storage of fuel equipment (including oil burning equipment) and provide an interim spot checking function for the health, safety, and protection of people and property.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 3304 – Tattoo Regulation

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006
This bylaw requires that anyone operating a tattoo premises must adhere to the procedures in Schedule A. Procedures include the use of disposable equipment, appropriate sterilization of equipment, and other practices of disinfection.

Victoria Bylaw 05-106 – Tree Preservation Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2005
The purpose of this bylaw is to provide for the protection and preservation of trees.

Victoria Bylaw 04-67 – Plumbing Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2004
Schedule E of this bylaw places regulations on discharging substances into sanitary sewers. It prohibits: asphalt, creosote, benzene, naphtha, herbicides, pesticides, and radioactive material.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 3027 – Comprehensive Community Plan for Willis Point Bylaw No. 1, 2002

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2003
This bylaw outlines the constituents of the Comprehensive Community Plan for Willis point that will inform the development of an Official Community Plan for Willis Point, included in Schedule A of this bylaw, and the Land Use Zoning Bylaw for Willis Point, in Schedule B. Commitments to greenhouse gas reduction, environmental protection (including the prevention of water pollution), the provision of parklands for sport, recreation and leisure, and public education are noted.

Victoria Bylaw 01-154 – Storm Water Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2002
This bylaw prohibits anyone from discharging certain identified wastes into storm drains or watercourses. Prohibited wastes include: air contaminant waste (causing air pollution), PCBs, pesticides, and radioactive waste.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 2922 – Sewer Use Bylaw

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2001
This bylaw regulates the substances that are prohibited from being discharged directly or indirectly to a sewer connected to a sewage facility.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 2827 – Septage Disposal

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000
This bylaw regulates the process of collection and disposal, as well as the facilities charged with the task, of septage. It requires that the waste does not include certain substances (arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, nickel, petroleum) beyond certain concentrations.

Capital Regional District Bylaw 980 – Malahat Land Use Bylaw, 1981

Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1981
This bylaw regulates the development and use of land within Malahat, with a consideration of the promotion of health, safety, convenience, and welfare of the public. The bylaw includes sections that outline restrictions on the placements of building and structures that pertain to industrial uses such as sawmills, planer mills, fertilizer plants, forging, asphalt plants, oil refineries, bulk oil plants, and gas stations.