Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 44 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Whitehorse Bylaw 2018-05 – Waste Management Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Occupational health and safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Whitehorse Bylaw 2015-19 – Vehicle for Hire Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Transit
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Whitehorse Bylaw 2011-03 – Maintenance Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Whitehorse Bylaw 92-15 – Parks and Recreation Area Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
This bylaw governs the prohibited and permissible activities within parks, playgrounds, trails and greenbelts in the City of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Snow and Ice Control Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
This policy describes the manner in which snow and ice control will be carried out, including the removal of snow and ice from pedestrian sidewalks and trails to provide adequate mobility.

Whitehorse Parks Maintenance Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
This policy describes which municipal parks in the City of Whitehorse are to be maintained and the level of service standard as designated by City Council.

Whitehorse Bylaw 2015-24 – Joint Use Agreement

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
The purpose of this Joint Use Agreement is to provide a framework by which school buildings and grounds controlled by the Yukon and selected public facilities controlled by the City can be used by the community for recreation, sport, and other purposes.

Whitehorse – Whitehorse Sustainability Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Food provision, Food retail, Local food, Nutrition, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

Whitehorse Bylaw 2014-17 – to amend Zoning Bylaw 2012-20

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Whitehorse Hillcrest Neighbourhood Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Food retail, Intermodal transportation, Nutrition, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Whitehorse Range Road North Neighbourhood Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Whitehorse Regional Parks Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
The Whitehorse Regional Parks Plan is a 10-year plan that guides future planning and management activities for Whitehorse's five Regional Parks. The Regional Parks Plan strives to protect the natural environment and support public health, wellness and recreation.

Whitehorse Transportation Demand Management Plan

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

This plan supports active transportation as a means to improve population health through physical activity and improved air quality.

Whitehorse Bylaw 2013-34 – Traffic Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Road safety
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Whitehorse Bylaw 2013-57 – Water Utility Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This bylaw regulates the distribution of potable water to the public and aims to minimize risks associated with cross contamination.

Whitehorse Bylaw 2013-35 – Bicycle Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycle helmet
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Whitehorse Bylaw 2012-20 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Park, Parking management
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012

The purpose of this bylaw is to provide for orderly, economic, beneficial, and environmentally sensitive development in the City of Whitehorse and regulate approved land uses, including, but not limited to, the size and location of drinking establishments, bicycle parking, child care centres, community and recreation centres and parks. 

Whitehorse Downtown South Master Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Streetscaping, Traffic calming
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Whitehorse Downtown Parking Management Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Whitehorse Purchasing and Sales Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Sponsorship, Tobacco, Tobacco sponsorship
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Whitehorse Lease, Encroachment and Property Use Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011
This policy addresses the use of City-owned property not required for operational purposes. It allows for municipal land to be used for charitable purposes by recreational or athletic programs that are beneficial to a Yukon community.

Whitehorse Recreation Grant Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011
This policy offers grants to community groups and organizations for recreational purposes to build a healthy community. Grants can be used for program assistance, equipment procurement, recreation leadership development, and operation and maintenance of facilities.

Whitehorse – Council Policy: Transportation Maintenance

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Whitehorse Canada Games Centre & Indoor Facilities Operations Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011
This policy outlines the operational philosophies and principles for the Canada Games Centre and indoor facilities which states that the City believes publicly supported recreation is a legitimate public service.

Whitehorse Official Community Plan 2010

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Community gardens, Food retail, Nutrition, Zoning
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2010

Whitehorse Indoor Facility Sponsorship Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Sponsorship, Tobacco, Tobacco sponsorship
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

Whitehorse 2007 Trail Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Intermodal transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Trail
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 2007

Whitehorse Downtown Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping
Year last amended: 2007
Year of adoption: 2006

Whitehorse Sport Tourism Subsidy Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2004
This policy clarifies the type and amount of municipal support available to organizing committees of major sporting events with the aim of encouraging sport governing bodies to stage events in Whitehorse. This in turn is expected to promote health and fitness throughout the community by attracting audiences to sporting events.

Whitehorse Arena Schedule Development Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2003
This policy sets out the methodology for the development of user schedules in municipal owned and operated arenas with an aim of providing fair, objective and transparent allocation of ice to user groups.

Whitehorse Official Community Plan 2002

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2007
Year of adoption: 2002

Whitehorse Bylaw 2000-01 – Emergency Services Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

This bylaw provides for the prevention of fires. It prohibits the burning of oil, plastic, vinyl, fertilizers, petroleum products, and creosote.

Whitehorse Bylaw 99-02 – Sewer and Water Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw provides for the supply and use of water, and the collection and discharge of sewage. The following substances are listed as restricted, and are not to be released into the sewerage system above levels indicated in the bylaw: arsenic, benzene, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, cobalt, lead, nickel, and PCBs.

Whitehorse Public Drinking Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1999

This policy provides the framework for approving applications for beer gardens, special occasions and receptions in City owned public facilities where liquor will be served.

Whitehorse Riverfront Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1998

Whitehorse Tree Removal Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1997

Whitehorse Uses of Rotary Peace Park Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1995
This policy outlines permitted uses of Rotary Park Place in the City of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Bylaw 95-56 – Personal Services Bylaw

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1995
This bylaw regulates the provision of personal services (e.g., acupuncture, massage, tanning, and tattooing). It prohibits children under the age of 12 from using a tanning facility without consent from their parent/guardian. There are a variety of other requirements for tanning salons. Tattooing regulations included in the bylaw are aimed at preventing contamination.

Whitehorse Official Community Plan 1994

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1994

Whitehorse Playgrounds Standards Policy

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1994
This policy provides standards for the upgrading of existing playgrounds and the construction of new playgrounds, including site selection.

Whitehorse Official Community Plan 1987

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1987