Prevention Policies Directory

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

We've listed 28 policies under your selection of "Risk factor". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Occupational Health and Safety Act, SA 2017, c O-2.1

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

This Act requires that every employer shall ensure, as far as it is reasonably practicable for the employer to do so, the health and safety of workers engaged in the work of that employer and workers not engaged in work, but present on the work site.

Montréal – Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020 Plan

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Healthy food marketing, Local food, Sales of unhealthy foods, Food promotion, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Youth Assistance Act, SNB 2014, c 137

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: General, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

This Act allows the Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities, in accordance with the regulations, to provide financial assistance to an amateur sport body or a recreation body to aid and encourage the establishment or development of amateur sport and recreation in the Province.

Borough of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montréal) – Local sustainable development plan 2012-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012

Beaconsfiel Borough (Montréal) – 2010-2015 Sustainable Development Plan

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Local food, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012

Anjou borough (Montréal) – Local sustainable development plan 2012-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012

Kirkland borough (Montréal) – Local sustainable development plan 2012-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Drinking water, Food provision, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Borough of Saint-Laurent (Montréal) – Local sustainable development plan 2011-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Local food, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Lachine Borough (Montréal) – Sustainable development – Lachine Action Plan 2011-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Borough (Montréal) – Towards a 2012-2020 sustainable development plan

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Healthy food marketing, Local food, Food promotion, Food provision, Food retail, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

The Northern Municipalities Act, 2010, SS 2010, c N-5.2

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Parking management, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

Biodiesel Fund Grant Regulation, Man Reg 91/2010

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010
This regulation outlines eligibility and application information for the biodiesel grant program that facilitates the production of biodiesel fuel that is more environmentally conscious than traditional fuel.

Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève Borough (Montreal) – Local Sustainable Development Plan 2010-2015

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Community gardens, Drinking water, Food provision, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

Information Sharing Regulation, Man Reg 30/2009

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This regulation allows a director, medical officer, public health inspector or public health nurse to disclose information to persons listed in section 2(2) of this regulation to prevent, lessen or deal with threats to health.

Dangerous Goods Handling and Transportation Act, CCSM c D12

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2007
This Act states that" no person shall: (a) accept for transport hazardous wastes generated in Manitoba; or (b) transport hazardous wastes into Manitoba for storage, treatment or disposal; unless that person or that person's employer is in possession of a valid and subsisting licence issued by the director, or by any other person authorized to issue a licence in the province wherein the transporter is based." This Act also includes clauses that control the handling of hazardous wastes and grants environmental officers and inspectors special powers to prevent harm to human and environmental health.

The Municipalities Act, SS 2005, c M-36.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing, Active transportation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2006

Natural Health Products Regulations, SOR/2003-196

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Tobacco products, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2003

The Sustainable Development Act, CCSM c S270

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1997

This Act establishes The Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development to promote sustainable development in Manitoba and provide advice and recommendations to government. One of the main goals of the round table was to develop The Sustainable Development Strategy, which set out strategic plans for achieving sustainability in specific economic, environmental, resource, human health and social policy sectors.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, CCSM c F175

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1997
This Act states that the "head of a public body shall refuse to disclose personal information to an applicant if the disclosure would be an unreasonable invasion of a third party's privacy" unless the disclosure is for the interest of the public. For example, to promote public health and safety or environmental protection.

Health Special Account Act, RSBC 1996, c 185

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1996
This Act designates that half of the revenue fund generated by income of the lottery corporation will be put into the Health Special Account every fiscal year. On the written authorization of the minister, money may be paid out of the Health Special Account for the administration, operation and delivery of health care, health research, health promotion and health education services.

REPEALED Cancer Programs Regulation, Alta Reg 242/1998

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1992
This repealed regulation established the Cancer Registry. Later legislation refers to the information in the Cancer Registry as being used for prevention purposes (Cancer Registry Regulation, Alta Reg 71/2009).

REPEALED Waste Disposal Grounds Regulation, Man Reg 150/91

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1991
This regulation governs the construction and operation of waste disposal grounds in the province of Manitoba. The proposal for the site must undergo an environmental assessment and the site may be refused if the environmental impact is unacceptable.

An Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services, CQLR c S-4.2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents
Policy intervention: Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Minor consent, Infectious Agents
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1991

This Act establishes the health services and social services plan which aims to maintain and improve the physical, mental and social capacity of persons to act in their community and to carry out the roles they intend to assume in a manner which is acceptable to themselves and to the groups to which they belong. The protection of public health is noted as the main focus of the plan.

REPEALED Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act, RSPEI 1988, c C-4.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Municipal Government Act, RSPEI 1988, c M-12.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED Workplace Health Hazard Regulation, Man Reg 53/88

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

The purpose of this regulation is to prevent health hazards to workers by ensuring that an employer follows the designated procedures and takes prescribed precautions, including: following WHMIS to avoid hazardous emissions and wastes, develop and implement a prevention plan, and preserve records.