Prevention Policies Directory

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

We've listed 101 policies under your selection of "Risk factor". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Rouge National Urban Park Act, SC 2015, c 10

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Local food, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2015

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.

Rural Community of Hanwell Regulation, NB Reg 2014-30

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: General, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014
This regulation outlines services provided by the Rural Community of Hanwell, including land use planning, community services, recreational and sports facilities, street lighting, and garbage and refuse collection and disposal.

National Health and Fitness Day Act, SC 2014, c 34

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014
This Act aims to establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians. This day will take place the first Saturday in June while the Canadian Environment Week. Many local events and initiatives will celebrate and promote, among others, the importance and use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities, as well as walking and cycling which are great ways to reduce vehicle pollution and improve physical fitness.

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.

The Workers Compensation Act, CCSM c W200

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2013
The Workers Compensation Act for the province of Manitoba concerns both the prevention of injuries and compensation for workers who sustain an injury in the workplace. The Workers Compensation Board may take part in various activities that ensure prevention of disease and injury in the workplace such as promote public awareness of workplace safety and health and injury and disease prevention; develop an annual workplace injury and disease prevention plan to be submitted to the minister; publish reports, studies or recommendations about workplace safety and health and injury and disease prevention, etc.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, SC 2012, c 19, s 52

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012
This Act was established with the purpose of protecting environmental and human health that may be impacted by the completion of designated projects (some of which may be linked to federal authorities like the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) through the application of the precautionary principle.

The Regulated Health Professions Act, CCSM c R117

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2011
This Act governs the practice of a regulated health profession and permits the minister to authorize a person or class of persons to perform one or more reserved acts (listed in section 4 of this Act) to provide health care to prevent, eliminate, remedy, reduce or otherwise address a threat presented in a public health emergency.

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

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

Alberta Health Act, SA 2010, c A-19.5

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2010

The Alberta Health Act will require the Minister of Health and Wellness to establish: a health charter that sets out expectations and responsibilities within the health system; a health advocate to address citizen concerns with the health system as they relate to the health charter; and a process to provide for public input in the development of health regulations made under the Act.

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.

Health Services Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-1.6

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010
This Act concerns the provision of health services which, by definition in this legislation, includes the prevention of illness or injury and the promotion or maintenance of health.

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.

Alberta Cancer Foundation Regulation, Alta Reg 70/2009

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2009

This regulation outlines the powers and duties of the Alberta Cancer Foundation as well as it's objectives 

Cancer Registry Regulation, Alta Reg 71/2009

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2009
This regulation outlines what information is collected in the cancer registry. The information in the cancer registry may be used to assist in cancer research, education and prevention.

Disease Surveillance Regulations, NWT Reg 096-2009

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2009
Schedule 1 of this regulation contains a list of notifiable disease or conditions (including cancers) and requires a number of cancer-related registers to be maintained for surveillance purposes. Schedule 3 of this regulation also contains a list of reportable diseases (including all forms of hepatitis).

The Public Health Act, CCSM c P210

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Indoor tanning, Infectious Agents, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2009

REPEALED Ministers of State Expected Results for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Year Regulation, BC Reg 37/2008

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, General, Nutrition, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

This regulation states that the expected results that the Minister of Healthy Living and Sport is to achieve for the purposes of section 5 (3) of the Act are as follows: (a) initiate and monitor the implementation of an ActNow BC Action Plan; (b) with input from other ministries, monitor and support the evaluation of ministry-led initiatives aimed at ActNow BC targets; (c) manage a public awareness campaign for ActNow BC and its message of choosing an active and healthy lifestyle; (d) facilitate partnerships with the broader public sector, including schools, health authorities, colleges and universities, and with persons in the private sector in order to achieve ActNow BC goals; (e) report on the results referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) to the Government Caucus Committee on Social Development.

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.

Public Health Act, SBC 2008, c 28

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2008

This Act deals largely with the prevention of infectious diseases, which may or may not be carcinogenic, including vaccination.

Public Health Act, SNWT 2007, c 17

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

This Act provides a comprehensive framework for the protection and promotion of public health in the Northwest Territories. It outlines specific requirements of health care professionals when diagnosing, testing, or immunizing for a notifiable disease (includes cancers and benign tumors) and allows the Chief Public Health Officer to establish a voluntary immunization program for all or a part of the Northwest Territories. It grants the Commissioner the power to make regulations including (but not limited to) those respecting food safety, water supply, immunization for the prevention or treatment of diseases as notifiable immunizations.

Ministry of Health Regulations, 2007, RRS c G-5.1 Reg 139

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation describes the purpose of the Ministry of Health, which includes the coordination, development, promotion and implementation of programs and policies related to: health promotion; substance abuse; healthy eating; and mental health.

Health Professionals Advisory Committees, O Reg 264/07

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation describes the duties of a health professionals advisory committee established by a local health integration network, which includes supporting health promotion and wellness.

Cancer Agency Act, SS 2006, c C-1.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2006

Subject to The Regional Health Services Act, the agency is responsible for the planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of cancer care services throughout Saskatchewan in collaboration with regional health authorities and health care organizations. The agency is also responsible for providing services relevant to: (i) the detection, diagnosis, testing, treatment and monitoring of individuals, including follow-up care, performance outcome analysis and assessment of treatment outcomes; (ii) the provision and delivery of treatment or rehabilitation services to individuals; (iii) the education of health care providers and Saskatchewan residents respecting cancer and the prevention of cancer; (iv) the prevention and screening of individuals for cancers; (v) cancer research and studies, including statistical analysis; etc.

The Municipalities Act, SS 2005, c M-36.1

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

Regional Health Authorities Act, SNL 2006, c R-7.1

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2006
This Act allows for the creation of health regions and regional health authorities. It states that amongst their responsibilities is to: promote and protect the health and well-being of its region and develop and implement measures for the prevention of disease and injury and the advancement of health and well-being.

Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Act, SA 2006, c A-14.2

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2006

The purpose of this Act is to support and encourage cancer prevention initiatives, including research, education, public policy development and social marketing initiatives and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, to support and promote expanded and new cancer screening programs to detect signs of cancer at an early stage; to support and promote the creation and operation of a virtual research institute to co-ordinate cancer research in Alberta; to support and promote the co-ordination of and collaboration on public, private, provincial, national and international research and screening programs; to support and encourage any other initiatives set out in the regulations.

Public Health Agency of Canada Act, SC 2006, c 5

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2006
This Act establishes the Public Health Agency of Canada for the purpose of assisting the Minister in performing duties and functions relating to public health including: health protection and promotion, population health assessment, health surveillance, disease and injury prevention, and public health emergency preparedness and response.

REPEALED Department of Health Regulations, RRS c G-5.1 Reg 119

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2005
This repealed regulation states the purpose of the Department of Health is to co-ordinate, develop, promote and implement policies and programs related to: active living; healthy eating; healthy sexuality; addictions; mental health; reduction in tobacco use; and health promotion.

Health Hazards Regulations, NS Reg 198/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation outlines to duties of a medical officer of health in reference to the reporting of health hazards.

An Act respecting the Health and Welfare Commissioner, RSQ, c C-32.1.1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2005

This Act states that the Commissioner submits advisory opinions to the Minister on the state of health and welfare of the population in light particularly of retrospective analysis of the impact of government policy on that state.

Municipal Powers Act, RSQ, c C-47.1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Act, SS 2005, c P-29.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2005

This Act raises awareness of prostate cancer in Saskatchewan by designating the month of September of each year as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the province.

Municipalities Act, SS 2005, c M-36.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2005

Facility Designation Regulations, RRS c R-8.2 Reg 6

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation describes the services each health care facility (addiction treatment centre; complex care centre; health centre; hospital; residential treatment centre; and special-care home) are responsible for providing prevention-related services include health education and health promotion.

Health Protection Act, SNS 2004, c 4

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2004

Tåîchô Community Government Act, SNWT 2004, c 7

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Built environment, General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2004
This Act allows council to make bylaws for community purposes respecting measures including (but not limited to): the safety health and welfare of people and the protection of people and property; transport, motor vehicles, pedestrians and local transportation systems; and the management and protection of lands including land use planning.

Cities Act, SS 2002, c C-11.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2003

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, Tobacco products
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2003

Department of Health and Community Services Notice, 2003, NLR 82/03

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2004
Year of adoption: 2003
This regulation defines the structure of the Department of Health and Community Services. It also describes the powers, duties, and functions of the minister as including the supervision, control, and direction of all matters relating to: the preservation and promotion of health and the prevention and control of disease.

Hamlets Act, SNWT 2003, c 22, Sch C

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2003

Public Health and Safety Act, RSY 2002, c 176

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Infectious Agents
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2002

Municipal Act, RSY 2002, c 154

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2002

Health Act, RSY 2002, c 106

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2002

The purpose of the Act is to advance the concept that health and social development is a process by which communities and governments work together to identify needs and to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and services through the progressive empowerment of communities. The primary objectives of this act are to protect, promote, and restore the well-being of residents of the Yukon in harmony with the physical, social, economic, and cultural environments in which they live and to facilitate equitable access to quality health and social programs and services.

Public Health Act, RSQ, c S-2.2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2001

This Act promotes the maintenance and enhancement of health and well-being. Sections of interest include: surveillance, promotion and prevention, reporting infections and diseases, reporting to public health authorities, vaccination (including hepatitis B and HPV), health promotion and prevention.

Municipal Act, 2001, SO 2001, c 25

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2001

Regional Health Authorities Act, RSA 2000, c R-10

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2000

The Regional Health Authorities Act makes regional health authorities responsible to the Minister for ensuring the provision of acute care hospital services, community and long-term care services, public health protection and promotion services and other related services.

REPEALED Occupational Health and Safety Act, RSA 2000, c O-2

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

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.

REPEALED Cancer Programs Act, RSA 2000, c C-2

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

This Act governs the Alberta Cancer Board. The Alberta Cancer Board is mandated to coordinate cancer research, prevention and treatment to meet measurable milestones toward a Cancer Free Future. The Act also establishes regulations for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, which raises funds for the Alberta Cancer Board. Together, these two organizations work toward a world without cancer for future generations.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act, SC 2000, c 6

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000
The purpose of this Act is to create new knowledge that translates to improved health for Canadians by addressing emerging health opportunities, threats and challenges through actions such as the development and identification of prevention and wellness strategies.

Public Health Act, RSA 2000, c P-37

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2000

This Act enables the delivery of public health services to protect and promote the health and well-being of the people of Alberta. It allows the Minister to make regulations respecting immunization, food safety standards, and sanitation.

REPEALED Health Authorities Act, SNS 2000, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improve the health of residents of the district.

Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, c M-26

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2000

Municipalities Act, 1999, SNL 1999, c M-24

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycle helmet, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Snow clearing
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1999

Special Projects Fund Regulations, PEI Reg EC639/99

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2008
Year of adoption: 1999
In this regulation, the Health Research Program is established to use funds from the Health Research Fund for the purposes of providing new knowledge around the prevention of diseases, such as cancer.

Health Research Foundation Act, SNS 1998, c 14

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2000
Year of adoption: 1998

This Act establishes the Health Research Foundation whose purpose includes conducting health research in the Province, including the fields of health policy, health promotion and health care.

Municipal Government Act, SNS 1998, c 18

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1998

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.

Community Health Councils Regulation, Alta Reg 202/1997

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1997
This regulation provides regional health authorities with a mechanism to create a community health council. Community health councils have responsibilities, such as: providing health issue advice to the regional health authorities; and promoting community health promotion activities.

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 Act, RSBC 1996, c 179

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents
Policy intervention: Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Infectious Agents
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1996

Municipal Act, CCSM c M225

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

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.

Department of Health Act, SC 1996, c 8

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1996
This Act outlines the establishment of the Department of Health for the promotion and preservation of the health of the people of Canada. This includes the promotion and preservation of physical, mental, and social well-being, the protection of the people of Canada against risks to health and the spreading of diseases, and the investigation and research into public health and the monitoring of diseases.

Regional Health Authorities Act, CCSM c R34

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

The Regional Health Authorities Act was amended by providing specifications relevant to agreements between Regional Health Authorities and Health Corporations in the delivery of health services.

Health and Community Services Act, SNL 1995, c P-37.1

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1995
This Act allows the minister to make regulations, including those respecting safety standards around radioactive materials, recreational safety, the use, storage and transportation of noxious materials like pesticides, water pollution, and vaccinations.

Public Health Act, 1994, SS 1994, c P-37.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Infectious Agents
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

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).

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), Infectious Agents, Minor consent
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 Grants for Health Promotion Projects and Initiatives, RRO 1990, Reg 563

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990

This repealed regulation enabled the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to pay grants for the purpose of assisting applicants to undertake health promotion projects or initiatives designed to support and enhance the ability of individuals to increase control over and improve their health.

REPEALED Municipal Act, RSO 1990, c M.45

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990
This repealed Act provided municipal councils with the power to pass bylaws concerning the health, safety, morality and welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food literacy education, Food provision, Nutrition, Prevention, Tobacco, Tobacco cessation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

Public Service Act, RSNS 1989, c 376

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 1989

This Act defines the power of the Ministers of the Department of Health and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection.

REPEALED Rural Municipality Act, 1989, SS 1989-90, c R-26.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycle helmet, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Rural context, Smoke-free place, Snow clearing, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Traffic calming, Transit
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1989

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

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

REPEALED Public Health Act, RSNWT 1988, c P-12

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988
This Act allows the Minister of Health to appoint a Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Territories as well as establish health districts.

Municipal Government Act, RSPEI 1988, c M-12.1

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

REPEALED Ice Regulation, Man Reg 324/88 R

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED Municipalities Act, RSPEI 1988, c M-13

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED General Regulation, NB Reg 88-200 under the Health Act

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Infectious Agents, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2009
Year of adoption: 1988

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.

REPEALED Health and Community Services Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-1.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988
This repealed Act states that one of the duties of the minister was to: promote and maintain the good health of the residents of the province.

Public Health Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-30.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: General, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED The Public Health Act, RSM 1987, c P210

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1987

This Act outlines the duties of the Ministry regarding health, matters of life and death, and preventative measures. It also outlines duties of public health professionals.

The CancerCare Manitoba Act, CCSM c C20

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1987

This Act specifies that The Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation Act will be re-named The Cancercare Manitoba Act, and that The Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation is continued as a corporation under the name "CancerCare Manitoba". The objects of the corporation are to conduct programs for the diagnosis of, treatment of, and research in cancer, including, among others: (a) long term planning for provincial cancer control; (b) education of the public in the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of cancer; and (c) adoption of other measures for preventing or minimizing the development or spread of cancer.

Canada Labour Code, RSC 1985, c L-2

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1985

Part II of this code deals with Occupational Health and Safety. The purpose of this Part is to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment to which this Part applies.

Canada Health Act, RSC 1985, c C-6

Location: Canada-wide
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1985
This Act was established in order to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of Canadian residents and to mitigate financial and other barriers to access to health care. This Act establishes criteria and conditions that must be met by insured health services and extended health care services governed under provincial law, prior to making a full cash contribution.

REPEALED Urban Municipality Act, 1984, SS 1983-84, c U-11

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycle helmet, Bicycling infrastructure, Multi-unit dwelling, Parking management, Patio, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Smoke-free place, Snow clearing, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Traffic calming, Trail, Transit
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1984

REPEALED The Cancer Foundation Act, SS 1979, c C-2.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1979
This repealed Act charges the foundation with conducting a program that includes the prevention of cancer. More specifically, it aims to educate the public on the importance of cancer prevention and study radiation hazards arising from the use of x-ray generators and radioactive materials and substances to develop recommendations for the establishment of protective devices and facilities in respect of those hazards.

Consumer Protection Act, RSQ, c P-40.1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: General, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food promotion, Marketing to children, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1978

Public Health Act, RSS 1978, c P-37

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 1978

This Act provides authority for the establishment of public health standards, such as food safety.

Charter of the French Language, RSQ, c C-11

Location: Québec
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1977

This Charter states that every person has a right to have the civil administration, health services and social services, public utility enterprises, professional orders, associations of employees and all enterprises doing business in Québec communicated in French.

REPEALED Health Act, RSNB 1973, c H-2

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1973

Municipalities Act, RSNB 1973, c M-22

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1973

Public Health Regulations, YCO 1958/79

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1958
This regulation governs dwellings, water supplies, and disposal of excreta as they relate to human health. Hey also outline prohibitions on certain activities that pose a risk to human health.