Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 106 policies under your selection of "Policy intervention". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Licensing, NB Reg 2018-11

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Nutrition, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017)

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Farmers' markets, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Local food, Nutrition, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Rural context, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

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

Child Care Regulations, NLR 39/17

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Protective clothing, Shade, Smoke-free place, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2017

The London Plan

Location: London, Ontario
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Drinking water, Farmers' markets, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Intermodal transportation, Local food, Nutrition, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Shade, Solar UVR, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2016

This plan supports the planting of trees in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide shade.

Longueuil – Development and Development Plan Planning

Location: Longueuil, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Farmers' markets, Food provision, Food retail, Intermodal transportation, Local food, Nutrition, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Snow clearing
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

This development plan specifies certain elements that affect healthy lifestyles and certain aspects of the agri-food industry. In addition, it specifies the actions to be taken for contaminated land and the storage of hazardous materials.

The Child Care Act, SS 2014, c C-7.31

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

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

The Child Care Regulations, 2015, RRS c C-7.31 Reg 1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Nutrition, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2015

Vancouver Urban Agriculture Policy

Location: British Columbia, Vancouver
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Community gardens, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Traditional foods
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

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

Longueuil Bylaw CO-2014-848 – Ordering work to extend the infrastructures of Armand-Frappier Street to the future boulevard Moise-Vincent and the extension of the street infrastructure leading to the Maricourt snow bank to Kimber Boulevard, and enacting, for that purpose and for the payment of professional fees, a loan

Location: Longueuil, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Road safety
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Moncton – Municipal Plan

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Drinking water, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Intermodal transportation, Local food, Nutrition, Outlet density, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Manitoba School Nutrition Policy

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Charlottetown – Victoria Park Comprehensive Master Plan

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Food provision, Food retail, Local food, Nutrition, Parking management, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

This Master Plan supports physical activity by providing access to sports facilities.

Toronto Local Food Procurement Policy

Location: Ontario, Toronto
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Food provision, Local food, Nutrition, Procurement
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Grandview-Woodland (Vancouver) Community Plan

Location: British Columbia, Vancouver
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Farmers' markets, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Intermodal transportation, Local food, Nutrition, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Shade, Solar UVR, Streetscaping, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Capital City Downtown Plan

Location: Alberta, Edmonton
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Community gardens, Food provision, Food retail, Local food, Nutrition, Shade, Solar UVR, Traffic calming, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Design Regina Official Community Plan

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Farmers' markets, Food prices, Food promotion, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Local food, Nutrition, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2013

Local Food Act, 2013, SO 2013, c 7

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Local food, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2013

Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Montréal Bylaw 11-015 – Authorizing a loan of $ 8,300,000 for the construction and upgrading of water, sewer and road networks in the Avenue des Avenues district of Ile Bizard -Ste Genevieve

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

This bylaw authorizes the construction and upgrading of water, sewer and road networks in the Avenue des Avenues sector of Bizard-Ste-Geneviève Island.

Prince Edward Island School Nutrition Policy – Eastern School District (ELSB)

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food prices, Food promotion, Food provision, Food retail, Healthy food marketing, Local food, Marketing to children, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Pricing, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Hamilton Healthy Food and Beverage Policy

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food composition, Food provision, Nutrition, Procurement, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

Winnipeg Bylaw 67/2010- OurWinnipeg Plan Bylaw

Location: Manitoba, Winnipeg
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2011

Early Childhood Services Act, SNB 2010, c E-0.5

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Infectious agents, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Protective clothing, Shade, Sodium, Solar UVR, Sugar, Sunscreen, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

Day Care Regulations, NS Reg 193/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Breast-feeding, Drinking water, Food labelling, Food promotion, Food provision, Healthy food marketing, Menu labelling, Nutrition, Protective clothing, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

St. John’s Policy 03-07-47 – Nutrition Policy

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sugar, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

Saskatchewan School Food and Nutrition Policy

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Traditional foods, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

Newfoundland and Labrador School Food Guidelines

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

Calgary Municipal Development Plan

Location: Alberta, Calgary
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Complete streets, Farmers' markets, Food prices, Food provision, Food retail, Food security, Local food, Nutrition, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Shade, Solar UVR, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2009

Residential Care Regulation, BC Reg 96/2009

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2009

Child Care Licensing Regulation, Alta Reg 143/2008

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2008

YK Policy 1025 – School Nutrition Policy

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Sales of unhealthy foods, Traditional foods
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

Hamilton Bylaw 07-170 – A Bylaw to License and Regulate Various Businesses

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Sponsorship, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

Child Care Licensing Regulation, BC Reg 332/2007

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Drinking water, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Food promotion, Food provision, Healthy food marketing, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Shade, Smoke-free place, Solar UVR, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Traditional foods, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2007

Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, SO 2007, c 8

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2007

Nova Scotia School Food and Nutrition Policy

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006

Region of Peel Official Plan

Location: Ontario, Regional Municipality of Peel
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Farmers' markets, Food provision, Food retail, Intermodal transportation, Local food, Nutrition, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Rural context, Shade, Solar UVR, Trail, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2005

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

Québec City Bylaw R.V.Q. 416 – Concerning the amount and quality of wastewater

Location: Québec, Québec City
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2004

This bylaw regulates the quantity and quality of waste water discharged into the sewers and City water. It contains a list of forbidden discharges.

Ottawa – Carp Road Corridor Community Design Plan

Location: Ontario, Ottawa
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Public transit, Road safety, Rural context
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2004

This plan focuses on the priority aspects of solid waste landfills, groundwater protection and the quality of drinking water.

Hay River Bylaw 1811 – General Plan

Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Food provision, Local food, Nutrition, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2004

Child Care Act, RSY 2002, c 30

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2002

Ottawa – Kanata West Community Design Plan

Location: Ontario, Ottawa
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Drinking water, Food provision, Intermodal transportation, Nutrition, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

REPEALED Child Care Regulation, Alta Reg 180/2000

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

REPEALED Child Care Services Regulations, NLR 37/99

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1999

Wilderness Areas Protection Act, SNS 1998, c 27

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Traditional foods
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1998

NB Policy 711A: Healthier Foods and Nutrition in Public Schools

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Traditional foods, Vending machines
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1991

Education Act, RSO 1990, c E.2

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food composition, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

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

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Protective clothing, Shade, Smoke-free place, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Traditional foods, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

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

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

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

REPEALED The Child Care Regulations, RRS c C-7.3 Reg 1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Shade, Smoke-free place, Solar UVR, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990

Nursing Home Regulations, PEI Reg EC10/88

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1988

REPEALED General Regulations, PEI Reg EC475/87

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1987

The Public Schools Act, CCSM c P250

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Transit
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1987

Child Care Regulation, Man Reg 62/86

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Nutrition, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Breast-feeding, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Protective clothing, Shade, Sodium, Solar UVR, Sugar, Sunscreen, Trans-fat, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1986

REPEALED Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, RRS c O-1 Reg 1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Drinking water, Eye protection, Food provision, Nutrition, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1984

This regulation requires employers to protect the health and safety of their workers by: (1) warning employers exposed to asbestos of the health risks of asbestos exposure; (2) acquiring permission to manufacture, use, store or distribute substances such as vinyl chloride; (3) ensuring that the stipulated contamination limits for substances such as 4,4-D are met in any area where workers are normally present. 

Day Care Regulation, NB Reg 83-85

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Nutritional standards
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1983

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