Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 114 policies under your selection of "Policy intervention". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Victoria Bylaw 18-072 – Zoning Bylaw 2018

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

Victoria – Liquor Licencing Policy

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

London Bylaw CPOL.-11-106 – 2017 Special Events Policies and Procedures Manual

Location: London, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Hours of sale, Outlet density, Patio, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Active transportation, Tobacco, Alcohol, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Brandon Bylaw 7124 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Outlet density, Farmers' markets, Zoning, Food retail, Nutrition, Alcohol, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2016

Sale of Liquor in Government Stores, O Reg 232/16

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2016

Toronto – Municipal Alcohol Policy

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

Moncton – Municipal Plan

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

Saint John Bylaw CP 111 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2014

Liquor Agency Regulations, PEI Reg EC343/12

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Privatization, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2012

Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro (Montréal) Bylaw CA29 0040 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Availability, Tobacco sales, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Tobacco, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Halifax

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2009

Ottawa Bylaw 2008-250 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Community gardens, Farmers' markets, Zoning, Food retail, Public transit, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2008

Winnipeg Bylaw 200/2006 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Community gardens, Farmers' markets, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2008

Liquor Regulations, NWT Reg 069-2008

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Pricing, Sponsorship, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2008

Calgary Bylaw 1P2007 – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Intermodal transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

Mississauga (Peel Region) Bylaw 0225-2007 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007

Liquor Licensing Regulations, NS Reg 365/2007

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Advertising, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

Liquor Act, SNWT 2007, c 15

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2007

Licensing Powers, O Reg 590/06

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2006

The Niagara Escarpment Plan

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Rural context, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

Winnipeg Bylaw No. 100/2004 – Downtown Winnipeg Zoning Bylaw

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Community gardens, Zoning, Food retail, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2004

Vancouver Liquor Store Guidelines

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2004

Liquor Act, RSY 2002, c 140

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2002

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Sackville Drive

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2002

Edmonton Bylaw 12800 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Infectious agents, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Community gardens, Zoning, Food retail, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2001

Brandon Bylaw 6642 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Farmers' markets, Food retail, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2001

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2000

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

Whitehorse – Public Drinking Policy

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

Surrey Bylaw 13680 – Business License Bylaw, 1999

Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Licensing, Youth access, Tobacco sales, Tobacco, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1999

Liquor Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c L-34

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1999

Vancouver Bylaw 3575 – Zoning and Development Bylaw

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bike share, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1997

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Musquodoboit Valley & Dutch Settlement

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Liquor Licensing Regulations, CNLR 1162/96

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw for Eastern Shore (East)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Shore (West)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 5 (Chebucto Peninsula)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 4 (Prospect)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning Districts 1 and 3 (St. Margarets Bay)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Charlottetown Bylaw – Street Vendors Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Mobile vendors, Sales of unhealthy foods, Zoning, Food retail, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1995

Stoney Creek (Hamilton) Bylaw No. 3692-92 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Community gardens, Food retail, Parking management, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

This bylaw restricts the areas in which hazardous waste management facilities are permitted. Hazardous waste is defined in the Ontario Regulation 347. 

Halifax Bylaw – Sackville Land Use Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

London Bylaw – Zoning Bylaw No. Z.-1

Location: London, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 1993

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Cole Harbour/Westphal

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Zoning, Food retail, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1993

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Timberlea/ Lakeside/ Beechville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Township of Glanbrook (Hamilton) Bylaw 464 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1992

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Passage/ Cow Bay

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Licences to Sell Liquor, RRO 1990, Reg 719

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Advertising, Pricing, Sponsorship, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1990

Liquor Licence Act, RSO 1990, c L.19

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1990

Liquor Control Act, RSNL 1990, c L-18

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Taxation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 1990

Pierrefonds Roxboro (Montréal) Bylaw 1047 – Zoning

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Alcohol, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1990

This bylaw prohibits plastic or paint manufacturers from emitting byproducts (smoke, gas, odour etc.) outside of their manufacturing premises. 

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Lawrencetown

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

REPEALED Liquor Regulations, RRNWT 1990, c L-34

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990

Yellowknife Bylaw 3451 – Business License Bylaw

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Licensing, Tobacco sales, Tobacco, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1990

Liquor Control Act, RSNS 1989, c 260

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1989

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning Districts 14/17 (Shubenacadie Lakes)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1989

REPEALED Liquor Control Act, CCSM c L160

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1988

Liquor Control Act, RSPEI 1988, c L-14

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

Liquor Act, RSNWT (Nu) 1988, c L-9

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

Town of Ancaster (Hamilton) Bylaw 87-57 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1987

This bylaw designates the zones in which buildings that emit pollutants can operate. 

An Act respecting Liquor permits, RSQ, c P-9.1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1980

Caledon (Peel Region) Official Plan

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Rural context, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1979

Cities and Towns Act, CQLR c C-19

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Taxation, Tobacco taxation, Tobacco, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1978

Halifax Mainland Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1978

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1978

Liquor Regulations, YCO 1977/37

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Pricing, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1977

This regulation concerns the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Surrey Bylaw 4747 – Business License Bylaw, 1976

Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Licensing, Youth access, Tobacco sales, Tobacco, Alcohol
Year last amended: 1999
Year of adoption: 1976

Liquor Control Act, RSNB 1973, c L-10

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Privatization, Advertising, Taxation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1973

Vancouver Bylaw 4450 – License Bylaw

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Infectious agents, Nutrition, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, Tobacco use, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Outlet density, Advertising, Pricing, Farmers' markets, Food retail, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Tobacco products, Bike share, Active transportation, Tobacco, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption:

Charter of Ville de Montréal

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Active transportation, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption:

This charter states that the borough council make create bylaws to, for example, regulate the use of pesticides. 

Edmonton Bylaw 13138 – Business Licence Bylaw

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Infectious agents, Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Outlet density, Farmers' markets, Food retail, Licensing, Tobacco sales, Tobacco, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: