Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 73 policies under your selection of "Setting". The most recently adopted policies are first.

General, O Reg 268/18

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Occupational health and safety, Packaging, Patio, Point-of-sale promotion, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Water pipe
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2019

Iqaluit Bylaw 863 – Public Cannabis Consumption, Tobacco Use, and Vaping Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Transit
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, SO 2017, c 26, Sch 3

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

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

Child Care Act, SNL 2014, c C-11.01

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2017

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

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: Alcohol, Farmers' markets, Food retail, Nutrition, Outlet density, Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation, Zoning
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2016

Montréal Bylaw RCA09-PIIA01-003 – Amending the Bylaw on Site Planning and Architectural Integration Plans for Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles Borough (RCA09-PIIA01, as amended)

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Streetscaping
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

This bylaw amends the bylaw concerning site planning and architectural integration programs for the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles. Among other things, it is planned to allow recreational activities. In addition, the regulation prohibits nuisances near the railway.

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

Montréal Bylaw 2015-11 – Amending 4 bylaws of the Plateau-Mont-Royal to ensure alignment with the Montréal Urban Agglomeration Development Plan (RCG 14-029) and other modifications

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

This bylaw amends 4 Plateau-Mont-Royal bylaws to ensure alignment with the Urban Agglomeration Development Plan. It defines the allowed distances between residential families or sensitive uses (CHLSD, CSSS, rehabilitation centers, schools, cultural institutions, etc.) and organic treatment centers, hydro-cable transport facilities, or the main railway line. In addition, this bylaw plans to develop the sectors along the railway by highlighting particular components of the urban landscape, promoting architectural and landscaping innovation, promoting the security of development and constructing and limiting noise and vibrations.

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

REPEALED Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015, SO 2015, c 7, Sch 3

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2015

Surrey Bylaw 17889 – Surrey Zoning Bylaw, 1993, No. 12000 Amendment

Location: British Columbia, Surrey
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This bylaw amends the Zoning Bylaw to require that child care centres be located on a lot such that the centres have direct access to an open space and play area within the lot.

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

Community Child Care Standards Act, CCSM c C158

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

The purpose of the Community Child Care Standards Act, formerly The Community Child Day Care Standards Act, is to ensure that every person providing child care shall at all times provide an environment and activities that are conducive to the health, safety and well-being of the children. Section 34 states that the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing standards of health, safety, nutrition, discipline, staffing and emergency procedures required to be met or provided by licensees in facilities operated by them.

Iqaluit Bylaw 704 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

This bylaw defines permitted uses for various zones within the City of Iqaluit including, but not limited to, recreation facilities, drinking establishments, parks and water treatment. 

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

Saskatoon Bylaw 8770 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Traffic calming
Year last amended: 2018
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

Smoke-Free Places Act, SY 2008, c 8

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended: 2009
Year of adoption: 2008

Yellowknife Bylaw 4404 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Northwest Territories, Yellowknife
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Community gardens, Food retail, Nutrition, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Zoning
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2008

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

Tobacco Control Act, SNWT 2006, c 9

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Youth access
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2006

Brandon Bylaw 6825 – The Pesticide Management Bylaw

Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 2006

This bylaw prohibits the application of pesticides on public properties (e.g. school, licensed day care center, park, playground, licensed senior citizens’ nursing homes, university, college, or hospital).

Charlottetown Bylaw 2018-11 – Zoning and Development Bylaw

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2006

REPEALED General, O Reg 48/06

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Packaging, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Youth access
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2006

Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act, SA 2005, c T-3.8

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2006

Educational Childcare Act, CQLR c S-4.1.1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Food literacy education, Nutrition, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

Smoke-free Environment Act, 2005, SNL 2005, c S-16.2

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Multi-unit dwelling, Occupational health and safety, Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2005

Smoke-free Places Act, SNS 2002, c 12

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2003

Tobacco Control Act, SNu 2003, c 13

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2003

Yellowknife Bylaw 4276 – Smoking Bylaw

Location: Northwest Territories, Yellowknife
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco smoke, Transit
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2003

Tobacco Control Act, SS 2001, c T-14.1

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Multi-unit dwelling, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2002

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

REPEALED Drinking Water Protection – Smaller Water Works Serving Designated Facilities, O Reg 505/01

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2001

This regulation provided the minimum level of treatment an owner of a water treatment of distribution system could employ. It also outlined the safety precautions and procedures to ensure safe water through weekly flushing of school, day care and preschool water distribution systems, scheduled checks, and laboratory analysis of samples.

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

Tobacco Control Act, CQLR c L-6.2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Manufacturing, Menthol, Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco sponsorship, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1998

Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation, Alta Reg 43/1997

Location: Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1997

The four schedules created under this regulation categorize pesticides by their allowed usage and their associated controls.

Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, RSBC 1996, c 451

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Patio, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Youth access
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1996

REPEALED Smoke-Free Ontario Act, SO 1994, c 10

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

Pesticides Regulations, YOIC 1994/125

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1994

This regulation addresses the proper storage, handling, and use of pesticides to prevent them from contaminating soil, water, and air. It also protects food sources, humans, and valuable plants and animals from exposure. It does not permit the application of any domestic pesticide within a rental dwelling in which people live, or within the buildings of or on the grounds of a school, hospital, nursing home or daycare facility unless authorized to do so.

Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, SNL 1993, c T-4.1

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Licensing, Menthol, Product display, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1993

The Smoking and Vapour Products Control Act, CCSM c N92

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Product display, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Youth access
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1991

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

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

Smoke-free Places Act, RSPEI 1988, c S-4.2

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe
Year last amended: 2017
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

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

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