Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 59 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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Water pipe, Point-of-sale promotion, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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, Transit, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 21 – Smoke Free Places Bylaw

Location: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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

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, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Streetscaping, Active transportation
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.

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.

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, Smoke-free place, Vehicle with minors, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2015

Winnipeg Bylaw 62 – Outdoor Smoking Bylaw

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2011

Smoke-free Places Act, RSNB 2011, c 222

Location: New Brunswick
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2011

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. 

Smoke-Free Places Act, SY 2008, c 8

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

Regulation under the Tobacco Control Act, CQLR c L-6.2, r 1

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Water pipe, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2008

Yellowknife Bylaw 4404 – Zoning Bylaw

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

Surrey Bylaw 16694 – Public Health Smoking Protection Bylaw

Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2016
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, Sponsorship, Nutritional standards, Food provision, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco, Nutrition, Alcohol
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

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

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Nutritional standards, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2007

Tobacco Control Act, SNWT 2006, c 9

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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).

REPEALED General, O Reg 48/06

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

Hospital and Health Care Facility Standards Regulations, NWT Reg 036-2005

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2005

Section 48 of the regulation requires that the Chief Executive Officers of health care facilities providing diagnostic imaging services take steps to provide protection against ionizing radiation. Section 50 also states that if a hospital has a diagnostic imaging department with a qualified radiologist in charge, investigations must be undertaken under his/her authority, and he or she must set up standard operating procedures to protect patients and staff.

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, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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.

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, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Water pipe, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2013
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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2002

Community Care and Assisted Living Act, SBC 2002, c 75

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2002

Hospital Standards Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c T-6

Location: Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2006
Year of adoption: 1999

This regulation requires that hospitals shall provide suitable protection against x-ray and other types of ionizing radiation in a manner and to a degree satisfactory to the Board.

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, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco sponsorship, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1998

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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Transit, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
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, Smokeless tobacco, Water pipe, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1993

Health Care and Residential Facilities, O Reg 67/93

Location: Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1993

Section 15(1) requires a worker who supports, positions, or restrains a patient or resident during X-ray irradiation of the patient or resident shall be provided with and wear a protective apron and protective gloves and, where appropriate, a protective collar. Section 15(2) requires that the equipment provided under subsection (1) shall have a lead equivalence of at least 0.5 millimetres.

Winnipeg Bylaw 6001/92 – Biomedical Waste Sharps Bylaw

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Risk factor: Infectious agents
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1992

This bylaw relates to the handling and disposal of biomedical waste sharps. It requires that biomedical waste sharps to be stored in suitable containers and not to be mixed with other garbage.

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), Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1991

REPEALED Hospital Standards Regulations, RRNWT 1990, c T-6

Location: Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1990

This regulation requires hospitals to have sufficient protection against x-ray and other forms of ionizing radiation.

Nursing Home Regulations, PEI Reg EC10/88

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

Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Sales, RSPEI 1988, c T-3.1

Location: Prince Edward Island
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Water pipe, Youth access, Product display, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1988

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, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1988

The Environment Act, CCSM c E125

Location: Manitoba
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1988

This Act develops and maintains an environmental protection and management system in Manitoba and prohibits unauthorized release of pollutants. It also prohibits the use of prescribed pesticides in, on or over a lawn or exterior property of a school, hospital, or child care centre unless uses are related to agriculture, forestry, golf course operations, or the protection of public health and safety.