Prevention Policies Directory

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We've listed 117 policies under your selection of "Setting". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Tobacco and Vaping Products Control and Regulation Act, SY 2019, c14

Location: Yukon
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco products, 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: 2019
Year of adoption: 2018

Whitehorse Downtown Plan

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Mobile vendors, Zoning, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail, Active transportation, Nutrition
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Edmonton Bylaw 18093 – Drainage Bylaw

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

One of the purposes of this bylaw is to regulate the release of matter to the City of Edmonton’s sewerage system and watercourses. Restricted substances include: arsenic, benzene, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, chloroform, chromium, ethylbenzene, lead, and nickel. It also restricts radioactive material.

Hay River Bylaw No. 2388 — Smoking

Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2018

Regina Smoking Bylaw 2017-20

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

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

Fredericton Main Street Fredericton Urban Plan

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Ottawa Municipal Alcohol Policy

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Hours of sale, Advertising, Alcohol
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2016

Region of Peel Bylaw 30-2016 – to regulate waterpipe smoking

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Patio, Smoke-free place, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
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

Whitehorse Bylaw 2015-24 – Joint Use Agreement

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015
The purpose of this Joint Use Agreement is to provide a framework by which school buildings and grounds controlled by the Yukon and selected public facilities controlled by the City can be used by the community for recreation, sport, and other purposes.

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

Fredericton Plan of Downtown Fredericton

Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2015

Mississauga (Peel Region) Bylaw 94-14 – Smoking Bylaw

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014

Montréal Bylaw 12-053 – Authorizing a loan of $ 17,800,000 to finance the construction of infrastructure, development and redevelopment of the public domain and for the acquisition of street furniture

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

This by-law allows the realization of infrastructure works, development and redevelopment of the public domain and the acquisition of street furniture in the Frontenac sector.

London Bylaw A.-6924-85 – Smoking Near Recreation Amenities and Entrances Bylaw

Location: London, Ontario
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

This bylaw prohibits smoking tobacco or holding lighted tobacco within 9 metres of any part of a recreation amenity in a City park or an entrance of a municipally-owned building.

This policy does not restrict traditional use of tobacco products by Indigenous populations.

Peel Region Bylaw 20-2013 – Outdoor Smoking Bylaw

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Brandon Environmental Strategic Plan

Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

Montréal Bylaw RCG13-020 – Authorizing a loan of $ 35,000,000 to finance LEGS projects led by the Parc Jean-Drapeau Corporation […] as part of the 375th anniversary of the City of Montréal

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Intermodal transportation, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

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

Moncton Bylaw No. 410 – Street Use

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Parking management, Road safety, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2010

Iqaluit Bylaw 704 – Zoning Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment
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. 

Edmonton Transportation Master Plan: The Way We Move

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

Hamilton Bylaw 09-067 – Solid Waste Management Bylaw

Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Occupational health and safety, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2009

REPEALED 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

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

Montréal Bylaw 08-022 – Authorizing a loan of $ 60,000,000 for infrastructure works, development of the public domain and development of bicycle paths, as well as for the purchase of equipment and street furniture property, over-the-counter or expropriation

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure, Streetscaping, Active transportation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008

Edmonton Bylaw 14614 – Public Places Bylaw

Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Water pipe, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2020
Year of adoption: 2008

Tobacco Control Regulation, BC Reg 232/2007

Location: British Columbia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Packaging, 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: 2020
Year of adoption: 2007

Montréal Bylaw 01-274-21 – Concordance bylaw amending the Urban Planning Bylaw of the Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville (01-274) to ensure compliance with the City of Montréal’s Master Plan (04 -047)

Location: Montréal, Québec
Risk factor: Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Shade, Solar UVR, Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Active transportation, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007

REPEALED 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

Calgary Bylaw 23M2018 – Smoking and Vaping Bylaw

Location: Calgary, Alberta
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2006

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

London Site Plan Control Bylaw

Location: London, Ontario
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Bicycling infrastructure, Park, Public transit, Road safety, Snow clearing, Active transportation
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

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

Smoke-free Environment Regulations, 2005, NLR 54/05

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Smoke-free place, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2005

Ottawa Bylaw 2004 – 276 – Parks and Facilities Bylaw

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Parks and beaches, Smoke-free place, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2012
Year of adoption: 2004

Saskatoon Bylaw 8286 – The Smoking Control Bylaw

Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Parks and beaches, Patio, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2004

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: 2020
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

Peel Region Bylaw 14-2003 – Smoke-free Bylaw

Location: Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2003

Yellowknife Bylaw 4276 – Smoking Bylaw

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

REPEALED Iqaluit Bylaw 570 – Smoking Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Multi-unit dwelling, Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2003

REPEALED Hay River Bylaw 1782 – Smoking Regulation

Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Taxi, Transit, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2002

Health Hazard Regulations, RRS c P-37.1 Reg 10

Location: Saskatchewan
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2002

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

Construction Code, RRQ, c B-1.1, r 2

Location: Québec
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 2000

Iqaluit Bylaw 526 – Council Procedures Bylaw

Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Smoke-free place, Tobacco smoke, Tobacco
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

Whitehorse Public Drinking Policy

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

This policy provides the framework for approving applications for beer gardens, special occasions and receptions in City owned public facilities where liquor will be served.