Summary of evidence-informed UVR policy adoption by local governments across Canada

Learn what evidence-informed policies to reduce ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure have been adopted by local governments

Inside this UVR policy pack

Levels of adoption

To understand the extent to which these policy actions have been adopted across Canada, policies were analyzed from within the Prevention Policies Directory. A level of adoption in Canada (low, medium or high) was assigned to each evidence-informed policy action to illustrate areas of strength and weakness across the country:

  • LOW = very few jurisdictions have adopted evidence-informed policy action
  • MEDIUM = some, but not all jurisdictions have adopted evidence-informed policy action
  • HIGH = most jurisdictions have adopted evidence-informed policy action)

Click on each policy action for details on what evidence-informed UVR policies have been adopted by local governments.

Policy issue Policy actions Level of adoption
Design of built and external environments Shade in planning and development policies LOW
UVR protection policies Shade at sites within the community LOW
Shade in new and existing policies LOW
Local sun safety policies in child care settings LOW
Commercial tanning Ban the use of the use and/or sale of commercial tanning units LOW
Restrict the use of commercial tanning units by minors  LOW