Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

Keeping you and your environment safe

Your Environment

We protect your health, whether it's in your environment or care facility

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Health protection is responsible for regulating and monitoring many public facilities and those aspects of the environment that have a direct impact on public health.

Services under the health protection generally fall into two areas:

Environmental health

Protecting human health by managing potential health risks to the population through:

  • Food safety
  • Drinking water safety
  • Recreational water safety
  • Personal service establishment safety
  • Communicable disease control
  • West nile virus planning and response
  • Air quality
  • Pest management
  • Sanitation
  • Land use and on-site sewage disposal
  • Tobacco control

Community care facilities licensing

Promoting and protecting the health and safety of children and adults in community care facilities such as:

  • Adult residential care
  • Child and youth residential care
  • Child day care facilities
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