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Healthy Environments

A healthy environment is the foundation to healthy living. Public Health works with food, air, land, and water environments, in addition to conducting inspections, to protect health, to promote healthy behaviours, and prevent the incidence and spread of diseases in Waterloo Region.

Here is a list of guidelines and fact sheets that may be useful to schools. If the specific information that you are looking for is not available, contact us at 519-575-4400 for more information.


Fact sheets, guidelines, legislation, definitions

Extreme Weather

Extreme Heat and Humidity Fact Sheet

Keep children cool! Protect Your Child from Extreme Heat

Understanding Winter Weather Fact Sheet

Extreme Cold Weather Fact Sheet

Outdoor Air Quality

Know what air quality means

Check your area's Air Quality Health Index

Who is at risk?


Public Health Reports

Annual Health Hazard Prevention and Management Program Report

Air Quality

Health and the Physical Environment

Health and the Physical Environment - Highlights 

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