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Environmental health & inspections

We minimize environmental health risks for the public. Many of our programs are mandated in legislation by the Public Health Act.
Services under the health protection umbrella generally fall into three areas:

Environmental health

Environmental health supports food safety, water quality, air quality, pest management, sanitation, noise control, injury prevention and tobacco reduction.

Facility licensing

Facility licensing protects and promotes the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable children and adults in care facilities such as residential care homes and daycares.

Inspection reports

Facility inspections are conducted regularly and when complaints are received for food premises, pools, child care, personal services (such as hair and nail salons), and residential care facilities.

View VCH inspection reports

Tobacco control

Tobacco control educates the public about long-term risks of smoking and works with retail outlets and minors to enforce tobacco control bylaws and regulations.

Contact environmental health

Use the environmental health feedback form to contact an environmental health officer or licensing officer.

Noise control

Our environmental health officers work in partnership with the cities to support municipal noise control programs.

Questions or feedback

Fill out for feedback form for any environmental health, inspections or facility licensing issues. 
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