Public Health

Preventing disease, promoting health and safety

Public Health

Public Health provides many services to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole.


Click on the links for the services you are interested in learning more about.

School Health 

We provide immunizations, health information and referrals to school-aged children, staff and parents. Referrals can be for assessments such as dental, auditory, speech, nutrition and mental health.

Learn more about school health services available.

Immunization and Vaccination

Our services protect you and your children from serious and potentially fatal infections and diseases like polio, diphtheria, measles and rubella..

Learn more about immunizing your child, schedules and clinics available.

Environmental Health

Our services support food safety, water quality, air quality, pest management, sanitation, noise control, and injury prevention.

Find out more about our environmental health services, permits and advisories.

Facility Licensing

We protect and promote the health, safety, and well-being of vulnerable children and adults in daycares and residential homes.

Apply for a licence or see our inspection reports.

Population Health

Our goal is to improve these social determinants of health to promote the overall health of communities and reduce health inequities.

Learn more about our population health approach, team and priority areas.

Aboriginal Health

Our team works with Aboriginal communities to address health issues in a way that incorporates their input, cultural beliefs and identifies barriers and successful strategies. 

Find services for Aboriginal/First Nations.

Communicable Disease Control

Communicable dieases can be passed between people through proximity, social contact or intimate contact. Examples inculde the flu, MRSA, measles, whooping cough or tuberculosis.

Learn more about communicable diseases and services available.

Disease Surveillance

We monitor trends in communicable and non-communicable disease, investigate outbreaks and provide data to support public health advocacy, policy development and disease prevention and control.

Learn more about disease surveillance work.

HIV/AIDS 

We provide HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, care, treatment and community support.

Find out more about who should be tested and where to go.

Travel Clinic

We provide the recommended and required vaccinations, prescriptions, and health advice tailored to your medical history and itinerary.

Book an appointment with the clinic.

SMART Fund

We fund projects that promote health and wellness and encourage marginalized and vulnerable members of the community to play an active role in their own health. 

Learn more about the SMART Fund goals and funding available.

Tobacco Control

We provide education about the long-term risks of smoking and work with retail outlets and minors to enforce tobacco control bylaws and regulations. 

Learn more about our tobacco control services and resources.

Harm Reduction

We provide free and confidential services to keep individuals and communities safe and healthy by preventing infections, illness and injury related to drug use and sexual practices.

Learn more about the harm reduction services available.