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Health protection, permits & licensing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Under the direction of the Chief Medical Health Officer, VCH Health Protection offers a variety of services designed to protect the public from health risks in the environment and everyday activities. Health Protection's programs include Environmental Health, Community Care Facilities Licensing and Tobacco and Vapour Products.​​​

ਦੇਖਣ ਲਈ ਸਕਰੋਲ ਕਰੋ

We minimize environmental health risks for the public.

Many of our programs are mandated in legislation by the Public Health Act. Programs include Environmental Health, Community Care Facilities Licensing and Tobacco Control.​​​

ਇਸ ਭਾਗ ਵਿਚ

Air quality

1 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Child care facilities

3 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Climate change & health

0 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Drinking water

1 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Food Safety

3 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Personal service establishments

0 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ


0 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Pools & beaches

5 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Residential care facilities

4 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Sewerage systems

1 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Temporary events and markets

1 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Tobacco & vapour control

2 ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ

Health Protection services A to Z

Browse the complete A to Z list of Health Protection services available in-person and virtually.


  • Child Care Facility Inspections

  • Community Care Facilities Licensing

  • Drinking Water Safety

  • Food Service Permits & Health Approvals

  • Pool Construction Permits

  • Pool Operating Permits

  • Pool Water Quality Inspections & Reports

  • Public Beach Water Quality

  • Recreational Water Safety

  • Residential Care Inspections

  • Residential Care Licensing

  • Restaurant Inspections & Reports

  • Sewerage Systems Filings

  • Temporary Events & Markets Permits

  • Tobacco & Vapour Products Enforcement Program

Pay your Environmental Health bill or invoice

Pay your food service, recreational pool or hot tub operating permit fees online.

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.

2023 Closures

Complaints & feedback

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

Health protection feedback