This area of alPHa's website has been created to help members access and share health promoting local by-laws. Boards of health use many approaches to improve and maintain the overall level of health experienced by the communities they serve.
By-laws are one tool that boards of health can use to impact the broader determinants of health (SDOHs), so we've organized the by-laws by the SDOHs that they are most likely to influence. This list of SDOHs is taken from the Ontario Public Health Standards.
To access the by-law collection associated with each social determinant of health, click on the SDOH below. You can also search for specific by-laws using the search function in the upper left hand corner of this website. Each entry clearly states if it is a by-law that is in place or in process. If you want to add a by-law to share, you must have an alPHa member login ID and password. Proceed to an SDOH to add to the list of entries.