Most injuries are preventable, and programs aimed at reducing them are effective ways of reducing disability and mortality caused by falls and other traumas. While public health units deliver programs based on narrowly defined obligations in the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines, other strategies aimed at reducing the rate of injuries in Ontario may be implemented through the policies of other Ministries of Government, including Labour and Municipal Affairs and Housing.
|Resolution: A15-3 - Amending Public Pools Regulation 565
|THAT the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) request that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care undertake a review of Ontario Regulation 565 and introduce such amendments as are necessary to address the deficiencies identified in this motion and any others that may arise from this review.
Developments on #A15-3:
November 23 2015
alPHa has received a response from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to its July 30 letter calling for a review of Ontario Regulation 565.
July 30 2015
alPHa has sent a letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to introduce this resolution.
January 6 2014
Letter co-signed by the COMOH Chair and the President of ASPHIO
sent to the Chief Medical Officer of Health to request a review of the Public Pools Regulation (related to alPHa Resolution A10-1
Developments on #A12-8:
June 26 2012
alPHa has written to the Minister of Transportation in response to the Chief Coroner's Cycling Death Review Recommendations, which include the enactment of mandatory helmet legislation. The alPHa Resolution is included.
Developments on #A10-1:
January 6 2014
Letter co-signed by the COMOH Chair and the President of ASPHIO sent to the Chief Medical Officer of Health to request a review of the Public Pools Regulation.
October 28 2010
Response received to the correspondence notifying the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of this and four other 2010 alPHa resolutions. Please click here to read
August 19 2010
alPHa has sent a letter to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introducing this and four other 2010 Resolutions. Please click here to read.
|Resolution: A08-7 - Promoting Safe Driving in Young Drivers
|That alPHa request the Province that in the development of a comprehensive strategy for alcohol and other drugs, they include designated driver initiatives as one prevention measure with specific focus on youth.
Developments on #A08-7:
Feb 18 2009
alPHa has forwarded this and two other resolutions to the Standing Committee on General Government as it considers changes to Ontario's traffic safety legislation under Bill 126, Road Safety Act 2008. Please click here to read.
|Resolution: A06-2, All Terrain Vehicle Safety
|alPHa urges the Government of Ontario to strike a multi-stakeholder panel to develop a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to promote ATV safety and prevent related injuries, especially in children
Developments on #A06-2:
November 24 2010
alPHa has written a letter to Dr. Helena Jaczek supporting her Resolution to appoint a Select Committee to Study the Use of Non-Automobile Modes of Transportation on Highways and Private Properties in Ontario. Please click here to read.
September 2 2009
The Ontario Medical Association has called on the provincial government to strengthen Ontario legislation concerning ATVs, including banning anyone under the age of 14 from operating them.
November 23 2006
alPHa has received correspondence from the Director of the Province’s Projects and Change Management Branch, indicating that there is a multi-stakeholder ATV group in place that is reviewing legislation and policies related to the Off Road Vehicles Act. Please click here to read.
September 19, 2006
Letter sent by alPHa to the Minister of Transportation introducing resolutions A06-1 and A06-2. Please click here to read
|Resolution: A05-13, Window Safety Devices
|alPHa urges the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to amend the building code to require the installation of window safety devices in multiple-dwellings such that every window that does not lead to a balcony, is located two metres or more above the finished grade of land upon which it faces, and is not otherwise equipped to prevent falls shall be equipped with a safety device to prevent an opening in any part of the window greater than 100 millimetres
Developments on #A05-13:
February 15, 2006
Letter written to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, copied to the CMOH, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Minister of Health Promotion and the Premier introducing the Resolution. Please click here to read.
|CLOSED Resolution: A06-1, Highway Traffic Act
|alPHa urges the Minister of Transport to amend the Highway Traffic Act to require that the number of passengers transported by a motor vehicle be limited to the number of available seatbelts
Reason for Closure
November 2, 2006
Bill 148 has received Royal Assent and is passed into law.
Reason for Closure
May 1 2009
Bill 126, the Road Safety Act is passed into law, making several amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that are aimed at novice drivers.