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By-Law Development at a Glance and Examples from the Field, Public Health Ontario

March 20, 2013

10:30-11:45 a.m. (EDT)

This webinar provides an overview of the steps to develop a bylaw in public health. In addition, the session will feature two examples from the field: one from the town of Georgina, which developed and implemented a comprehensive smoke-free bylaw, and the other from Toronto Public Health, which developed and implemented a pesticide bylaw.

Learning objectives

  • Know and understand the different steps to developing a bylaw.
  • Learn about the experiences, opportunities, and challenges to developing, implementing and enforcing a bylaw in the field.
  • Reflect on how this learning can be applied to your own area of work.
  • Know how to access supportive resources on bylaws.


  • Nimira Lalani, health promotion field support specialist, policy and planning
  • Samiha Versi, public health nurse, Tobacco-Free Living, York Region Community and Health Services
  • Robin McDougall, director, Recreation & Culture, Town of Georgina
  • Rich Whate, health promotion consultant, Healthy Public Policy Directorate, Toronto Public Health

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