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Seminar: Municipal Zoning By-laws: A Role for Public Health Professionals, Public Health Ontario

May 11, 2015

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Municipal by-laws have the potential to change the built environment in which people live, learn, work and play. They are a type of public policy designed to meet the needs of citizens, and solve problems they face. Zoning by-laws are specific types of municipal by-laws that provide for the day-to-day administration of municipal Official Plans. Public health professionals can influence zoning by-laws; however, it is less clear how they should do so.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of zoning by-laws, public health’s role in influencing their development and resources to support efforts to create healthy communities. Both a public health and municipal perspective will be presented. Kim Bergeron, Health Promotion Consultant at Public Health Ontario will provide the public health perspective and Rob Franklin, a registered professional planner with the Town of Cobourg, will share his insight into zoning by-laws and the ways public health can influence their development. Kim and Rob have been collaborating together for over nine years and have developed numerous publications and presentations that provide both the public health and planner perspectives.
Intended audience level
To participate in this event, participants should have a basic knowledge of the subject matter.

Learning objectives
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand municipal zoning by-laws and their role in creating healthy communities
  • Recall a process for influencing the revisions of local zoning by-laws
  • Reflect on how the information provided can be applied to their own area of work

Speakers: Kim Bergeron and Rob Franklin

To Register:

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