Health, Seniors and Active Living
The Environmental Health Branch of the Public Health Division responds to chemical,
microbiological and social public health issues. The Branch monitors
and participates in a coordinated response to environmental health issues
to Manitobans. Currently, the
Branch's mandate is environmental health risk assessment, food protection,
environmentally infectious diseases, and dental/oral health.
- developing and monitoring provincial health standards and policy regarding food and food inspection;
- investigating food-borne illness and coordinating food recalls;
- Participating in the enforcement of The Non Smokers Health Protection Act;
- developing and implementing a provincial Oral Health Strategy, including the monitoring and funding of community water fluoridation systems, and provision of grants for community prevention projects for groups at risk;
- surveillance of education and practice standards and dental health promotion as a component of overall health;
- monitoring the status of, and participating in a coordinated response to environmental health threats to Manitobans;
- contributing to provincial responses to environmental health emergencies;
- co-ordinating the health component of environmental risk assessments; and
- Development of legislation related to The Public Health Act.
Please click on any of the Branch's various components on the left for more information about a particular program.
Environmental Health Links:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Health Canada - Environmental and Workplace Health
- Manitoba Sustainable Development
- Natural Resources Canada
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
4th Floor - 300 Carlton St.
Winnipeg MB R3B 3M9