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Environmental Health

Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.

Major Initiatives:

  • Addressing Complex Housing
  • Radon Awareness and Policy
  • Drinking Water Safety
  • Heat Planning

Strategic plan & logic model



Manitoba Health Environmental Health Branch – for information on provincial environmental health programs and topics, including public health inspection services and the contact information for your local public health inspector  

Health Canada Environmental and Workplace Health – for information on environmental health topics

City of Winnipeg Drinking Water information

Radon Awareness:


For issues pertaining to drinking water quality in the City of Winnipeg, please click here or call 311 or email 311@winnipeg.ca  (click here for the 311 webpage).

For issues related to restaurants or, public pools or rental housing, please call
(204) 945-4204 to contact your local public health inspector

For issues pertaining to housing concerns in the City of Winnipeg, please call 311 or email 311@winnipeg.caFor other inquiries regarding environmental health issues, please call Health Links at (204) 788-8200