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Renfrew County and District Health Unit works with municipalities and community partners to create a built environment that supports good health.

The built environment is defined as the human-made places where people live, work, learn, and play. Buildings, parks, roads, land use patterns, and population density are features of the built environment. Their design affects our ability to make healthy choices and to reduce our risk of injury and exposure to health hazards.

Tobacco-Free Spaces

Renfrew County and District Health Unit encourages municipalities to create tobacco and cannabis-free spaces that are not included in the SFOA. Smoke-free laws, regulations and policies that help reduce people’s exposure to second-hand smoke are important and add to provincial efforts to stop tobacco or cannabis-related illness and death. Renfrew County and District Health Unit can provide support and assist you with developing smoke-free policies.  We also provide signs for community parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

Age-Friendly Community Planning

We can work with you to create a plan that includes policies, services and facilities that support older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate in their communities.

Municipal Alcohol Policies

The Health Unit can assist with creating or updating your municipal alcohol policy. By developing these policies through a community-involved process, communities can manage alcohol use better and reduce alcohol-related problems at municipal events.

Food and Beverage Policies

Renfrew County and District Health Unit can collaborate with you to create a food environment where healthy foods and beverages are the norm. A healthy food environment is supportive of and encourages healthy choices by making healthy foods and beverages available, appealing and affordable.

For more information or for assistance with developing policies, call the 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097 ext. 505.

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Pembroke Office

141 Lake Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5L8

Phone: 613-732-3629
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1097
Fax: 613-735-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Renfrew Service Hub (By Appointment Only)

120 Plaunt Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1M5

Services offered by appointment only.

If you require an alternative accessible format or assistance accessing information on this page, please contact us at or 613-732-3629.