Important Information About COVID-19

We would like to update you on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has originated in China and has been receiving significant media attention in recent days. The Ontario Medical Office, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, has been in contact with all school boards and advised in a letter that: “Students, parents […]

It’s time to update immunization records

The Immunization of Schools Pupils Act requires all elementary students to have proof of immunizations against: Diphtheria Tetanus Polio Measles Mumps Rubella Meningococcal Disease Pertussis (whooping cough) Varicella (chickenpox) – for children born after 2010 Without proof of immunizations or a valid exemption, students may be suspended from school until updated records are provided to […]

Public Health wants to hear from you on Supervised Injection Services

Region of Waterloo Public Health and community partners have started having conversations about supervised injection services. They are asking those who live, work and go to school in Waterloo region for their opinion on these services. You can have your say on Supervised Injection Services through the region’s online survey. To participate in the survey […]

Summertime sun safety

Warm weather has finally arrived in Waterloo region and with it comes a reminder on sun safety. We believe in promoting sun safety through education and working with our community partners, such as Public Health. Creating shaded spaces in our school yards and play areas is a key component of our Sun Safety and Shading […]

2016-17 Grade 7 meningococcal vaccination program update

This information is shared on behalf of Region of Waterloo Public Health. New! Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) will be delivered to Grade 7 students through community clinics offered for the 2016-17 school year. Clinics are drop-in and will run from 3:30pm – 7:30pm. What is Meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is a very serious infection caused by […]

Community Links

Family Compass Waterloo Region Family Compass is your first step to finding community-based services and supports for parents, youth ad children in Waterloo Region. Search for health, social and recreational services and find resources for parents. Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Ontario’s Special Needs Strategy marks the beginning of a new way of delivering services […]

Public Health Parent-Child Communication Survey

Talking to your children about growth and development, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and sexual health can be hard. Please complete a survey to help Public Health and other community agencies determine what parents/guardians need to make it easier to talk to your children about these topics. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes, and will ask […]

Public Health Information

The Waterloo Region District School Board supports the work of the Region of Waterloo Public Health in promoting healthier living, protecting against health threats and preventing disease and injury. Visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website for information about: Head Lice Immunization of students Healthy development in infants, toddlers and elementary school children Dental Clinics […]