Information for Community Partners
Toronto Public Health and its community partners work together to reduce the risks of heat-related illness due to extreme heat.
For public health and emergency management:
- Communicating the Health Risks of Extreme Heat Events: Toolkit for Public Health and Emergency Management Officials
- It's way too hot! Protect Yourself from Extreme Heat
- Keep children cool! Protect Your Child from Extreme Heat
- You're active in the heat. You're at risk! Protect Yourself from Extreme Heat
For health care workers
- Extreme Heat Events Guidelines: Technical Guide for Health Care Workers
- Acute Care During Extreme Heat : Recommendations and Information for Health Care Workers
- Community Care During Extreme Heat: Heat Illness: Prevention and Preliminary Care
- Health Facilities Preparation for Extreme Heat: Recommendations for Retirement and Care Facility Managers
Toronto Public Health developed heat vulnerability maps to characterize the geographic patterns of vulnerability to heat in the City. These maps are intended to support community agencies in hot weather planning/response and are best used in combination with the current knowledge of your agencies service areas and the outreach conducted.
Community agencies serving vulnerable people may consider establishing a heat registry program. The City of Toronto has developed a guide for agencies wishing to set up such a program.
Heat presentation for seniors
This presentation can be used to educate staff within your community agency on how to protect vulnerable seniors from extreme heat.
Teach seniors how to beat the heat by distributing the fact sheet, Tips to Beat the Heat.
Tips to Beat the Heat for Seniors (PDF)
Last updated July 2012