Heat Information for Community Agencies
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
- Health Canada’s new heat resources
- 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
Heat Vulnerability Maps for Toronto
Toronto Public Health has developed heat vulnerability maps to capture the geographic patterns of heat vulnerability 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.
Heat Registry Manual
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.