About us

Our team of public health inspectors works to prevent and remove hazards to keep public places safe. We offer the following services in schools:

  • Consultations and approvals for food services in schools, and routine inspections of permitted food services (e.g., cafeterias, canteens, breakfast programs, and food preparation areas)
  • Follow-up support on illness and outbreaks, including guidance on cleaning and disinfecting
  • Samples and testing for safe drinking water
  • Expert advice on how schools can cope with emergencies, like:
    • Loss or interruption of water, heat, or power
    • Remediation following flooding or sewage back-ups
    • Poor outdoor air quality (e.g., forest fires)
  • Information and referrals for students and families needing support with:
    • Quality child care
    • Rental housing health and safety (e.g., bed bugs in the home)
    • Indoor air quality (e.g., issues of mould, asbestos or radon)

We also deliver in-person and online training sessions, and develop resources to address common questions. Here are some of our most popular resources for schools:

How to reach us

For more information about our services, visit www.ahs.ca/eph

To reach the public health inspector for your school, email SHE@ahs.ca or call the office nearest you:

  • Lethbridge: 403-388-6689
  • Calgary: 403-943-2288
  • Red Deer: 1-877-360-6366
  • Edmonton: 780-735-1800
  • Grande Prairie: 780-513-7517

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