Unlocking K/W’s Health Inspection Records

In an era where transparency and accessibility are paramount, the Region of Waterloo Public Health has launched an invaluable online resource: Check it! We inspect it. This innovative tool grants residents and visitors of Waterloo Region unprecedented access to public health inspection records. Whether you’re curious about the cleanliness of your favorite restaurant, the safety of your child’s daycare, or the hygiene standards of your local beauty salon, this platform offers insight into the health practices of various facilities.

Understanding the Tool:

Upon visiting the Check it! We inspect it. website, users are greeted with a wealth of information about the purpose and scope of the platform. It’s emphasized that the tool is a public service provided by the Region of Waterloo Public Health, designed to inform rather than endorse or support any specific business or facility.

The tool covers inspections across a range of facilities, including food establishments, beauty salons, body art studios, recreational water venues, and daycares. This comprehensive approach ensures that users can make informed decisions about the places they frequent and trust with their well-being.

The records present in the tool cover the past 6 months of enforcement actions taken in Region of Waterloo health inspections. Below are the past 6 months of records currently housed in the Check it! We Inspect It. tool. Inside the tool you can select specific records and read further details of what enforcement action was taken.

Navigating Inspection Reports:

A key feature of the Check it! We inspect it. tool is its user-friendly interface, allowing individuals to easily access and review inspection reports. It’s encouraged for users to delve into the history of inspections for a fuller picture of compliance over time. This emphasis on transparency empowers consumers to make informed decisions based on a facility’s track record rather than a single snapshot in time.

You can access the tool through the waterloo region website or by accessing it here.

Ensuring Accuracy and Integrity:

While the tool strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the Region of Waterloo Public Health acknowledges that there may be occasional delays or data-entry errors. Users are reminded to approach the information with a discerning eye and are encouraged to report any discrepancies they may encounter.

How to Engage:

The Check it! We inspect it. tool doesn’t just stop at providing information; it actively encourages user engagement. Individuals are invited to contact the Region of Waterloo Public Health with any questions, concerns, or feedback they may have. Whether it’s via their email form or phone at 519-575-4400 (TTY: 519-575-4608), the team is dedicated to ensuring that users have a seamless experience and that their inquiries are addressed promptly.

Taking Action:

In addition to accessing inspection reports, the platform also provides avenues for users to take action. Whether it’s submitting a complaint about a facility or requesting the inclusion of a business not listed on the platform, Check it! We inspect it. empowers individuals to be proactive about public health in their community.

If there is a business or facility not listed, you may complete this form or call at the number listed in this article. Note that they do not deal with complaints related to the quality of goods and services offered. For this type of complaint, they ask that you contact the facility directly.

If you wish to file a complaint about a regulated health care professional or health care setting, please go to the Infection Prevention and Control Lapse site: https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/IPAC.aspx