Overview of Enhancements Made to Ontario’s Tobacco Inspection System (TIS) for 2012/2013


The Program Training and Consultation Centre and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care partnered to deliver a webinar on Ontario’s Tobacco Inspection System (TIS).

The Tobacco Inspection System is a database used by 36 public health units in Ontario to report on inspection activities for compliance with various aspects of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.  Since its inception in 2007, TIS has evolved from a simple data collection tool and has become an important component in how the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care monitors progress across the province towards enforcing the various sections of the SFOA and other key performance enforcement indicators. TIS allows for the data capture and management of inspection activity such as: routine inspections, re-inspections resulting from corrective action, high volume of charges laid, as well as issuing Automatic Prohibitions. The TIS system has several built-in modules including prosecution tracking. The function of the Prosecution Tracking Module is to inform the MOHLTC and to assist the PHUs in tracking SFOA court activity along the continuum from the filing of Part I and Part III charges through to the final decision and outcomes in court.

The webinar focused on the changes and updates that have been implemented to Ontario’s TIS in the 2012/13 fiscal year, based on requests that were received by public health units from a survey that was distributed in March 2012. The TIS Prosecution Tracking Module was also reviewed. Participants learned about the recent enhancements made to Ontario’s Tobacco Inspection System up to March 31st, 2013 and about the TIS Prosecution Tracking Module functionality.

Date of Resource:2013/11/11
Target Audience:This webinar will be of interest to individuals who are designated to enforce the SFOA, including, Tobacco Enforcement Officers, Tobacco Control Coordinators and Enforcement Managers.
Topic:Ontario’s Tobacco Inspection System (TIS)

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