Health Canada

Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks.

We are a federal institution that is part of the Health portfolio.

Latest news

Cannabis in Canada.

Cannabis became legal for adults in Canada on October 17, 2018. Get the facts.

Toy safety tips

Learn of potential risks to help protect your child’s health and safety.

Services and information

Consumer product safety

Protect against injury from everyday products, information for parents and professionals, and report an incident.

Drugs and health products

Regulating drugs and health products to support public safety.

Environmental and workplace health

Health effects of environmental and workplace factors including air, noise, soil and water pollution.

Food and nutrition

Controlling and regulating food products, and promoting good health through a nutritious and balanced diet.

Health care system

Our health care system, including commissions and inquiries, eHealth, pharmaceuticals, legislation and guidelines.

Health Concerns

Preventing health problems by educating the public on drugs, diseases and more.

Healthy Living

Supporting your physical, mental and spiritual health through healthy eating, physical activity and more.

Health Science and Research

Helping you make informed decisions about health through science, research and testing.

What we are doing

Corporate information


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