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.

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Jordan's Principle

Information about Jordan’s Principle, including contacts for First Nations families

About the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

How the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act protects those who help save a life during an overdose situation.

Services and information

Chemicals and product safety

Protect against injury from products and report an incident. Information for parents, industry and professionals.

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.

First Nations and Inuit Health

Improving the health of First Nations and Inuit through disease prevention, health care services, benefits and more.

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.

Science and Research

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

What we are doing

Corporate information

Minister

The Honourable Jane Philpott MP

Minister of Health

Management

Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister

Management

Christine Donoghue

Associate Deputy Minister

Features

Food allergies

Be alert, be safe.

Medical assistance in dying

Learn about the request process, who is eligible and who can provide the service.

Furniture tip-overs

See how you can protect your kids from furniture that could tip over.

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