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.

We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.

Our current Health Canada website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.

Latest news

Get the facts on legalizing and regulating cannabis

How the Cannabis Act would restrict access to cannabis, protect public health and safety, and set criminal penalties.

Know the risks. Help stop opioid overdoses.

Learn about opioids, their side effects and how to avoid misuse.

Services and information

Consumer 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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