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.


Sun safety: Protect yourself from the sun

May is national sun, and skin cancer awareness month.

Play it safe

Protect your head with a properly fitted helmet.

What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable Mark Holland
Minister of Health


The Honourable Ya'ara Saks
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health


Eric Costen
Acting Deputy Minister


Celiac disease awareness month

About the disease and its treatment.

Learn about food allergies

May: Food Allergy Awareness Month.

Food guide: Toolkit for educators

Help kids develop healthy eating habits.

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