Health Canada

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.

Services and information

Product Safety

Recalls and alerts. Standards and regulations for consumers. Health risks for pest control and chemical products.

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

Information on Canada's food guide, food labels, food recalls and outbreaks, food safety, how we monitor and measure food and nutrient consumption.

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.

Ministers and management

The Honourable Mark Holland

Minister of Health

The Honourable Ya'ara Saks

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health

Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada - Eric Costen

Acting Deputy Minister of Health Canada


Donating blood

Donating blood

Book an appointment to donate blood.

Protect your eyes from the sun

Protect your eyes from the sun

Tips for choosing sunglasses.

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