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.
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.
Recalls and alerts
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Authorized Licensed Producers under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
Drug Product Database
Obtaining a natural health product licence
- Food labels
- Safe internal cooking temperatures
Drugs and Health Products: Advisories, Warnings and Recalls
Services and information
Healthy eating tips, information on food allergies, safety standards, labeling, recalls and monitoring food consumption.
Licensing, inspections, buying and using health products, side effects, recalls and complaints.
Process for getting dried and fresh marijuana or cannabis oil for medical purposes.
About the health care system, including services, health cards, program funding and drug coverage.
About health and safety, including recalls and alerts, home, holiday and workplace safety, and radiation.
About the program, benefits and services, eligibility, claims and the appeal process.
Health and safety information, including oral and mental health, and risks of substance abuse, smoking and tobacco.
Pesticide use, recalls and alerts, reporting a problem, health risks and how pesticides are regulated.
Exposure to chemicals, air quality, protection from the sun, pests and pesticides, and safety tips for home and garden.
Controlled substances and chemicals that are used in illegal drug making (precursor chemicals).
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Reporting a safety issue, recalls and alerts, new cosmetic notifications and product safety education and testing.
Health effects and safe handling of chemicals, chemical substance fact sheets and Canada's Chemicals Management Plan.
Talking to teens about drugs, avoiding peer pressure, and risks of alcohol, controlled, illegal and prescription drugs.
Tobacco products, labelling, the effects of smoking, second-hand smoke, prevention, quitting and surveys on tobacco use.
Workplace safety and hazards, including chemical, health and wellness, injury prevention and compensation.
Health science, research, data, monitoring and surveillance, and the determinants of health.
About blood donation and how to become an organ and tissue donor.
How to make emergency kits and plans, prepare for extreme weather, teach children to cope in an emergency and use 9-1-1.
Importing low-cost medicine and devices to treat HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases in developing countries.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Food and Drug Act
- Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act
- Consumer Product Safety Act
- Medical Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations
- Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office: Report on Activities April 2015 – March 2016
- Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Guidelines on Public Engagement
- Report on Plans and Priorities
- Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
- Licensed Natural Health Products
- 2013 National Radon Awareness Survey
- Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction Online Database
- Recalls and Safety Alerts
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