Public Engagement

Health Canada engages with Canadians and stakeholders on a variety of health issues by conducting public engagement activities such as consultations, public opinion research and by using external advisory bodies.

The Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Guidelines on Public Engagement aims to strengthen public engagement at HC and PHAC by providing staff with guidance on sound principles, practical tools and templates, promotion of best practice and, leverage of innovative technologies/opportunities across both organizations.


Health Canada regularly conducts consultations with the public and other interested stakeholders which provide the department with an opportunity to hear what Canadians are thinking on a particular issue. The input obtained during these consultations helps form policies and legislation that reflect the concerns of Canadians.

You can visit the  Canada Gazette and  Consulting with Canadians websites for information on consultations at Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and other federal departments/agencies.

If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail us at

Consultations by Subject

You can also click on the links below for a list of current and past consultations by subject.

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