Consultation on the regulation of self-care products

From Health Canada

Current status: The public consultation is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

You are invited to comment on our proposed approach to self-care product regulation in Canada.

We will host consultation sessions both in person and online, starting in April 2017. At this time we will seek your input on the refined proposal regarding the regulation of self-care products.

Why

We are looking to modernize the regulation of self-care products, including:

  • cosmetics
  • natural health products
  • non-prescription drugs

We are committed to openness and transparency and we want you to have your say throughout the process.

Who

This consultation is looking for comments from:

  • consumers and consumer associations
  • industry and industry associations
  • healthcare professionals
  • academia and regulators
  • Indigenous Canadians

What

In 2016, we created a document: Consulting Canadians on the Regulation of Self-Care Products in Canada. From September 7, 2016 to October 24, 2016, we asked for your input on this document online.

Now, we want your comments on the refined proposal on the regulation of self-care products.

We will hold consultation sessions:

  • in-person at various cities across Canada
  • online via WebEx

When and where

In-person consultation sessions will begin in April 2017. Each consultation will last half a day. Please see our table below for information on dates and locations. Any added sessions or changes will be posted in the table.

How to participate

Dates and locations for upcoming consultations can be found in the table below, along with links to register (as available).

Space may be limited for some online and in-person consultation sessions.

Consultation sessions dates, locations and registration

Note: Dates are subject to change and additional cities may be added.

Registration and date Province/Territory Location Details
June 29, 2017 (available in English only) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
June 29, 2017 (available in French only) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
June 27, 2017 Quebec Montreal This consultation is now closed.
June 21, 2017 Ontario Toronto (airport location) This consultation is now closed.
June 14, 2017 British Columbia Vancouver This consultation is now closed.
June 13, 2017 Alberta Edmonton This consultation is now closed.
June 9, 2017 (available in English only) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
May 5, 2017 (available in English only) (registration is over) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
May 5, 2017 (available in French only) (registration is over) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
May 3, 2017 (registration is over) Ontario Toronto (airport location) This consultation is now closed.
May 2, 2017 (registration is over) Ontario Toronto (downtown location) This consultation is now closed.
May 1, 2017 (available in English only) (registration is over) Online Webinar This consultation is now closed.
April 28, 2017 (registration is over) Nova Scotia Halifax This consultation is now closed.
April 24, 2017 (registration is over) Quebec Montreal This consultation is now closed.
April 20, 2017 (registration is over) Northwest Territories Yellowknife This consultation is now closed.
April 5, 2017 (registration is over) British Columbia Vancouver This consultation is now closed.
April 4, 2017 (registration is over) Saskatchewan Saskatoon This consultation is now closed.
September 7 to October 24, 2016 (registration is over) Online N/A This consultation is now closed.

Contact us

Health Canada – Health Products and Food Branch
Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate
250 Lanark Avenue, A.L. 2003C
Ottawa, Ontario
 K1A 0K9

Email: selfcareproducts-produitsautosoins@hc-sc.gc.ca

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