Consultation on the regulation of self-care products

From Health Canada

Current status: Open

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.


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.


This consultation is looking for comments from:

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


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.

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 City/Location Details
September 7 to October 24, 2016 (registration is over) Online n/a This consultation is now closed.
April 4, 2017
(Registration is over)
Saskatchewan Saskatoon This consultation is now closed.
April 5, 2017
(Registration is over)
British Columbia Vancouver This consultation is now closed.
April 20, 2017
(Registration is over)
Northwest Territories Yellowknife This consultation is now closed.
April 24, 2017
(registration full)
Quebec Montreal In-person consultation session
Register to: April 28, 2017
Halifax In-person consultation session
NEW! Register to: May 1, 2017 (available in English only) Online Webinar WebEx consultation session
May 2, 2017
(registration full)
Ontario Toronto (downtown  location) In-person consultation session
Register to: May 3, 2017
Ontario Toronto (airport location) In-person consultation session
Register to: May 5, 2017 (available in French only) Online Webinar WebEx consultation session

May 5, 2017 (available in English only)
(registration full)

Online Webinar WebEx consultation session

What we heard report

Read the report of the 2016 consultation.

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


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