Chemical substances

Assessing and managing the health and environmental risks of chemical substances under the Chemicals Management Plan.

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Canada's approach on chemicals

How Canada evaluates and regulates chemical substances, including through the Chemicals Management Plan.

Third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan

Assessments, science approach documents, work plans and update notices for the third phase of the Chemicals Management Plan.

Chemicals Management Plan

How Canada is lowering chemical risks to humans and the environment.

Performance measurement for toxic substances

Evaluation of the effectiveness of risk management actions

Petroleum Sector Stream Approach

How petroleum substances are assessed and managed. 

Fact sheets

Key facts on chemical substances, risk assessment and management.

Substance Groupings Initiative

Our plan to identify, manage the health and environmental impacts of 9 groupings of chemical substances.

Latest news

See the latest from our media room.

Micro-organisms Initiative

How micro-organism strains are assessed and managed.

Challenge Initiative

How high-priority chemical substances are assessed and managed.


A complete glossary of terms related to chemical substances and our work.

Contact us

How to contact us.

Organizations managing chemical substances

How we are working with industry to reduce risk, pollution and waste.

General public: Information on chemicals and pollutants

Visit Do it for a Healthy Home for tips to protect your family from chemicals and pollutants in the home.


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