Programs and Initiatives

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) works on a variety of programs and initiatives to improve service delivery for the registrants and consumers, and to build public awareness on sustainable pest management practices.

Here is a sample of them:

6 Natural Resources Departments Pesticides and Pest Management Working Group (6NR)

The mandate of the 6 Natural Resources Departments Pesticides and Pest Management Working Group (6NR WG) is to coordinate, promote and foster closer cooperation between the federal research and regulatory communities working on pesticides and pest management issues.

Membership includes departments and agencies with a research, policy or regulatory capacity related to pesticides and/or pest management, namely:

  • Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC),
  • the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA),
  • Environment Canada (EC),
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO),
  • Health Canada (HC), and
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

The 6 NR WG focuses on identifying, prioritizing and coordinating pesticide research and monitoring activities and on facilitating the timely transfer of results to support decision making. This cooperation contributes to strengthening science-based decision making in the regulation of pesticides and the identification of effective risk mitigation strategies.

More Information

To know more about our programs and initiatives, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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