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Statement from Health Canada on COVID-19 Serological Tests

| Health Canada | statements

Today, following priority scientific review, Health Canada authorized the first COVID 19 serological test for use in Canada, the DiaSorin LIAISON®. Canadian laboratories will use the test to detect antibodies specific to COVID-19.


Message from the Minister of Health – National Physicians' Day

| Health Canada | statements

National Physicians' Day provides an opportunity for all of us to give a heartfelt thank you to physicians, residents and medical students across our country, and this year, that recognition is even more important.


Government of Canada introduces new digital initiatives to its suite of virtual tools for COVID‑19

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, together with the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced two new additions to the Government of Canada’s suite of virtual tools to support the health and wellness of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19

| Health Canada | news releases

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, launched a new portal dedicated to mental wellness on Canada.ca/coronavirus and the Canada COVID-19 app. Wellness Together Canada will connect Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and will make it easier to find credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues.


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