Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada empowers Canadians to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats.
We are a federal institution that is part of the Health portfolio.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Public Health Agency of Canada website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Get the facts on legalizing and regulating cannabis
How the Cannabis Act would restrict access to cannabis, protect public health and safety, and set criminal penalties.
Know the risks. Help stop opioid overdoses.
Learn about opioids, their side effects and how to avoid misuse.
Canadian Immunization Guide
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment
Travel health notices
Where are you travelling?
Public Health Notices
- Zika virus
Canada Communicable Disease Report
Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections
Food Safety: Common causes of food illnesses
Services and information
Travel health and safety risks, and how to prevent illness before and during your trip.
About immunization, including vaccine safety, vaccination for children and pregnant women, and travel and flu vaccines.
Health and safety information, including oral and mental health, and risks of substance abuse, smoking and tobacco.
About common diseases, immunization and vaccines, food allergies, hand hygiene, and organ and tissue donation.
Health science, research, data, monitoring and surveillance, and the determinants of health.
Food-related health and safety, including poisoning, recalls and alerts, and outbreaks and investigations.
Outbreak notices and updates, potential health risks to Canadians and how to protect yourself from illness.
Biosafety standards, advisories and notifications, and pathogen safety data sheets.
About violence and abuse, including prevention programs and how to get help.
How to make emergency kits and plans, prepare for extreme weather, teach children to cope in an emergency and use 9-1-1.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Department of Health Act
- Public Health Agency of Canada Act
- Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
- Quarantine Act
- Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Guidelines on Public Engagement
- Chief Public Health Officer's Reports on the State of Public Health in Canada
- Canada Communicable Disease Report
- FluWatch 2012-2013
- 2013 West Nile Virus Data
- 2012 HIV/AIDS Attitudinal Tracking Survey
- Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System 1999/2000-2010/2011
Tackling antimicrobial resistance in Canada
Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning about its causes, impact and which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant.
Find helpful resources for a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Take care of your teeth and mouth
Discover how to take care of your teeth and prevent oral diseases.
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