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.

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Be Heart Smart in the Winter

Learn how to appreciate both the benefits and risks to your heart this chilly season.

Working for Canadians

A new story series on how the Public Health Agency of Canada works to prevent disease and improve the health of Canadians. Learn about what's involved and how our employees make things happen.

Services and information

Public Health Notices

Find notices of disease outbreaks or possible health risks to Canadians. Get information on how to protect yourself.

Infectious diseases

Learn about diseases, vaccination, blood, organ and tissue donation and keeping clean.

Chronic diseases

Discover what may decrease or increase your risks for different long-term health issues.

Travel Health

Find help to prepare for safe travel anywhere. Avoid disease, illness or other safety risks away from home.

Food Safety

Access the latest food recalls or learn about food allergies, illness and handling food safely.

Immunization and vaccines

Learn about immunizing and vaccines, including vaccine-preventable diseases, schedules and Canada's vaccine safety network. 

Emergency preparedness and response

Learn about how we prepare to keep the public safe from epidemics or other possible threats.

Health promotion

Learn to improve health at all life stages and about the risks of substance abuse, smoking and tobacco.

Injury Prevention

Get the facts about injuries and how to prevent them, at work or home, for any age.

Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity

Pathogen hazards, exposure reporting and licensing, training and regulating laboratories or containment zones.

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We collect facts on health methods, how disease spreads, the safe handling of viruses, blood, medicine and more.

Public health practice 

Plan a career in public health or access tools, networks and training for public health specialists.

Funding Opportunities

Read about our grants and contributions programs, how and why we give funding and who has had funding from us.

A-Z index

Press a letter, type in your own word(s) or scroll the index to find any topic on our web site.

What's New - 2018

From food or product recalls to the latest health science, get the news from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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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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