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

Our current Public Health Agency of Canada website will remain available until the move to is complete.

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July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Learn more about hepatitis viruses and what you can do to protect yourself and others from infection.

Do you have Arthritis?

Learn facts and common myths about Arthritis.

Services and information

Travel health and safety

Travel health and safety risks, and how to prevent illness before and during your trip.

Immunization and vaccines

About immunization, including vaccine safety, vaccination for children and pregnant women, and travel and flu vaccines.

Healthy living

Health and safety information, including oral and mental health, and risks of substance abuse, smoking and tobacco.

Diseases and conditions

About common diseases, immunization and vaccines, food allergies, hand hygiene, and organ and tissue donation.

Science, research and data

Health science, research, data, monitoring and surveillance, and the determinants of health.

Food recalls, risks and outbreaks

Food-related health and safety, including poisoning, recalls and alerts, and outbreaks and investigations.

Public health notices

Outbreak notices and updates, potential health risks to Canadians and how to protect yourself from illness.

Biosafety and biosecurity

Biosafety standards, advisories and notifications, and pathogen safety data sheets.

Violence and abuse

About violence and abuse, including prevention programs and how to get help.

Emergency preparedness

How to make emergency kits and plans, prepare for extreme weather, teach children to cope in an emergency and use 9-1-1.

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Mental health and wellness

About mental health, including services, mental illness and suicide prevention.

Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance

About antibiotic resistance, including its prevention, impact, research and how Canada is responding to the issue.

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Honourable Jane Philpott

Minister of Health


Dr. Siddika-Mithani



Dr. Theresa Tam

Chief Public Health Officer


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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