About the Agency

Who We Are

What We Do

Mission:

To promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

Vision:

Healthy Canadians and communities in a healthier world.

Values:

Mandate

The role of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to:

  • Promote health;
  • Prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries;
  • Prevent and control infectious diseases;
  • Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies;
  • Serve as a central point for sharing Canada's expertise with the rest of the world;
  • Apply international research and development to Canada's public health programs; and
  • Strengthen intergovernmental collaboration on public health and facilitate national approaches to public health policy and planning.
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