Public Engagement

The Public Health Agency of Canada engages with Canadians and stakeholders on a variety of health issues by conducting public engagement activities such as consultations, public opinion research and by using external advisory bodies.

The Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada Guidelines on Public Engagement aims to strengthen public engagement at HC and PHAC by providing staff with guidance on sound principles, practical tools and templates, promotion of best practice and, leverage of innovative technologies/opportunities across both organizations.


The Public Health Agency of Canada regularly conducts consultations with the public and other interested stakeholders which provide the agency with an opportunity to hear what Canadians are thinking on a particular issue. The input obtained during these consultations helps form policies and legislation that reflect the concerns of Canadians.

You can visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites for information on consultations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and other federal departments/agencies.

If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail us at

Stakeholder Registry

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are committed to openness and transparency. We've designed a new stakeholder registry that will help you stay informed of the latest consultations and participate in our engagement activities.

Click the button below to create your own profile or log in to your account.

For more information, please consult our FAQs or contact us at any time by email at

External Advisory Bodies

External Advisory Bodies (EABs) are established by the Minister of Health, Chief Public Health Officer or the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to provide valuable, objective and specialized high quality credible expert opinions and advice from individuals on specific matters within the scope of the Agency's mandate.

For more information on their mandate, please visit External Advisory Bodies.

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