Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance
Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning about its causes, impact and which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant. Also discover helpful resources.
Services and information
Learn how antibiotic resistance develops, how resistant bacteria are spread and how to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Discover which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant and why they can be difficult to treat.
Know the risks of antibiotic resistance to human health and who is most at risk.
Help prevent antibiotic resistance by following these tips on avoiding illness and using antibiotics responsibly.
Learn how antibiotic use and resistance are researched and monitored in Canada
Find print-ready and online resources to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance.
We are working to prevent, limit and control the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Learn how the Government of Canada monitors AMR and supports the proper use of antimicrobials (antibiotics) in both humans and animals.
Learn about antimicrobial resistance and animals, surveillance, policy development and outreach activities.
Stories about when antibiotics stop working.
What we are doing
- Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System 2017 Report - Executive Summary
- National Laboratory Surveillance of Invasive Streptococcal Disease in Canada - Annual Summary 2015
- National Surveillance of Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Neisseria gonorrhoeae – 2015
- Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) 2015 Annual Report
Policies, acts and regulations
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