Health Canada’s regulatory role

How Health Canada regulates products and manages health risks.


How Health Canada’s regulations protect Canadians

How we regulate product safety, provide health information and reduce environmental risks and illegal drug and tobacco use.

What Health Canada regulates

An overview of the products and health risks Health Canada regulates.

What Health Canada does as a regulator

What we do as a regulator to evaluate and approve products, set requirements, monitor safety and enforce compliance. Also find out how we communicate health risks.

Science-based decisions at Health Canada

How we use science to make regulatory decisions and conduct risk assessments. Also learn about our research and discoveries.

How Health Canada engages and informs Canadians

Provide your views when Health Canada makes regulatory decisions. Also learn about the ways we help you to protect and improve your health.

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