The Info List - Health Canada

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Health Canada
(French: Santé Canada) is the department of the government of Canada
with responsibility for national public health. The current Minister of Health is Ginette Petitpas Taylor, a Liberal Member of Parliament appointed to the position by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


1 Branches, regions and agencies

1.1 Ministers and officers 1.2 Branches 1.3 Agencies

2 Offices 3 Laboratories 4 Compliance and Enforcement 5 International collaboration 6 Related legislation 7 Criticisms 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Branches, regions and agencies[edit] Health Canada
has the following branches, regions and agencies:[2] Ministers and officers[edit]

Minister of Health Deputy Minister - Simon Kennedy[3] Associate Deputy Minister - Paul Glover[4] Chief Public Health Officer


Audit & Accountability Bureau Chief Financial Officer Branch Communications and Public Affairs Branch Corporate Services Branch Departmental Secretariat First Nations & Inuit Health Branch Healthy Environments & Consumer Safety Branch Health Products & Food Branch Legal Services Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch Strategic Policy Branch


Canadian Institutes of Health Research Pest Management Regulatory Agency Public Health Agency of Canada Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Canadian Food Inspection Agency Patented Medicine Prices Review Board


Office of the Cameron Visiting Chair Office of the Chief Dental Officer The National Office of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Nurse Recruitment Public Services Health Medical Centre


Laboratory Centre for Disease Control Sir Frederick G Banting Research Centre

Compliance and Enforcement[edit] The Compliance and Enforcement Directorate supports Health Canada's mission to help Canadians maintain and improve their health by enforcing the laws and regulations related to the production, distribution, importation, sale and/or use of consumer products, tobacco, pest control products, drugs, biologics, medical devices and natural health products. The Directorate conducts inspections and investigations to ensure products are safe, of good quality, and properly labelled and distributed, in order to better protect Canadians from potentially harmful products and consumables. Compliance and Enforcement Directorate is divided into six distinct programs:

Vigilance Program Controlled Substances Program Inspectorate Program Pesticide Control Program Product Safety Program Tobacco Control Program

[5] International collaboration[edit] In December 2016, Health Canada
approved the purchase of a new botulism antitoxin called Botulism
Heptavalent (BAT) from the American-based company Emergent Biosolutions, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Public Health Agency of Canada
has identified botulism as a likely biological terrorist threat.[6] Related legislation[edit] Acts for which Health Canada
has Total or Partial Responsibility[7]

Assisted Human Reproduction Act Canada
Health Act Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Act Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Act Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act Department of Health Act Financial Administration Act Fitness and Amateur Sport Act Food and Drugs Act Hazardous Materials Information Review Act Hazardous Products Act Patent Act Pest Control Products Act Pesticide Residue Compensation Act Quarantine Act Radiation Emitting Devices Act Tobacco Act & Act to Amend the Tobacco Act (Sponsorship)

Acts for which Health Canada
is Involved or has a Special

Broadcasting Act Canada
Labour Code Canada
Medical Act Canada
Shipping Act Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Act Emergency Preparedness Act Energy Supplies Emergency Act Excise Tax Act Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act Feeds Act Immigration and Refugee Protection Act National Parks Act Nuclear Safety and Control Act Non-Smokers Health Act Queen Elizabeth II Canadian Research Fund Act Trade Marks Act

Criticisms[edit] An editorial published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal
Canadian Medical Association Journal
has called for Health Canada
to more strictly regulate natural health products. The editorial cited weaknesses in current legislation that allow natural health products to make baseless health claims, to neglect side-effects research prior to products reaching market, and to be sold without being evaluated by Health Canada.[8] On September 10, 2012 a report on CBC television
CBC television
questioned the safety of drugs sold in North America
North America
.[9] The Brandon Sun reported that Health Canada
is secretive about inspections about drugs manufactured overseas, leaving the public unsure about the safety of these drugs. [10] See also[edit]

Food and Drug Administration
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) European Medicines Agency
European Medicines Agency
(EMA) Health care in Canada First Nations Health Authority Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)


^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/activit/career-carriere/questions-eng.php#q10 ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/index-eng.php ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/minist/deputy-sous/index-eng.php ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/minist/assoc-deputy-sous-deleg/index-eng.php ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/rapb-dgrp/reg/on-eng.php#a5 ^ " Emergent BioSolutions
Emergent BioSolutions
Receives Health Canada
Approval for Botulism Antitoxin". Yahoo Finance. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-01-11.  ^ http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/legislation/acts-lois/index_e.html ^ Gauntlet Editorial Board. "Editorial: Mis-informed consent". Editorial. The Gauntlet. Retrieved 18 December 2011.  ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/09/10/drug-safety-china-india.html?corth Americamp=rss ^ http://www.brandonsun.com/national/breaking-news/health-canada-mum-on-overseas-drug-manufacturing-plant-inspections-researcher-169185796.html?thx=y

External links[edit]

Health Canada Health Canada's channel on YouTube Healthy Canadians Health Canada's MedEffect Adverse Reaction Database Health Canada's It's Your Health section Health Canada
Population Based Case Study Health Canada
Guidances Analysis: New, Final Health Canada
eCTD Guidance for Industry Update from the Regulators: Health Canada

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Departments of the Government of Canada

Principal departments

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadian Heritage Employment and Social Development Environment and Climate Change Finance Fisheries and Oceans Global Affairs Health Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Indigenous and Northern Affairs Innovation, Science and Economic Development Justice National Defence Natural Resources Privy Council Office Public Safety Public Services and Procurement Transport Veterans Affairs

Major agencies

Border Services Agency Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation Canada
Pension Plan Canada
Revenue Agency Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Coast Guard Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Canadian Space Agency Geological Survey of Canada National Research Council of Canada Parks Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Public Prosecution Service of Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service Canada Statistics Canada

Historic/defunct major departments

Canadian International Development Agency Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment Passport Canada Solicitor General of Canada

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Health North America

Sovereign states

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize Canada Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago United States

Dependencies and other territories

Anguilla Aruba Bermuda Bonaire British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Curaçao Greenland Guadeloupe Martinique Montserrat Puerto Rico Saint Barthélemy Saint Martin Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saba Sint Eustatius Sint Maarten Turks and Caicos Islands United States Virgin Islands

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Law enforcement agencies in Canada


Border Services Agency Canadian Forces Military Police Canadian Forces National Investigation Service Canada
Revenue Agency Competition Bureau Correctional Service of Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada
Enforcement Branch Fisheries and Oceans Canada Parliamentary Protective Service Parks Canada
Wardens Royal Canadian Mounted Police Transport Canada


Provincial police

Ontario Provincial Police Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Sûreté du Québec

Other law enforcement

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Alberta Sheriffs Branch British Columbia Sheriff Service British Columbia Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement British Columbia Conservation Officer Service Combined Forces Special
Enforcement Unit – British Columbia Unité permanente anticorruption

Regional and municipal

Abbotsford Police Department Barrie Police Service Belleville Police Brockville Police Service Calgary Police Service Camrose Police Service Central Saanich Police Service Cobourg Police Service Charlottetown Police Department Delta Police Department Durham Regional Police Service Edmonton Police Service Fredericton Police Greater Sudbury Police Service Guelph Police Service Halifax Regional Police Halton Regional Police Service Hamilton Police Service Kativik Regional Police Force Kennebecasis Regional Police Force Kingston Police Lacombe Police Service Lethbridge Police Service London Police Service Medicine Hat Police Service Nelson Police Department New Westminster Police Department Niagara Regional Police Service North Bay Police Service Ottawa Police Service Peel Regional Police Port Moody Police Department Régie intermunicipale de police de la Rivière-du-Nord Regina Police Service Saanich Police Department Saskatoon Police Service Service de police de la Ville de Laval Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil Service de police de la Ville de Montréal Service de police de la Ville de Québec Saugeen Shores Police Service Shelburne Police Service South Simcoe Police Service Summerside Police Department Taber Police Service Thunder Bay Police Service Toronto Police Service Vancouver Police Department Victoria Police Department Waterloo Regional Police Service West Grey Police West Vancouver Police Department Windsor Police Service Winnipeg Police Service York Regional Police


Anishinabek Police Service Calgary Transit Public Safety and Enforcement Section Canadian Pacific Police Service Canadian National Police GO Transit Special
Constables Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams Integrated Security Unit Niagara Parks Police Service Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Ottawa By-law Services McMaster University Security Service Metro Vancouver Transit Police Transit Enforcement Unit Treaty Three Police Service University of Alberta Protective Services University of Toronto Campus Community Police Service YRT/Viva Special
Constable Services Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service

Police Oversight

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team Independent Investigations Office
Independent Investigations Office
(BC) Independent Investigation Unit
Independent Investigation Unit
(MB) Serious Incident Response Team
Serious Incident Response Team
(NS) Special Investigations Unit
Special Investigations Unit
and Office of the Independent Police Review Director (ON)


Alberta Provincial Police British Columbia Provincial Police Dominion Police Manitoba Provincial Police New Brunswick Highway Patrol New Brunswick Provincial Police Newfoundland Ranger Force North-West Mounted Police Nova Scotia Police Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia Prince Edward Island Provincial Police Saskatchewan Provincial Police


Aircraft Protective Officers Auxiliary constables Bylaw enforcement officers Firearms officers Peace officers Special

Boards and Commissions

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Military Police Complaints Commission Toronto Police Services Board Police board


Indigenous police in Canada List of law enforcement agencies in British Columbia List of law enforcement agencies in Canada List of police firearms in Canada Provincial correctional services in Canada


Ontario Provincial Police
Ontario Provincial Police
Museum RCMP Heritage Centre Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections Vancouver Police Museum Winn