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Risk Assessment Framework

In April 2014, Health Canada committed in its Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework to making more information available. As part of this initiative, Health Canada committed to making available its Consumer Product Safety Program Risk Assessment Framework.

The Risk Assessment Framework provides clarity and transparency to internal and external stakeholders on the principles and processes associated with risk assessment in the Program. Because the Program operates primarily under a post-market regime and cannot address all issues, the Risk Assessment Framework also helps establish a risk-based approach to determine where the Program should focus its attention.

The Risk Assessment Framework Summary provides an accessible summary of the Risk Assessment Framework. This summary is geared towards communicating the principles and processes associated with risk assessment in the Program to a broader audience.

Risk Assessment Framework Summary

If you would like a copy of the full Risk Assessment Framework, please contact the Consumer Product Safety Directorate (Health Canada) by email (CCPSA-LCSPC@hc-sc.gc.ca).