It is estimated that up to one in eight Canadian couples experiences infertility. Increasingly, Canadians experiencing infertility as well as single parents and same-sex couples are turning to assisted human reproduction (AHR) procedures to help build their families.
This section provides information about AHR and the federal government's work in this area.
Health Canada is the Canadian federal authority responsible for developing policy and regulations under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act and for administering and enforcing the Act and its regulations. Prior to October 1, 2012, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC) was responsible for administering and enforcing the Act and its regulations. However, in Budget 2012, the Government of Canada announced that it would wind down AHRC, in response to the 2010 ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada that significantly reduced the federal role in assisted human reproduction.
If you have a question about the Assisted Human Reproduction Act or wish to make a complaint or allegation of non-compliance with the Act, you can contact Health Canada in one of the following ways:
Address Locator 0900C2
Toll free: 1-866-225-0709
Teletypewriter: 1-800-465-7735 (Service Canada)