Health Canada is committed to making this country's population among the healthiest in the world and works closely with other federal departments, agencies and health stakeholders to reduce health and safety risks to Canadians.
What is Health Canada's role?
We are responsible for ensuring that human health is included as a component of environmental assessments. The goal is to ensure that health implications of proposed development projects, including mines, highways and energy projects, which involve the federal government, are identified and evaluated to minimize risks to human health.
Through our Environmental Assessment Division (EAD), Health Canada provides single-window access to all departmental activities under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).
Our responsibilities include: