The Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control (MACTC) operates in accordance with the January 2003 Terms of Reference.
The role of the Council is to advise the Minister of Health and the Tobacco Control Programme on strategic issues related to policies, legislation and research required for the effective implementation of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. Further, the role of the Council is to provide advice on consultation and public engagement activities to ensure that Health Canada has access to the broadest base of stakeholder involvement possible.
The MACTC consists of 13 members who bring demonstrated expertise, experience and commitment in tobacco use reduction in Canada.
The Council draws on the diverse expertise from the national/regional anti-tobacco organizations, health professions (e.g. physicians, nurses, dentists), First Nations and Inuit organizations, research institutions, youth, and the social marketing sector. In addition, consideration is given to ethno-cultural diversity, gender, language, and regional representation.
Early in its mandate, MACTC conducted a visioning and strategic planning exercise and established the following criteria to guide which issues require its involvement and input:
We would like to acknowledge those individuals and agencies that contributed to the Council over the year. Your perspectives, insights and information were invaluable contribution to our commitment to dynamic intelligence gathering and information-sharing.