Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments collaborate on various health care policy and programming issues.
The key vehicle for strengthening partnership and collaboration is the annual Conference of Ministers of Health where Canada's ministers of Health discuss a broad range of issues. Ministers of Health are supported by the Conference of Deputy Ministers of Health which holds regular conferences and meetings.
In addition, four advisory committees comprised of senior officials discuss health care issues on an ongoing basis and provide advice directly to deputy ministers. These committees are the: