A good scientific knowledge base is essential for Health Canada to anticipate and respond appropriately to emerging health and safety issues. Research and related scientific activities play an important role in many decision-making processes at Health Canada. This knowledge contributes to the development of regulations, policies and programs and the delivery of services and information.
Health Canada conducts and invests in research to support strategic, evidence-based decision making in the management of Canada's food system and the promotion of food safety, nutrition and healthy eating in Canada. We also collaborate on research with other governments, academia and other stakeholders and consider research generated by others in our decision-making.
Read about Health Canada's research activities in the areas of food, nutrition, healthy eating, microbiology and toxicology.