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Our web site provides you with different ways to find information. If you need assistance locating information or using features such as how to search our site, please try one of the links below.

Finding Information

You can find information on the Health Canada Web site by using one of the following methods:

  • Contact Us
    Have a question and want to speak to someone? See our list of contacts to focus your question to the most appropriate area of the Department.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    We invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which addresses many of the most common questions.
  • Navigation
    The pages on the Health Canada Web site include common page elements. Descriptions of the common page elements are provided.
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feeds
    Find out what RSS is and why you might find it useful to use Health Canada RSS feeds.
  • Search Engine
    The search engine offers quick access to information through bilingual (French or English) keyword or phrase searches.
  • Site Map
    The site map is a visual model of the layout and content of the Health Canada Web site.

Accessibility Help

Accessible Alternative Formats

We are committed to fair access to information regardless of the technologies used, and are continually striving to make our site accessible to the broadest range of disabilities and assistive devices. Accessible alternative formats can be made available upon request by contacting Info@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Increasing Text Size

You can change the settings in your web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

  • Internet Explorer
    1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
    2. Select "Text Size".
    3. Select "Larger" or "Largest".
  • Mozilla Firefox
    1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
    2. Select "Text Size".
    3. Select "Increase".
    4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting "Increase".
  • Opera
    1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
    2. Select "Zoom".
    3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.
    4. To increase the text size further, increase the percentage.
  • Netscape
    1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
    2. Select "Text Size".
    3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.

Alternative formats and plug-ins

Information throughout our website is provided in XHTML as the primary format. In some cases, other software formats are provided as alternatives. To open these alternate formats, you may need to download and install one or more of the following on your computer:

  • PDF - They may also be available as Portable Document Format. To view these files you will need Next link will take you to another Web site Adobe Reader. You can also visit the Adobe site for Next link will take you to another Web site online conversion tools for PDF documents.
  • DOC - To view files in Microsoft Word formats, you will need Next link will take you to another Web site Microsoft Word Reader.
  • XLS - To read a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel format, you will need the Next link will take you to another Web site Microsoft Excel Viewer.
  • PPT - To view presentation files in Microsoft PowerPoint format, you will need Next link will take you to another Web site Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.
  • Media Players (for viewing interactive content)
  • Zip files - Zip files compress data and therefore save time and space, and make downloading software faster.

    How do I open a Zip file? After you have installed Zip software, you can open a Zip file by double clicking it in your browser and choosing "Unzip or install from an existing Zip file" in the WinZip Wizard. If you do not have Zip software on your computer, you can download many free versions.