Good health depends on good science.
Applied science activities, such as food inspection, disease tracking, and compliance testing of consumer products are performed every day by Health Canada scientists to ensure the health and safety of Canadians.
In addition, research and applied science are used to help develop the department's policies and programs. The work of our scientists and researchers helps influence decisions about diseases, hazardous substances, food and drugs, consumer products, tobacco and much more.
In this section, you will read about the important role science and research plays at Health Canada. You will find out how science is conducted and discover the many types of science performed in the department.
You will have access to the latest science and research news coming out of Health Canada. You will also find out about some of the ways we promote awareness of science and research, including our annual Health Canada Science Forum and our Science Ambassadors program.