Helping Canadians make informed, healthier food choices by making nutrition facts tables on pre-packaged foods easier to read.
Banned the main source of industrially produced trans fats from Canadian food to lower Canadians’ risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in Canada.
Banned menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps, and most cigars to make them less attractive to youth.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance that can threaten our health by supporting research and releasing a framework to lessen the impact of antimicrobial resistance on Canadians.
Funding Lyme disease research to generate new knowledge to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Increasing vaccination rates to protect families, communities, and vulnerable Canadians from vaccine-preventable diseases that can lead to serious illness and even death.
Supporting better home care and mental health care with new targeted funding over the next 10 years.
Preventing and managing concussions safely by developing the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.
Providing tax relief for the caregivers of a dependent spouse or child with disabilities.
Giving Canadians timely access to care by making investments that improve the organ and tissue donation and transplantation system across Canada.
Reviewing neonicotinoid pesticides to examine potential risks to Canadians’ health and the environment, and develop a plan to protect the safety of Canadians and aquatic insects, which are important food sources for fish, birds, and other animals
There’s still more work to do:
Updating Canada’s Food Guide to strengthen our recommendations about healthy food choices and eating behaviours.
Passing Bill S-228 to protect children from the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages.
Passing Bill S-5, the proposed Tobacco and Vaping Products Act to protect young people from nicotine and tobacco use.
Implementing plain-packaging requirements on tobacco products.
Developing a food policy that promotes healthy living by putting more healthy, high-quality food, that is produced by Canadian farmers, on the tables of families across the country.
Helping people who need it most access affordable healthy food by updating and expanding the Nutrition North program in consultations with northern communities.