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Canadian Government Web Resources on Healthcare

If you are looking for Canadian Government information on Health Care you should consider some of the following web resources:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety : http://www.ccohs.ca/

Established in 1978, CCOHS is a federal departmental corporation reporting to the Parliament of Canada through the federal Minister of Labour. The Centre is governed by a Council representing three key stakeholder groups: government (federal, provincial and territorial), employers, and workers - a structure that mandates the CCOHS' impartial approach to information dissemination.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research : http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. CIHR was created in 2000 under the authority of the CIHR Act and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Health. CIHR's budget for 2008-09 is $928.6 million, of which $132 million is allocated to administering the Networks of Centres of Excellence and Canada Research Chair programs.

CIHR was created to transform health research in Canada by:

* funding more research on targeted priority areas;
* building research capacity in under-developed areas such as population health and health services research;
* training the next generation of health researchers; and
* focusing on knowledge translation, so that the results of research are transformed into policies, practices, procedures, products and services.

Federal Healthcare Partnership : http://www.fhp-pfss.gc.ca/fhp-pfss/home-accueil.asp?lang=eng
The Federal Healthcare Partnership (FHP) was established in 1994, with the approval of the Treasury Board of Canada, to support federal organizations with common interests in relation to maximizing efficiencies and reducing duplication in the delivery of healthcare programs.

Health Canada : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
From Mission and Vision: Information Provider through performing high quality science and research, we support policy development, regulate increasingly-sophisticated products and provide the services, information and management essential to affordable and world-class health care for Canadians. Through research and surveillance, we provide information that Canadians can use to maintain and improve their health.

Public Health Agency of Canada : http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
Mission: To promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

  • Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness (IDEP) Branch

  • Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Branch

  • Public Health Practice and Regional Operations (PHPRO) Branch

  • Strategic Policy, Communications and Corporate Services (SPCCS) Branch

National Research Council : http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/main_e.html
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development. We have been active since 1916.
Search on a variety of topics. E.g., Genomics and Health Initiative; Institute for Nutrisciences and Health etc.
Select the appropriate gateway: Researcher, student, general public, business, teacher.

Industry Canada

Industry Canada's mandate is to help make Canadians more productive and competitive in the knowledge-based economy, thus improving the standard of living and quality of life in Canada. The Department's policies, programs and services help grow a dynamic and innovative economy that:

* provides more and better-paying jobs for Canadians
* supports stronger business growth through continued improvements in productivity and innovation performance
* gives consumers, businesses and investors confidence that the marketplace is fair, efficient and competitive
* ensures a more sustainable economic, environmental and social future for Canadians

Industry Canada aims to help Canadians contribute to the knowledge economy and improve productivity and innovation performance through its three strategic objectives:

1. a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace
2. an innovative economy
3. a competitive industry and sustainable communities

Search for appropriate industrial sector or by subject. E.g.,
Innovation, Research, Science and Technology
• Biotechnology and Life Sciences

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