This guide provides links to official sources of government information on public policy and statistics relating to health care.
For other sources of government statistics use the Government Statistics guide.
Public Health Agency Canada Chronic Disease InfoBase profiles the epidemiology of major non-communicable diseases in Canada including most current cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, by province/territory and by regional health unit. Demographic, mortality, morbidity, risk factor and related health care data are currently available.
The CHT and CST are federal transfers which support specific policy areas such as health care, post-secondary education, social assistance and social services, early childhood development and childcare which impact issues of health and well-being.
Funded by Health Canada, the Health Council operates as an independent nonprofit agency, with members of the corporation being the ministers of health of the participating jurisdictions.
Quick links to health ministries for provinces and territories (via Health Canada)
Ministere de la Sante et des Services sociaux
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Pan-American Health Organization
Provincial health legislation can usually be found on the websites of departments of health for each province and territory. Click on the map to go directly to a provincial health agency.