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The Centre for Biosecurity (the Centre) delivers a national Compliance and Enforcement Program under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR), as well as of certain provisions of the Health of Animals Act and associated regulations (HAA/HAR) in order to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens, terrestrial animal pathogens (excluding pathogens that cause emerging or foreign animal diseases (FAD), and toxins.
"The Canadian Biosafety Guidelines have been developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as an ongoing series of biosafety and biosecurity themed guidance documents. In Canada, most facilities where human and terrestrial animal pathogens or toxins are handled and stored are regulated by the PHAC and the CFIA under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA), Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR), Health of Animals Act (HAA), and Health of Animals Regulations (HAR). Regulated facilities are required to develop and maintain a biosecurity plan, in accordance with the requirements established in the Canadian Biosafety Standard (CBS), 2nd Edition. The Canadian Biosafety Handbook (CBH), 2nd Edition aims to provide stakeholders with support and guidance on how to conduct biosecurity risk assessments and the core components of a robust biosecurity plan to appropriately address biosecurity risks with the pathogens and toxins in their possession.
This guideline describes best practices for conducting a biosecurity risk assessment in an organization where human or animal pathogens, toxins, or other regulated infectious material are handled or stored. The biosecurity risks associated with the handling and storing of pathogens and toxins can be minimized through the application of appropriate mitigation measures identified through the risk assessment process.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) conducts biosafety and biosecurity inspections to verify organizations’ compliance with the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act (HPTA), the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR), and the applicable sections of the Health of Animals Act and Health of Animals Regulations (HAA/HAR).
The inspections allow PHAC to determine if an organization meets the conditions of its
Pathogen and Toxin Licence, as well as to identify deficiencies and provide corrective
measures to prevent serious safety risks.
This report tells the story of how the Centre took action to ensure a successful transition to the new regulatory regime by managing change, promoting compliance among regulated parties, and influencing global biosafety and biosecurity regulatory efforts leading up to and throughout the ensuing year.
This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP). The evaluation examined the CAPC and CPNP's activities from April 2015 to August 2020.
The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes. The results of Justice Canada's audits are posted on our Web site to promote public accountability and transparency.
The objective of publishing departmental internal audit performance results, in the form of key compliance attributes, is to provide pertinent information to stakeholders (Canadians, parliamentarians) regarding the professionalism, performance and impact of the internal audit function in departments.
The 2013 Internal Audits addressed: the Justice Canada emergency Management Program and the Business Continuity Planning Program.
PHAC developed this Regulatory Openness and Transparency Framework (ROTF) with a view to contribute to the protection and promotion of the health of Canadians and their confidence in the regulatory system through timely and open communications on issues important to their well-being. The ROTF is consistent with the Government of Canada’s priorities related to Open GovernmentFootnote1, helps deliver on the Government’s commitments under the Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management, and will strengthen and increase the relevance of PHAC’s regulatory policies, through engagement, transparency, and accountability.
Public health involves the organized efforts of society that aim to keep people healthy and to prevent illness, injury and premature death. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has put in place programs, services and policies to help protect and promote the health of all Canadians and residents of Canada. In Canada, public health is a responsibility that is shared by all three levels of government in collaboration with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, health professionals and the public.
This Plan outlines the Agency's priorities for the year and it is a guide to help Canadians understand the diverse and strategic ways the Agency strengthens public health at all levels.