Policy Issues

Since the publication of A New Perspective on the Health of Canadians (PDF document) (Lalonde, 1974), Canadians have been leaders in healthy public policy.

This section of the Canadian Best Practices Portal provides an overview of key documents in Canadian and international public health policy as well as links to policy resources and instruments.

The purpose of this section is to provide access to a range of policy documents, resources and instruments. If you would like to recommend a resource to be included on this webpage, please contact us.

Key Policy Documents

Links to key policy documents from Canada and around the world relevant to public health.

Policy Instruments

Links to Canadian, provincial and territorial legislation and standards on public health.

Policy Resources

Links to policy resources that are applicable to public health, including search engines and tools to find, analyze, and interpret policies.


Links to subscriptions for newsletters and listservs focused on public health.