Building resilient communities and protecting Canadians from the impacts of climate change is a Government of Canada priority. Extreme heat is a critical climate risk to the health of Canadians.
Health authorities and Canadians rely on Health Canada guidance to protect the health of those most at-risk in society. Health Canada is responsible for working with provincial/territorial and local level health authorities to protect health from extreme heat and ensure they have the evidence-based knowledge they need to take effective action. Preventing heat illness and eath can also support reducing downstream health care costs.