Economy Families

Increase funding to the Public Health Agency of Canada by $15 million in 2016-2017.

Liberal Platform Page 20 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Dec 2016

Public Health Agency of Canada Quarterly Financial Report

Government of Canada December 31, 2016

When compared to the third quarter of the previous fiscal year, the authorities available for spending for the year have increased by $22 million or 3.8%, from $579.9 million [for fiscal year 2015-16] to $ 601.9 million [for fiscal year 2016-17].

Mar 2016

Improving Immunization Coverage Rates

2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016

Vaccine preventable diseases are still present in some areas of Canada and can lead to serious disability and even death. To help ensure the ongoing health and safety of Canadians, particularly children and those who are immunocompromised, such as the elderly, high levels of immunization coverage among Canadians is required.

Budget 2016 proposes to provide $25 million over five years, starting in 2016–17. With this funding, the Public Health Agency of Canada will update the national immunization coverage goals and disease reduction targets, improve Canada’s ability to identify underand un-immunized Canadians, and develop a focused program to improve vaccine access and uptake.

The 2016 federal budget allocates an additional $25 million over five years to the Public Health Agency of Canada to specifically improve immunization coverage rates. More money might be given to the agency in 2016-2017. This promise status will be updated accordingly when we get the right numbers.