Pan-Canadian Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Animal Health

Pan-Canadian Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Animal Health

In recognition of the growing threat of AMR, the Government of Canada, in collaboration with federal, provincial, and territorial partners developed and finalized the Pan-Canadian Action Plan (PCAP) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The PCAP provides a 5-year multi-jurisdictional and multi-sectoral roadmap for concerted action to address AMR. 

In October 2023, Animal Health Canada (AHC) in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada initiated a ‘network of network’ project called “Supporting animal health antimicrobial resistance (AMR) governance and the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Action Plan (PCAP)”. Its aim was to develop a leadership team and plan for the implementation of the PCAP on AMR in animal health.

On November 22, 2023, AHC held a Strategic Planning Workshop with a diverse group of 80+ stakeholder organizations to have dynamic discussions, collaborative problem-solving, and a shared commitment to fostering responsible antimicrobial use. The session was followed by a stakeholder survey to further clarify objectives. The details of activities are now available to read in the project summary report.

Setting the Path Forward: Leadership Action for the Pan-Canadian Action Plan (PCAP) for AMR in Animal Health
AMR Strategic Planning Workshop Report Summary

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