Progress update on Plant and Animal Health Strategy provided to ADM Committee

Rebecca Lee and Deborah Lorenzin
Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director, and Deborah Lorenzin, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives Division, CFIA, presented before the Joint Policy and Regulatory ADM Committee.

CHC and CFIA’s ongoing collaboration with regards to Canada’s Plant and Animal Health Strategy (PAHS) was on display again recently as the two organizations presented at a meeting of FPT (federal, provincial, territorial) Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs) of Agriculture.

The purpose of the presentation was to provide a progress update on a plan to implement the PAHS, to seek feedback from the ADMs, and to discuss next steps in preparing for the Ministers’ Annual Conference in July.

The presentation was well-received, with several ADMs praising the work accomplished to date.

About the Plant and Animal Health Strategy

Canada’s Plant and Animal Health Strategy was drafted together by governments, industry and others who play a role in safeguarding plant and animal health. It charts a path forward for collectively addressing evolving risks to plant and animal health focusing efforts on prevention and increased partner collaboration and coordination.

CHC is a member of the Plant and Animal Health Strategy’s steering committee and is a member of the working group that focuses on prevention.