Consumer Health Products Canada is the industry association that represents the companies that make evidence-based over-the-counter medicines and natural health products.

These are the products you can find in medicine cabinets in every Canadian home. From sunscreens and vitamins to pain relievers and allergy medications, people use consumer health products to maintain their health and manage their minor ailments. This is a fundamental part of self-care which is vital to the health of Canadians and the sustainability of our health care system.

What we do:

CHP Canada has been the leading advocate for the consumer health products industry for close to 120 years. We have been involved in shaping virtually every piece of legislation, regulation or policy that affects the consumer health products that Canadians rely on to manage their personal health. We are committed to working with our members, government, and the broader health care sector to enhance the contribution that self-care with consumer health products makes to the health of Canadians and the sustainability of our healthcare system.

Our Vision:

Canada is a global leader in advancing innovation and growth in an evidence-based consumer health product marketplace, providing Canadians with safe and effective self-care options.

Our Mission:

As the trusted voice of the evidence-based consumer health products industry, we work collaboratively with stakeholders and governments to help shape a policy and regulatory environment that recognizes the value of self-care and supports the growth of the industry. This ensures Canadians have access to a wide range of safe and effective products to maintain and improve their health. 

We do this by:

- Advocating on behalf of our members;
- Communicating the value of self-care;
- Being the centre of expertise on issues that affect our industry; and
- Providing members with the information, tools and services.

Our values: 

Our mission is accomplished by working according to a common set of values shared by CHP Canada staff and our members. 

Integrity: We are committed to the highest level of integrity in every aspect of our work.  We act with honesty and ensure an evidence-based approach in all we do. 

Teamwork & Respect: We maintain a culture of teamwork and respect where every CHP Canada employee and every member is treated equally and where we value working together to meet our common goals.

Transparency: We openly communicate with our members regarding all our decisions and actions.

Accountability: We ensure our advocacy positions are evidence-based and that consumer safety is paramount in all our decisions.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do though continuous improvement.   

Leadership: We stay at the leading edge of the industry’s development by always looking towards the future.