Introduction – Chapter 2 – Page 11-CN-EN

The Responsibility of the Federal Government as it Pertains to the Health Care System

The federal government’s roles in health care include setting and administering national principles for the system under the Canada Health Act; financial support to the provinces and territories; and several other functions, including funding and/or delivery of primary and supplementary services to certain groups of people.

These groups include: First Nations people living on reserves; Inuit; serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces; eligible veterans; inmates in federal penitentiaries; and some groups of refugee claimants.

Source: Government of Canada