Recent Health‐for‐All policy in Canada is reviewed, with particular reference to Ontario. Canadian health policy has traditionally emphasised personal health services, and Canadians are proud of their national insurance programme, which covers the entire population for hospital and physicians′ services. But it is recognised increasingly that the health services must be complemented by a health promotion approach, based in the Health‐for‐All movement of the World Health Organization. The federal government has shown leadership, and several provinces are revising their health policy. Ontario in particular has established an intersectoral Premier′s Council on Health Strategy to oversee this approach, and has adopted health goals.
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