Chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects if not properly managed.
The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemicals to Canadians and their environment. The Government of Canada launched the first phase of the CMP in 2006 and launched the second phase of the CMP in 2011. The CMP builds on previous initiatives by assessing chemicals used in Canada and by taking action on chemicals found to be harmful.