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Health (Government Information) Guide


In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), below are resources to help you stay informed and prepared.

For updates and information about the UNB community, and prevention recommendations, please consult the university's COVID-19 update page.

New Brunswick


Updates from other provinces and territories:


International organizations:


Federal Government Resources

Below, we've pulled together links to the federal government's departments and agencies that deal with health. Additionally, you'll find links to Statistics Canada pages, which provide tables, publications, and information on a huge array of health-related topics.

Departments and Agencies:

Statistics Canada:


Provincial Resources

Under the Constitution Act, health and health care obligations are shared by the federal and provincial governments. So in addition to the federal health resources we've highlighted in our "Canada" tab, here are links to each province's Health departments, as well as some other provincial resources where available. 

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador






British Columbia


Northwest Territories


International Organizations

Intergovernmental Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations, or international organizations, aren't technically "government," but are usually composed of sovereign states, though they may also include representation from non-profit organizations or corporations.

The World Health Organization, the United Nations' public health agency, is a major provider of international health information. We've included links to many of its most vital resources, as well as its major publications.

We've also included links to important resources provided by other UN agencies, the OECD, and more.

World Health Organization

Key resources from the  World Health Organization:


United Nations

Finding Government Documents

Finding Government Documents

UNB Libraries has a large collection of print materials, including documents from the Canadian federal government, every province and territory, foreign countries, and international intergovernmental organizations. Our collection is identified by the "HIL-GOV" and "HIL-STORG" locations, and can be found via WorldCat:

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Our collection is currently held in closed storage, but is still circulating. To obtain a document, see staff or send us a request, and we'll retrieve your item for you as quickly as we can.

We're always happy to help however we can, either in person during our staffing hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or by email.


Citing Government Documents

Citing Government Documents

Like all publications, citations for government publications should be consistent with the citation style used elsewhere in your work - most commonly, APA or MLA. 

For assistance citing government documents and statistics, please consult these guides:

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I assist researchers with their general informational needs as well as those more specifically geared toward government documents, data, and maps/GIS. I also work with the research data management (RDM) working group to provide RDM services at UNB.