On January 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) brought together stakeholders from human health and animal health/agri‐food to discuss an overarching vision and a common approach to One Health surveillance in Canada, and to identify what needs to be done to achieve that vision. The meeting was intended to be a key step informing the development of a forthcoming Pan‐Canadian Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and a blueprint for One Health surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and use (AMU).
The specific objectives of the meeting were:
1) To confirm a vision and objectives for a One Health approach to AMR and AMU surveillance;
2) To validate current and potential AMR and AMU surveillance actions across sectors and