Health Canada's regions include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic and Northern Regions. Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Regions and Programs Branch, Regional Directors General are Health Canada's senior representatives in the regions. They deliver Health Canada programs and implement Health Canada policies. They play an important role in building relations with partners, stakeholders and Canadians, and cultivate horizontal relationships with other federal departments. Through this engagement process the Regional Directors General are able to provide a regional perspective in the development of policies and programs that impact the health of Canadians. Close to 30 per cent of Health Canada's employees work in the Regions.