Question regarding how to properly reference a government website fact sheet.

I am trying to correctly reference this fact sheet provided on the Nutrition North Canada website in Apa format. It has been some time since I have used APA format and am not sure how to do it. I have tried looking at several APA resources online but am still confused as to what to do.


You have to use the group authors rules of APA. Group Authors (including government)

* Alphabetize group authors (such as government agencies, departments, ministries) by the first significant work of the names (APA 6th section 6.25 page 183)

* Spell out the full name of a group author (e.g. Public Health Agency of Canada). A period follows the group name (APA 6th section 6.27 page 184) Also, you use the electronic sources rules, so

* For government reports retrieved online, add "Retrieved from" at the end of the citation and the url to the government website. You may need to include the name of the website or database before the url, if it is not the same as the Publisher.

Example: Public Health Agency of Canada (2005). Make every mother and child count: Report on maternal and child health in Canada. Retrieved from:


  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2017
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