Opioids data, surveillance and research
Data, surveillance and research gathered across the country to help inform the Government of Canada about opioid drug use and its impacts.
Apparent opioid-related deaths
Number and rates of apparent opioid-related deaths by region, sex, age and type of substances involved.
Coordinated efforts (federal, provincial and territorial) to advance discussions and information sharing related to the opioid crisis in Canada, including the improvement of data and surveillance.
Information on hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisoning.
Prescription of opioids
Number and level of opioids prescribed and dispensed.
Information about the drug samples submitted by law enforcement agencies and analyzed by Health Canada’s Drug Analysis Service.
Research into problematic substance use
Opioid-related research supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
- Canadian research initiative in substance misuse (CRISM)
- Operating grant : CRISM – Opioid crisis
- Operating grant: Opioid crisis knowledge synthesis
Public awareness and behaviours
Research into public awareness and behaviours around the use of opioids and other legal and illegal drugs.
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