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.

Federal-Provincial-Territorial collaboration

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.

Opioid-related harms

Information on hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisoning.

Prescription of opioids

Number and level of opioids prescribed and dispensed.

Drug analysis

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.

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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