Opioid-related harms in Canada

The opioid crisis continues to devastate communities and families across the country. It is affecting the health and lives of people from all walks of life, all age groups and all socio-economic backgrounds.

The Government of Canada works closely with the provinces and territories to collect and share accurate information about the crisis in order to provide a national picture of the public health impact of opioids in Canada and to help guide efforts to reduce opioid-related harms.

National report: Opioid-related harms in Canada

The opioid crisis has affected every part of the country, but some regions and populations have been impacted more than others. Provinces and territories collect and share data on apparent opioid-related deaths, opioid-related hospitalizations, and suspected opioid-related overdoses attended by Emergency Medical Services. This report provides key findings, interactive maps and details on observed trends at the national-level.

View report (Last updated: December 2019)

How the Government of Canada is responding to the opioid crisis

We are working with provinces, territories and other partners to take a collaborative approach to the crisis.

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