Opioid-related harms and deaths 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 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) 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 and deaths.

These technical reports will provide key findings, interactive maps and details on observed trends.

Report: Apparent Opioid-related Deaths

The opioid crisis has affected every part of the country, but some regions and populations have been impacted more than others.

View report (Last updated: September 2019)

Report: Suspected Opioid-related Overdoses

Emergency Medical Services data provides information on suspected opioid-related overdoses in Canada.

View report (Last updated: September 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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