Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP)

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The Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) is a sentinel hospital network that includes 106 acute care hospitals in 10 provinces and 1 territory. Established in 1995, the program is a collaboration between:

This network conducts surveillance of healthcare-associated infections on:

In addition, periodic point prevalence surveys are conducted on healthcare-associated infections including antimicrobial resistant organisms and antimicrobial usage. These surveys measure how common a particular characteristic, such as infection, illness or risk factors, during a particular point in time.

These data are used to help inform programs and policies related to:

For more information on

Visit our interactive data trends page for surveillance trends and recent publications

Participating acute-care hospitals across Canada
  • Alberta Children's Hospital
  • Foothills Medical Centre
  • Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Rockyview General Hospital
  • South Health Campus
  • Stollery Children's Hospital
  • University of Alberta Hospital
British Columbia
  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • BC Women’s Hospital
  • Burnaby Hospital
  • Chilliwack General Hospital
  • Delta Hospital
  • Eagle Ridge Hospital
  • Fraser Canyon Hospital
  • Kelowna General Hospital
  • Langley Memorial Hospital
  • Lion’s Gate Hospital
  • Mission Memorial Hospital
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
  • Peace Arch Hospital
  • Penticton Regional Hospital
  • Powell River General Hospital
  • Queen's Park Care Centre
  • Richmond General Hospital
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital
  • Sechelt Hospital
  • Squamish General Hospital
  • Surrey Memorial Hospital
  • UBC Hospital
  • University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC)
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • Victoria General Hospital
  • Health Sciences Centre- Winnipeg
  • University of Manitoba Children’s Hospital
New Brunswick
  • The Moncton Hospital
Newfoundland and Labrador
  • A.M. Guy Memorial Health Centre
  • Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre
  • Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre
  • Carbonear General Hospital
  • Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre
  • Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre
  • Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Y. K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre
  • Fogo Island Health Centre
  • General Hospital & Miller Centre
  • Green Bay Health Centre
  • James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre
  • Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre
  • Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital
  • St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
  • Western Memorial Regional Hospital
Nova Scotia
  • Dartmouth General Hospital
  • Halifax Infirmary
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • Veterans Memorial Building
  • Victoria General
  • Qikiqtani General Hospital
  • Brampton Civic Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • Children's Hospital of Western Ontario
  • Etobicoke General Hospital
  • Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital
  • Hamilton Health Science General Site
  • Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Center
  • Kingston General Hospital
  • McMaster Children's Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • North York General Hospital
  • Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
  • Ottawa Hospital General Campus
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sudbury Regional Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Toronto General Hospital
  • Toronto Western Hospital
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • University Hospital
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Victoria Hospital
Prince Edward Island
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Prince County Hospital
  • Center hosptialier régional du Grand-Portage
  • Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
  • CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Hôpital d'Amqui
  • Hôpital de Matane
  • Hôpital de Notre-Dame-du-lac
  • Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
  • Hôpital régional de Rimouski
  • Hôptial Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
  • Lachine General Hospital
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
  • Moose Jaw Hospital
  • Pasqua Hospital
  • Regina General Hospital
  • Royal University Hospital
  • St. Paul's Hospital

Surveillance data publications

Antimicrobial usage and antibiotic-resistant organisms





Device and surgical procedure-associated infections



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