Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (September 2023): Health Infobase

Select an item from each list below:
Crude rate (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by province or territory in 2023 (Jan to Mar)
0510152025303540455055British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioQuebecNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward IslandNewfoundland and LabradorYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutRegionCrude rate (per 100,000 population)British Columbia: 48.1Alberta: 38.2Saskatchewan: 13.1Manitoba: Not availableOntario: 17.0Quebec: 5.1New Brunswick: 5.4Nova Scotia: 5.9Prince Edward Island: 4.7Newfoundland and Labrador: 6.8Yukon: 27.4Northwest Territories: 0.0Nunavut: 0.0Canada: 20.3

This update is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before February 1, 2023. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Refer to the Technical Notes for more information.

Crude rate (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by province or territory in 2023 (Jan to Mar)
RegionCrude rate
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Canada20.3
2023 (Jan to Mar) - British Columbia48.1
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Alberta38.2
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Saskatchewan13.1
2023 (Jan to Mar) - ManitobaNot available
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Ontario17.0
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Quebec5.1
2023 (Jan to Mar) - New Brunswick5.4
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Nova Scotia5.9
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Prince Edward Island4.7
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Newfoundland and Labrador6.8
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Yukon27.4
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Northwest Territories0.0
2023 (Jan to Mar) - Nunavut0.0


This update would not be possible without the collaboration and dedication of provincial and territorial (PT) offices of Chief Coroners and Chief Medical Examiners as well as PT public health and health partners and Emergency Medical Services data providers. We would also like to acknowledge the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) for collecting and providing the data used for reporting opioid- and stimulant-related poisoning hospitalizations.

Suggested Citation

Federal, provincial, and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; September 2023. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants/

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