Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (December 2020)

Select an item from each list below:
Crude rate (per 100,000 population) of accidental apparent opioid toxicity deaths in Canada, 2016 to 2020 (Jan to Jun)
0246810121416182020162017201820192020YearCrude rate (per 100,000 population)2016: 6.82017: 9.72018: 11.02019: 9.62020: 14.1

This update is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before November 10, 2020. 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 accidental apparent opioid toxicity deaths in Canada, 2016 to 2020 (Jan to Jun)
YearCrude rate
2016 - Canada6.8
2017 - Canada9.7
2018 - Canada11.0
2019 - Canada9.6
2020 (Jan to Jun) - Canada14.1

Acknowledgements

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-related poisoning hospitalizations.

Suggested Citation

Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioids and stimulant-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; December 2020. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants


Date modified: