Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (June 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 2022
05101520253035404550British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioQuebecNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward IslandNewfoundland and LabradorYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutRegionCrude rate (per 100,000 population)British Columbia: 44.0Alberta: 33.0Saskatchewan: 19.7Manitoba: 3.7Ontario: 16.6Quebec: 6.2New Brunswick: 5.7Nova Scotia: 6.1Prince Edward Island: 2.3Newfoundland and Labrador: 4.6Yukon: 43.4Northwest Territories: 6.6Nunavut: SuppressedCanada: 18.8

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 2022
RegionCrude rate
2022 - Canada18.8
2022 - British Columbia44.0
2022 - Alberta33.0
2022 - Saskatchewan19.7
2022 - Manitoba3.7
2022 - Ontario16.6
2022 - Quebec6.2
2022 - New Brunswick5.7
2022 - Nova Scotia6.1
2022 - Prince Edward Island2.3
2022 - Newfoundland and Labrador4.6
2022 - Yukon43.4
2022 - Northwest Territories6.6
2022 - NunavutSuppressed


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; June 2023. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants/

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