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

Select an item from each list below:
Number of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by province or territory in 2016
0100200300400500600700800900British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioQuebecNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward IslandNewfoundland and LabradorYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutRegionNumberBritish Columbia: 806Alberta: 602Saskatchewan: 83Manitoba: 88Ontario: 867Quebec: 263New Brunswick: 34Nova Scotia: 53Prince Edward Island: 5Newfoundland and Labrador: 18Yukon: 7Northwest Territories: 5Nunavut: 0

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.

Number of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by province or territory in 2016
2016 - British Columbia806
2016 - Alberta602
2016 - Saskatchewan83
2016 - Manitoba88
2016 - Ontario867
2016 - Quebec263
2016 - New Brunswick34
2016 - Nova Scotia53
2016 - Prince Edward Island5
2016 - Newfoundland and Labrador18
2016 - Yukon7
2016 - Northwest Territories5
2016 - Nunavut0


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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