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

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Number of total apparent opioid toxicity deaths by quarter in Quebec, 2016 to 2022 (Jan to Sep)
020406080100120140160'16 Q1'16 Q2'16 Q3'16 Q4'17 Q1'17 Q2'17 Q3'17 Q4'18 Q1'18 Q2'18 Q3'18 Q4'19 Q1'19 Q2'19 Q3'19 Q4'20 Q1'20 Q2'20 Q3'20 Q4'21 Q1'21 Q2'21 Q3'21 Q4'22 Q1'22 Q2'22 Q3Year and quarterNumber2016 Q1: 682016 Q2: 642016 Q3: 682016 Q4: 632017 Q1: 652017 Q2: 792017 Q3: 692017 Q4: 672018 Q1: 552018 Q2: 512018 Q3: 422018 Q4: 632019 Q1: 522019 Q2: 542019 Q3: 512019 Q4: 512020 Q1: 552020 Q2: 802020 Q3: 952020 Q4: 862021 Q1: 992021 Q2: 1132021 Q3: 1272021 Q4: 1112022 Q1: 1162022 Q2: 1362022 Q3: 144

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 quarter in Quebec, 2016 to 2022 (Jan to Sep)
Year and quarterNumber
2016 (Jan to Mar)68
2016 (Apr to Jun)64
2016 (Jul to Sep)68
2016 (Oct to Dec)63
2017 (Jan to Mar)65
2017 (Apr to Jun)79
2017 (Jul to Sep)69
2017 (Oct to Dec)67
2018 (Jan to Mar)55
2018 (Apr to Jun)51
2018 (Jul to Sep)42
2018 (Oct to Dec)63
2019 (Jan to Mar)52
2019 (Apr to Jun)54
2019 (Jul to Sep)51
2019 (Oct to Dec)51
2020 (Jan to Mar)55
2020 (Apr to Jun)80
2020 (Jul to Sep)95
2020 (Oct to Dec)86
2021 (Jan to Mar)99
2021 (Apr to Jun)113
2021 (Jul to Sep)127
2021 (Oct to Dec)111
2022 (Jan to Mar)116
2022 (Apr to Jun)136
2022 (Jul to Sep)144


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

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