Opioid- and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada Published: (December 2021)

Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of by province and territory in

This report is based on data submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before November 12, 2021. Due to differences in identifying and reporting cases, comparisons over time and between provinces and territories should be interpreted with caution. Both age-adjusted and crude rates are available. Refer to technical notes for more information.

Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioids toxicity deaths by province and territory in 2020.

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Region Number Crude rate Age-adjusted rate


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

Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses. Opioid and Stimulant-related Harms in Canada. Ottawa: Public Health Agency of Canada; December 2021. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants

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