Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of by province and territory in
This update is based on data submitted to or extracted by the Public Health Agency of Canada on or before . 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.
- Suppressed (Suppr.) – Data may be suppressed in provinces or territories with low numbers of cases in order to comply with confidentiality rules.
- Not available (n/a) – Data were not available at the time of this publication.
- Manitoba data from April 2022 to June 2023 and Yukon data from April to June 2023 were not available at the time of this update.
- Totals used to calculate age-adjusted rates do not include cases with missing age. Totals for Canada by year may not match those from other tables as they do not include the suppressed numbers in provinces/territories, in order to comply with privacy and confidentiality rules.
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Number and rates (per 100,000 population) of total apparent opioids toxicity deaths by province and territory in 2021 by year.
Number of total apparent opioids toxicity deaths by quarter in Canada.
We recognize that the data in this report may represent stories of pain, grief, and trauma. This report cannot adequately reflect the burden borne by Canadians. We acknowledge all those impacted by substance use, and those who work to save lives and reduce substance-related harms on individuals and communities.
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.
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; December 2023. https://health-infobase.canada.ca/substance-related-harms/opioids-stimulants/
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