Source: “The opioid crisis has affected every part of the country, but some provinces and territories have been impacted more than others. According to data reported as of May 15, 2019:
- Western Canada continues to be the most impacted region of the country, but rates have increased in other regions, including Ontario;
- there were 11,577 apparent opioid-related deaths between January 2016 and December 2018;
- in 2016, there were 3,017 apparent opioid-related deaths (corresponding to a death rate of 8.4 per 100,000 population) and 4,100 in 2017 (corresponding to a death rate of 11.2 per 100,000 population); and
- in 2018, there were 4,460 apparent opioid-related deaths, corresponding to a death rate of 12.0 per 100,000 population.
This means about one life was lost every two hours related to opioids.”
- Data from BC include deaths related to all illicit drugs including, but not limited to, opioids.
- Values for Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut suppressed.