Dataset Inventory:

This dataset inventory provides overview information on datasets that can be requested for research projects.

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Name: Region: Site: Category: Description: Purpose: Data Level:
Baby First Evaluation Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SURVEY Data collected as part of a provincial assessment of the BabyFirst home visiting program conducted by Healthy Child Manitoba. This evaluation focused on effects of the BabyFirst home visiting program (a targeted, multiyear, provincial home visiting program for families with newborns living under conditions of risk) on parent and parent-child outcomes. The data provide 5-minute Apgar scores, as well as social, economic, and health-related indicators for all families with newborns who were determined to be eligible for the program between 2000 and 2002, including families that did not participate in the program. BabyFirst, now known as Families First, was a targeted, multiyear, home visiting program for families with newborns living under conditions of risk. The program aimed to reduce the risk of child abuse/neglect while supporting families with children up to 3 years of age. The Baby First Evaluation was a provincial assessment of the BabyFirst home visiting program conducted by Healthy Child Manitoba. This evaluation focused on the effects of the BabyFirst home visiting program on parent and parent-child outcomes such as parental well-being, positive and negative parenting practices, and family participation in community health and social services. Child level (de-identified)
BabyFirst Screen Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SURVEY Social survey data maintained by Healthy Child Manitoba that contain information concerning biological, social, and demographic risk factors that Manitoba families with children may be exposed to. The screen captures survey information on all families that have agreed to participate in the BabyFirst Program (2000-2002). Data regarding the supports and challenges that families experience are collected within a week of a newborn's discharge from the hospital by Public Health Nurses using the BabyFirst Screening Form. This form includes questions regarding the parents' ethnic background, alcohol and drug use, history of anxiety disorders and depression, child abuse, criminal involvement, and education, and physical and medical characteristics of the child. Note that the Families First program replaced the BabyFirst program in 2003. The purpose of BabyFirst screening survey is to engage families through dialogue, assess risk factors, and provide support by directing families with newborns to appropriate community resources that may include child care, parenting programs, financial assistance, or home visiting programs. The screening data is also used to track risk factors over time, and to develop policy and plan services for families. Individual Child/Family Level (de-identified)
Bone Mineral Density Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Clinical health data integral to the diagnosis and measurement of osteoporosis, these data are used for the scheduling and reporting of all Bone Mineral Density tests (DXA or dual x-ray absorptiometer) performed within Manitoba. Details include DXA test information (spine and hip), test indications, clinical risk factor scores, regional soft tissue composition, hip geometry, and patient demographic information (height and weight). The Manitoba bone mineral density (BMD) database, integral to the diagnosis and measurement of osteoporosis, is used for scheduling, recording and reporting all BMD tests performed within the Manitoba Bone Density Program. Individual person (de-identified); multiple records per person may occur.
Burns Registry Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Burns Registry contains clinical data on individuals registered as having burn injuries. This data contains fields pertaining to patient characteristics, cause, circumstance, site of injury, size of burn, and outcome. To collect clinical and episodic data for the treatment of individuals that have been seriously burned. This includes data on individuals seen in the Burn Unit located at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) in Winnipeg that opened in 2007, and some burn patients that were seen prior to that time. Individual person (de-identified).
Canada Census Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL The Canadian Census contains Social data based on a population survey (census) that include aggregate demographic information such as age, sex, marital status, employment, and income for all persons and housing units within a dissemination area in Canada. Statistics Canada conducts a Census every five years. It takes account of all Canadian citizens (by birth and by naturalization), landed immigrants, and non-permanent residents together with family members living with them (Statistics Canada, 2009). Dissemination areas include between 400-700 persons and the data can be aggregated upward to various geographic levels. The Canada Census data in the Repository only pertains to Manitoba. Statistics Canada conducts a population census, every five years since 1971, as required by the Statistics Act, to develop a statistical portrait of Canada and Canadians on one specific day. The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. (Statistics Canada Overview, 2009) Dissemination Area - a small, relatively stable geographic unit composed of one or more adjacent dissemination blocks, it is the smallest standard geographic area for which all census data are disseminated. Dissemination areas are uniform in population size - 400 to 700 persons - to avoid data suppression. DAs can be aggregated upward to various geographic levels, such as Census Subdivision, Census Division, Census Tract, Forward Sortation Area, and Provincial levels. (Statistics Canada table: Hierarchy of Geographic Units) As part of the Community Social Data Strategy (CSDS), several custom request tables are maintained at MCHP for basic profiles at the RHA, Health Municipality, and RHA district levels. The CSDS data is current up to the 2011 Census data.
Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is pan-Canadian multi-disease public and population health surveillance system. The CPCSSN data is comprised of electronic medical record (EMR) information collected from participating primary care providers. Data includes patient demographics, health condition, allergy intolerance, diagnosis, vaccinations, medications, physical exams, referrals, and risk factors. The database contains Manitoba data only. The Manitoba Primary Care Research Network (MaPCReN) is a network of family physicians who are interested in improving primary care practice through collaborative practice-based research. Individual person (de-identified)
Cardiac Surgical Database Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Winnipeg Health Region's Cardiac Science Program collects detailed surgical data and includes patient admission, history, and diagnosis data. Preoperative medication and status, and procedural and postoperative information and medication data are also collected. The database was created to describe the cardiac surgery population and to provide individual reports for each surgeon informing them of patient population characteristics and post-operative complication rates. The database continues to provide the WRHA with information related to quality of care and is a proven source for research inquires. Individual (de-identified)
Child and Family Services: Applications and Intake Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL The Child and Family Services Applications and Intake Module data provide information concerning children in care and families receiving voluntary protection and support services from Child and Family Services (CFS). Cases are entered into the province-wide management system by mandated agencies and service providers. The data combines information recorded in the Intake Module (INTAKE) and Child and Family Services Information System (CFSIS). Details include case category, case status, and data fields related to each category. Health, well-being, school, and maltreatment/injury indicators are also included. The data also includes foster care usage and capacity details. The CFSIS database contains information on children in care and families receiving protection and support services from CFS. Child Protection and Support Services supports a network of mandated authorities under The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act to ensure that the community and the family provides for the well-being of their children through the provision of services such as counselling, education, and emergency assistance. Case records (approximately 20 categories), which are attached to individual de-identified persons.
Child Day Care Program Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL The Child Day Care Program data includes children enrolled in provincially licensed child care facilities whose families paid a subsidized rate (about 12,500 of 25,000 spaces). Eligibility for the subsidy is dependent on: family income, the number and age of the child(ren), the number of days of child care required, and the reason for care. The data also include facility-specific details which include the location of the facility, the number of spaces available, and the age range of children for which the facility is approved. The purpose of the Child Day Care Program data is to manage the enrollment of children in licensed child care facilities whose families pay a subsidized rate. Individual and Family level (de-identified)
Cleardent - Dental Services Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH DRAFT - NOT AVAILABLE EXTERNAL! The Cleardent system consists of dental client and transactional details from a variety of non-profit clinics across Manitoba that are part of the Centres for Community Oral Health (CCOH) program. The Cleardent system supports dental care delivery services in several Winnipeg dental clinics that are part of the Centres for Community Oral Health (CCOH) program. Individual (de-identified)
CPL - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Cadham Provincial Laboratory (CPL) provides public health laboratory services that include Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology, Serology, Newborn Screening, Public Health Chemistry and Quality Assurance. Reference services for identification and typing of microorganisms are available to all medical and veterinary laboratories in the Province. Services are available to all registered medical practitioners and midwives, hospitals, health units, medical officers of health, public health inspectors and other recognized health practitioners. The LIMS database contains patient demographic data and laboratory related data on the sample, test performed and the test result. NOTE: LIMS is the most recent computer system that collects laboratory data at CPL. At MCHP, the LIMS database provides a continuation (from August 2009 forward) of laboratory data held in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository. For more information on the initial laboratory data from CPL (from 1992/93 to July 2010), see the CPL - Cadham Provincial Laboratory database information. CPL is responsible for several province-wide public health, reference and diagnostic services.| It is the central public health microbiology reference laboratory for Manitoba and supports Manitoba Health disease control programs.| CPL is directly linked to the Public Health Branch of the Public Health and Primary Health Care Division in surveillance of communicable diseases and is the principal laboratory participant in outbreak investigations.| CPL is also the sole centre for laboratory services in virology, chlamydiology and infectious diseases serology and serves patients, practitioners and public health units in Manitoba, and parts of Nunavut, Northwest Ontario and Saskatchewan.| CPL provides newborn screening and maternal serum screening for Manitoba.| CPL co-ordinates and conducts the evaluation of suspicious packages and substances for biohazardous materials for Manitoba.| CPL also participates in the training of physicians, nurses and graduate students, and conducts research in fields of public health relevance. Patient / Individual (de-identified) – one patient / sample may have several tests, and one sample may have multiple results.
Criminal Courts Automated Information Network (CCAIN) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy JUSTICE The Criminal Courts Automated Information Network (CCAIN) from Manitoba Justice contains records of criminal court appearances and criminal charges relating to each case. The MCHP extract of the CCAIN data contains two files; First Appearance and Disposition (outcome/disposition of the case). The data structure in both files is very similar and the range of content is related to the date of first court appearance in the First Appearance file and the date of disposition in the Disposition file. Both files contain data on charges, first court appearance, jurisdictional and judicial geographic elements, and specific indicators related to the case. The Disposition file contains additional data on individual case outcomes and indicators. CCAIN is a system that tracks people and incidents as they appear before Manitoba provincial courts. It contains relevant case specific information on the incident, persons and the charges involved. CCAIN generates a courtroom document for each sitting in every courtroom. At time of disposition, information on the outcomes of the case are recorded. Individual (de-identified)
Critical Care and Medicine Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Clinical health data maintained by the Critical Care Medicine Information Management and Research (CCMIMR) program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) department of Medicine and Critical Care. The Critical Care and Medicine Database is a data collection project for Critical Care Units and Internal Medicine Wards within the WRHA. Critical Care data provide episode-specific information for critically ill individuals admitted to any of the adult ICUs in six Winnipeg hospitals. The types of ICUs include Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU), Surgical Intensive Care Units (SICU), Intermediate Intensive Care Units (IICU), Acute Cardiac Care Unit (ACCU), Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery (ICCS) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU). Details include patient demographics, length of stay, diagnoses, complications and comorbidities, APACHE II scores, lab test results, pharmacy collection and therapeutic interventions for each episode of care. Medicine data provide episode-specific information for individuals admitted to a Medicine Ward in any of four Winnipeg hospitals (Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital, Grace hospital, and Victoria hospital). Details include patient demographics, length of stay and transfers among Medicine wards, diagnoses, complications and comorbidities, functional status (Activities of Daily Living (ADL)) scores, APACHE II scores, and Patient Task Tracking Nursing work items. NOTE: This data is an update to the separate Critical Care and Medicine databases held in the Repository. The WRHA Department of Medicine and Critical Care established the Critical Care Medicine Information Management and Research (CCMIMR) program for administrative, research, and quality assurance purposes. The Critical Care program was established in Winnipeg as a continuous quality improvement initiative in 1988 for Intensive Care Units (ICU), and Medicine was added in 2003. Individual (de-identified)Each record represents an admission or a transfer from an ICU service unit or ward; it is possible for several records to be present for an individual person. Fourteen tables are available in the new relational database. L Log is the parent table which is linked with other tables by D_ID. Each record in the L Log table is linked with multiple records of other tables (L_Como, L_Dxs_MCHP, L_Labs_Flowsheet, L_Pharm_Flowsheet, L_Tasks_MCHP, L_TISS76, L_TmpV2_MCHP).
Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents (DER-CA) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Clinical health data that provide information on children diagnosed with diabetes in Manitoba. All children diagnosed with youth onset Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM), since January 1986 are included. The data contain demographic information, clinical information (height, weight, blood pressure, complications of diabetes, etc.) and laboratory data (collected at each physical encounter) for each patient. Referrals to subspecialists are also included. Clinical data has been collected for quality assurance purposes. Individual person (de-identified)
Diagnostic Services Manitoba Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The Diagnostic Services data tracks and records all of Manitoba's Hospital laboratory services and is supported by over 1,500 dedicated professionals. Unified by a single vision and common goals, all sites will work together as one organization to provide optimal service to both physicians and patients. DSM's vision is to create a patient-first environment that provides quality laboratory and diagnostic imaging services supporting the health care needs of all Manitobans. The data contains Delphic Chemistry, Immunology, Hematology, and Microbiology test results from DSM. The data contains two different sets of data; one from the DSM Lab in Winnipeg and one from the DSM Westman Lab in Brandon. From March 31, 2016 forward, all the data is being collected and stored in the DSM Lab in Winnipeg files. Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) is Manitoba's public sector diagnostic health care service provider. DSM's vision is to create a patient-first environment that provides quality laboratory and diagnostic imaging services supporting the health care needs of all Manitobans (DSM website, 2014).DSM is responsible for diagnostic service delivery at more than 70 sites throughout Manitoba. Individual level (a single person can have multiple tests recorded over time).
Drug Program Information Network Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Health data maintained by Manitoba Health containing prescription drug claims from the Drug Program Information Network (DPIN), an electronic, on-line, point-of-sale prescription drug database that connects Manitoba Health and all pharmacies in Manitoba. The DPIN system generates complete drug profiles for each client including all transactions at the point of distribution. Information about pharmaceutical dispensations, prescriptions identified as potential drug utilization problems, non-adjudicated prescriptions, and ancillary programs and non-drug products are captured in real time for all Manitoba residents, including Registered First Nations, regardless of insurance coverage or final payer. Note that the prescription's indication (the physician's prescribing intent) is not collected and must be inferred from other data. Services not captured in DPIN include hospital pharmacies, nursing stations, ward stock, and outpatient visits at CancerCare Manitoba. To facilitate payment administration by the Provincial Drug Programs (PDP) Unit for eligible drug costs in provincially funded programs within Manitoba Health. This is managed through the interface provided by the Drug Program Information Network (DPIN). Individual (de-identified)
Early Development Instrument (EDI) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SURVEY The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is designed to support healthy child development by assessing kindergarten children's developmental health at school entry in communities across Manitoba. Data is collected by Kindergarten teachers province-wide and is used to assess children's readiness to learn in five domains: physical health and well-being, social knowledge and competence, emotional health/maturity, language and cognitive development, and general knowledge and communication skills. Multiple variables relating to a child's readiness in each domain are completed using Likert scales or yes/no responses. The Early Development Instrument supports healthy child development by assessing kindergarten children's developmental health at school entry (readiness for school) in communities across Manitoba.Assessments are compared across communities or provinces, enabling communities to make informed decisions about the development of their children so that all children fully benefit from their first school experiences. The EDI is an example of a school readiness measure that is intended for interpretation at an aggregated level only: The EDI is not a tool for individual assessment. It is advised that interpretations of EDI data be conducted solely at such group (i.e. community, school, etc.) levels. The EDI is explicitly not a tool for diagnosing or labeling individual children (Guhn 2007).
Emergency - Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) and E-Triage Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH ADT and E Triage data are used to monitor visits to the Emergency Department (ED) in Winnipeg. They are also used, for example, by WRHA to generate reports such as Weekly Statistics for Emergency/Urgent Care and Personal Care Home Placement. Data include details on method of arrival, disposition status, time spent in ER, and triage for almost all Emergency Department visits in Winnipeg from 1999/2000 to 2010/11. As of 2010/11 these data are no longer acquired and Emergency Care details are now available through the Emergency Department Information System. ADT and E Triage data are used to monitor visits to the Emergency Department (ED) in Winnipeg. They are also used, for example, by WRHA to generate reports such as Weekly Statistics for Emergency/Urgent Care and Personal Care Home Placement Patient-based records (direct linkages are possible between some ADT and E-triage records).
Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) contains information on patients who are seen in a hospital Emergency Department. The system captures a variety of data including: patient demographics; the date, time, mode and arrival status; initial measures (e.g.: chief complaint, allergies, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing) that are used to determine the Canadian Emergency Department Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) final score; the health care providers involved; the treatment provided - orders (blood work, diagnostics tests, and medications), consults and other activity – to each patient; and discharge status. The time of individual events are recorded so that wait times can be calculated. Acting as the emergency department control centre, the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) provides a global view of what is going on throughout an entire emergency department visit, storing data associated with patients and tracking a patient’s stay from their first point of entry at the triage desk through to their discharge. By computerizing such functions as orders/results, triage, and clinical documentation, EDIS aims to reduce wait times, improve patient flow and safety, decrease risk, enhance communication, and provide information that allows physicians to make the best decisions possible for their patients. Individual person (de-identified)
Employment Income Assistance (EIA) / Social Allowances Management Information Network (SAMIN) Data Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL The Social Allowances Management Information Network (SAMIN) database contains data on Manitoba clients who are part of the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program. This data is maintained by the Manitoba Department of Families and provides information on Manitoba residents who receive financial help who have no other way to support themselves or their families. EIA data files contain one record per person (client) for each month they are present in the Social Allowances Management Information Network (SAMIN) database. Data are available at the client or family level, and include client demographics, case level details and characteristics, education level, income, and employment details. The Social Allowances Management Information Network (SAMIN) database manages and tracks clients in the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program, which provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. This includes benefits from the Rent Assist Program that helps with housing costs. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them go back to work by providing supports to employment. Individual (de-identified) and Case / Family Level
Enrollment, Marks, and Assessments Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL Education data maintained by Manitoba Education that provides information on enrollment, courses, marks, standard tests, assessments, graduation status, level of funding, and demographics for Manitoba students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students from public and private schools, as well as those that are home schooled, are included. Information concerning First Nations schools is unavailable. Data are available at the individual student, school division, and district levels. Comprehensive databases are maintained for enrollment, marks, and assessment information by Manitoba Education for students in Manitoba schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Policies governing the planning and delivery of educational services, budget preparation, and funding allocations are established by the School Board in accordance with the Public Schools Act. Individual student, school division, and district.
Families First Screen Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SURVEY Social data maintained by Healthy Child Manitoba that contain information concerning biological, social, and demographic risk factors that Manitoba families with children may be exposed to. The screen captures all families that have agreed to participate in the Families First Program (from 2003-present). Data regarding the supports and challenges that families experience are collected within a week of a newborn's discharge from the hospital by Public Health Nurses using the Families First Screening Form. This form includes questions regarding the parents' ethnic background, alcohol and drug use, history of anxiety disorders and depression, child abuse, criminal involvement, and education, and physical and medical characteristics of the child. NOTE: the Families First program replaced the BabyFirst program in 2003. The purpose of Families First universal screening (formerly known as BabyFirst) is to engage families through dialogue, assess risk factors, and provide support by directing families with newborns to appropriate community resources that may include child care, parenting programs, financial assistance, or home visiting programs. The screening data is also used to track risk factors over time, and to develop policy and plan services for families. Individual Child/Family Level (de-identified)
Health Links - Info Sante Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Records from Health Links - Info Sante, a free, confidential, information telephone referral service for the public staffed 24 hours a day by Registered Nurses. Registered Nurses use an approved computerized program to document each call, asking a series of questions about the concern and directing the caller to the appropriate level of medical care. Data include triage, care advice, and outcome details for each call. Health Links - Info Sante is one of 30 inbound and outbound calling programs offered by the Provincial Health Contact Centre (PHCC) operated by Misericordia Health Centre in partnership with Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Health Region. Started in 1994, Health Links-Info Sante is a free confidential information referral service for the public, staffed by Registered Nurses 24 hours a day who advise and triage the calls. Each Health Links call is recorded in a "session". It is possible for a single session to have multiple services.
Healthy Baby Community Support Program Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Data from Healthy Child Manitoba's Healthy Baby Community Support program, a set of social support and informal learning group programs available to all women from the prenatal period through to an infant's first birthday. These programs are delivered across over 100 sites in Manitoba and aim to encourage early, regular, prenatal care and promote healthy infant development by building women's confidence and awareness and offering healthy eating through cooking and nutrition activities. The approximately 1,500 mothers a year who participate in these programs are asked to voluntarily complete intake, attendance, and feeding forms. Agencies offering the programs also complete session tracking sheets. An integral component of the Healthy Baby program, community support programs, delivered through community-based partners, are designed to assist pregnant women and new parents with babies up to the age of one in connecting with other parents, families, and health professionals to ensure healthy outcomes for their babies. Community support programs, via group sessions, provide pregnant women and new parents with information and resources on maternal/child health issues and nutrition, early prenatal care, breastfeeding, healthy lifestyle choices, parenting ideas, infant development, and strategies to support the healthy development of children. Although programming varies across sites, practical supports such as healthy snacks, milk coupons, child minding, and bus tickets are provided where available. Applicant level (de-identified)
Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Administrative data from the Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit program, a program that provides financial benefits to help women meet nutritional needs during pregnancy and acts as a mechanism for connecting women to health and community resources in their area. Data are available for all women who have applied for the benefit as well as the applicant's spouse (approximately 1/3 of women giving birth in Manitoba receive the benefit). Details include income, education, marital status, benefit eligibility, and benefits received. The Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit is a financial benefit intended to help women meet their extra nutritional needs during pregnancy and to act as a mechanism for connecting women to health and community resources in their area. Benefits can begin in the month a woman is 14 weeks pregnant and can continue to the month of her estimated date of delivery. Through this program, Healthy Child Manitoba is also able to provide information about pregnancy, nutrition, breastfeeding, and exercise, and connect women to community health services and/or Healthy Baby Community Support Programs as a further means of supporting healthy pregnancies. Referrals are made to both provincial and federal on and off reserve prenatal programs and health agencies. Applicant level (de-identified)
Home Care - PROCURA Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH DRAFT - NOT AVAILABLE EXTERNALLY! The PROCURA system currently contains information on provincial home care clients and the services provided to these clients. The original acquisition of the data came in three separate sets: 1). Winnipeg; 2). Brandon; and 3) the rest of Manitoba, except Winnipeg and Brandon. All of the data is combined into one complete set of data. The PROCURA system replaces the Home Care MSSP system. See the information below for more detailed information about this data. The Home Care - PROCURA system currently supports home care service delivery to clients throughout the province. Individual clients (de-identified)
Home Care Assessment (WRHA MDS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Data maintained by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority that include information on home care utilization and health status for all clients receiving home care in Winnipeg. This information can be used to assess eligibility for long term care. The most useful files for typical home care analyses are the Case Activity file, which can be used to create episodes of home care, and the Assessment file, which contain information on outcome scales, clinical assessment protocols, and resident assessment protocols. The Home Care MDS-HC database contains information on all clients on home care in Winnipeg. Case Activity and Assessment files are typically used in analyses of home care. The Case Activity file can be used to create episodes of home care. The Assessment file contains information on individuals assessed on their ability to function in the home environment; the MDS-HC clinical assessment tool is also used to determine an individual's eligibility for long term care. (MDS assessments are present in about half of all home care cases.) Individual person (de-identified); multiple records per person
Home Care Utilization (MH MSSP) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Data files maintained by Manitoba Health that include information about home care service utilization in Manitoba over time, demographic characteristics of home care clients, types of services provided, as well as service intensity and duration. The Home Care Data files contain the Winnipeg Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) client registry (1993-1999) and the Manitoba Support Services Payroll (MSSP) client registry (1998-present). Data for self-managed and family-managed care of clients is included in the Home Care Data files, while data regarding home care provision to First Nations communities is unavailable. Manitoba Support Services Payroll (MSSP) System database - is used to prepare and process payrolls for direct service workers employed by the Department of Health. It serves as a master file of home care clients and employees, providing a means of scheduling workers and permitting the generation of financial and statistical reports. Almost all agencies delivering home care are required to register their clients with the MSSP client registry. Supplementing this database at MCHP is the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) client registry database. VON provides long-term nursing and home support services in Winnipeg, and regularly transfers a file to the MSSP system to register their clients (Roos et al., 2001). The Manitoba Home Care Program is a community-based program that provides home support to individuals, regardless of age and based on need, who require health services or assistance with activities of daily living. Established in September 1974, it is the oldest comprehensive, province-wide, universal home care program in Canada. (Manitoba Health) De-identified data is collected on individual clients, group services, and employees. Note that services may be entered under temporary client numbers, which cannot be attributed to an individual. (Roos et al., 2001)
Hospital Abstract (DAD/MADE) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Health data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of hospital forms/computerized records containing summaries of demographic and clinical information (e.g., gender, postal code, diagnoses and procedure codes) completed at the point of discharge from the hospital. Several hundred thousand abstracts per year are submitted for all separations from acute and chronic care facilities in Manitoba and for all Manitobans admitted to out-of-province facilities. The Hospital Abstracts Data include records of both Manitoba residents and non-Manitoba residents hospitalized in Manitoba facilities and information about inpatient and day surgery services. Hospitals are required to submit abstracts as part of the global operating budget funding process, which is covered by funding transfers from the provinces and the territorial Departments of Health. Individual person (de-identified)
Hospital Abstract (HAUM) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Health data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of hospital forms/computerized records containing summaries of demographic and clinical information (e.g., gender, postal code, diagnoses and procedure codes) completed at the point of discharge from the hospital. Several hundred thousand abstracts per year are submitted for all separations from acute and chronic care facilities in Manitoba and for all Manitobans admitted to out-of-province facilities. The Hospital Abstracts Data include records of both Manitoba residents and non-Manitoba residents hospitalized in Manitoba facilities and information about inpatient and day surgery services. Hospitals are required to submit abstracts as part of the global operating budget funding process, which is covered by funding transfers from the provinces and the territorial Departments of Health. Individual person (de-identified)
Hospital Newborn to Mother Link Registry Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Hospital Newborn to Mother Link Registry was created in order to assist analysts and researchers with the task of linking babies born in-hospital to a mother. The file is derived from the Hospital Abstracts database and contains PHINs for both baby (FILEPHIN/SCRPHIN) and mother (OBFILEPHIN/OBSCRPHIN). Additional information contained in this file includes admission, separation, and birth dates for mother and baby. The data file allows users to add mother characteristics like age, age at first birth, number of prenatal visits, number of siblings etc. to the baby’s record. It also allows users to add baby characteristics like birth weight, birth date, number of children etc. to the mother’s record. This file has one record per baby FILEPHIN.
In-Hospital Pharmaceuticals - Centricity Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH DRAFT - NOT AVAILABLE EXTERNALLY! Pharmacy technicians and assistants aid delivery of pharmaceutical care through support of the computerized (GE Centricity), unit-dose (Pyxis; AutoMed) drug distribution system. Pharmacy technicians and assistants also support a centralized IV admixture service (limited number of IV items), pharmacy purchasing, wardstock, and inventory control systems. The Centricity system supports pharmaceutical care delivery in five Winnipeg hospitals. Individual (de-identified)
In-Hospital Pharmaceuticals - CERNER Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Three Winnipeg based In-Hospital Pharmaceutical Service locations are supported by the Cerner system; these include Health Sciences Centre, Concordia Hospital, and Riverview Health Centre. In these satellite pharmacies, pharmacy technicians provide extensive support for pharmaceutical care initiatives via the computerized (Cerner HealthVision), manual cart-fill unit-dose drug distribution system. In other areas of these locations, pharmacy technicians facilitate care by supporting the computerized, automated unit-dose (Pyxis) and wardstock drug distribution systems. Cerner connects pharmacists, nurses, physicians and administrators, keeping everyone informed and up to date with the goal of enhancing patient safety and accurately recording every step, ensuring efficiency, continuity, and patient safety.The inpatient pharmacy system is used to streamline and improve hospital pharmacy functions, speeding the time from medication order to dispense, and patient safety, by preventing medication errors with knowledge-driven alerts.Clinicians can access more information, monitor patients around the clock with alerts, and share information directly with caregivers. Individual drug dispensation level - can also be analyzed at the individual level (de-identified)
InSight Mentoring Program (IFASD) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL The InSight Mentoring Program is a Healthy Child Manitoba program aimed at decreasing the incidence of alcohol exposed pregnancies. The program is for women who are 18 years or older, are pregnant or have recently given birth, use substances, and are not effectively connected to community resources. Each woman is assigned a mentor who works with her and her family for up to three years. The InSight Dataset contains data with fields pertaining to pregnancy and children, family history, medical and psychological issues, family planning, health and social services, and substance use. The InSight Mentoring Program aims to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies by providing practical supports, advocacy, connection to community resources, and caring support to women in the program. Mentors encourage program participants to self-identify and work toward goals which may include accessing the following resources:| Housing| Transportation| Prenatal care| Parenting support| Spiritual and cultural teaching| Harm-reduction services| Drug or alcohol treatment| Family planning and contraception resources| Services that address domestic abuse, trauma and violence| Legal Services| Support to keep or regain custody of their children| Employment Individual (de-identified)
Long Term Care Assessment (WRHA MDS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Data files maintained by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority that include information about screening, clinical and functional status, as well as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assessments of all residents of Winnipeg personal care homes. Assessments are completed for each resident throughout the year to capture changes in biopsychosocial health and functional performance of ADLs. After an initial full assessment upon admission to the long term care facility, assessments are done quarterly thereafter with further full assessments completed annually. The LTC MDS Tool is used to collect information from residents in all Winnipeg personal care homes for clinical assessment and care planning purposes. Individual person (de-identified); multiple records per person - contains multiple assessment records (Full and Quarterly). There are minimum four records per client per full year of residence in a PCH.
Long Term Care Utilization (MH LTC) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Data maintained by Manitoba Health that consists of records of chronic and rehabilitative services provided by long term care institutions in Manitoba, including hospital patients awaiting placement. These records include information on admissions, separations, assessments, levels of care, and rate changes. The Long Term Care (LTC) program, originally known as the Personal Care Home (PCH) program, began in Manitoba July 1, 1973, and changed as other forms of long term care became part of the program in the mid-1990s. Insured services are provided in long term care facilities licensed by the Province of Manitoba and include basic nursing care and assistance with, or supervision of, activities of daily living. Pharmaceuticals approved under the Health Services Insurance Act are supplied. Long term care may be provided in hospitals, in chronic care beds, or in personal care homes (WRHA: Long Term Care; Manitoba Health: Personal Care Services and Charges). Personal Care Homes (PCHs) - are residential facilities for persons with complex care needs, and they may be proprietary (for profit) or non-proprietary. In order to be admitted to a nursing home an application form must be completed and reviewed by a panel which determines whether the person requires admission. Everyone residing in a PCH pays an authorized charge set by the Manitoba Ministry of Health based on income.When a hospital patient has been panelled, an authorized charge is intitiated while they await transfer to LTC*. Individual person (de-identified); multiple records per person - multiple admission/separation dates, including stays in progress (no separation date).
Management Information System (MIS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH MIS was developed to facilitate timely, effective, management information by enabling historical and inter-regional comparisons through standardized account definitions and accounting practices. The MIS data contain aggregate, summarized, and statistical information on how money is spent on a range of health care services provided in Manitoba including acute, chronic, and rehab hospital services, personal care homes, and community services. MIS was developed to facilitate timely, effective management information by enabling historical and inter-regional comparisons through standardized account definitions and accounting practices. The MIS database contains information on how money is spent on a range of health care services provided in Manitoba regional health authorities. MIS data are reported through two types of accounts: | Primary accounts - refer to a physical/functional area of a facility where financial or statistical activity occurs. Functional centres include services such as the following: Administration and Support, Nursing Inpatient/Resident, Hospital Based Ambulatory Care, Diagnostic and Therapeutic, and Community Based Health.| Secondary accounts - refer to activity within functional centres which is further classified into financial or statistical categories.
Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders. A full continuum of programs and services, both community and hospital based, are available to children, adolescents and their families. Services range from brief intervention to intensive long-term treatment. Treatment is provided from a variety of perspectives and is delivered in partnership with parents and collateral agencies. Note: Also known as the Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Families (MATC). The Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC) provides mental health services to children and youth with psychiatric and/or emotional disorders and is one of the largest providers of Mental Health Services in Manitoba. Services include a 14 bed inpatient service, a day program, several community based programs, and a centralized intake service through which all mental health services for Children and Youth in Winnipeg are triaged. Treatment is provided by a multi-disciplinary team and is delivered in partnership with parents and collateral agencies. Follow-up, monitoring and transfer to other services are essential components of service provision. Depending upon the level of treatment required by the client/family, services may be accessed through different programs. A full list of programs is available here. Individual clients (there may be multiple referrals or visits recorded for each client)
Manitoba Cancer Registry and Treatment Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Manitoba Cancer Registry is designed to collect, manage, and analyze a variety of population-based cancer data. Information is collected by specially trained health professionals (Cancer Registrars) at CancerCare Manitoba and includes patient demographics, cancer diagnosis including site, type of cancer, place, date, and method and stage at diagnosis. Also includes treatment information if surgery, chemotherapy or radiation took place. This vital information is used in research, treatment, healthcare planning, and delivery and prevention initiatives. The registry is an essential tool for evidence-based, data-driven decision-making that has an immense impact on cancer practice and services. Individual (de-identified)
Manitoba Cancer Screening Databases Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The Manitoba Cancer Screening databases contain information on three types of screening programs: breast, cervix and colon, and is collected by CancerCare Manitoba. The data includes basic patient demographics, screening date and result of the screening test. Cancer screening is used to check for cancer in individuals who do not yet show any signs or symptoms of disease. Screening is used to measure the presence and extent of certain conditions/diseases. Abnormal or positive test results may lead to additional testing or treatment. Individual (de-identified)
Manitoba Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Clinical health data that provide details concerning Manitoba preschool children, school age children, adolescents, and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) identified through the Manitoba FASD Centre program. In conjunction with several Regional Health Authority Diagnostic Coordinators, the Manitoba FASD Centre provides referrals, assessments, and access to community resources following a diagnosis of FASD, as well as education, training and research. To be included, individuals must have known prenatal alcohol exposure, developmental and learning concerns, and consent of their legal guardian if under 18 years of age. Information available includes reason for referral, history, growth parameters, developmental assessment, genetic assessment, diagnosis, and behavioural/OT concerns. The Manitoba FASD Centre is affiliated with Winnipeg Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and is funded by Manitoba Health through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. It was established in 2009 at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children to provide expanded services: assessment, education, training and research. Formerly, FASD assessment and diagnosis services were provided (since 1999) at the Clinic for Alcohol and Drug Exposed Children (CADEC) at Winnipeg Children's Hospital (HSC). FASD is an umbrella term encompassing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (pFAS), Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD), and Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND). Patient
Manitoba Health Insurance Registry Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY A longitudinal population-based registry maintained by Manitoba Health of all individuals who have been registered with Manitoba Health at some point since 1970. The registry includes individual-level demographics, family composition information, residential postal codes, and data fields for registration, birth, entry into province, and migration in/out of province. It provides the needed follow-up information to track residents for longitudinal and intergenerational analyses. Individuals who are insured federally, such as military personnel and federal inmates, are not included in this dataset. RCMP were previously excluded but began to be included as of April 1, 2013. MCHP receives “snapshot files” of registry data semi-annually from Manitoba Health; these files are central to the use of the Data Repository. Manitoba Health maintains a current registry of all individuals registered to receive health services in Manitoba for administrative purposes, typically relevant for a short period of time and used by various claim-processing systems to verify eligibility requirements. The Manitoba Health Services Insurance Plan (MHSIP) is financed from general revenues of the Province of Manitoba and with funds provided by the Government of Canada.Individual-level data can be analyzed over time - since 1970 - and across databases without requiring names, addresses, or other identifying information.| Every family is assigned a family registration number by the Ministry of Health. An individual receives a unique family registration number at the age of 18. | Every individual is assigned a unique encrypted Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN) by the Ministry of Health. Encrypted PHIN started being assigned in 1984 at birth or when a person moved into Manitoba. (Prior to 1984, individuals were specified using a combination of family registration, date of birth, and sex.) Individual person (de-identified)
Manitoba Heart Health Survey Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SURVEY The Manitoba Heart Health Survey (MHHS) was a cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of non-institutionalized Manitoba residents (including First Nation community residents) between the ages of 18 and 74 years. It was conducted between the years 1989 and 1990 as a part of the Canadian Heart Health Initiative in order to estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and ascertain the level of cardiovascular-related knowledge among Canadians. Sociodemographic information, chronic disease history, measures of hypertension, and cardiovascular risk factors were collected through a combination of interviewer-administered questionnaires and clinic visits. The Manitoba Heart Health Survey was carried out as part of a national effort (the Canadian Heart Health Initiative) to estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and to ascertain the level of cardiovascular-related knowledge among Canadians. Individual respondent
Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System (MIMS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Health data maintained by Manitoba Health containing information on immunization histories of Manitoba Health registrants (only children under the age of 18 were included prior to 2000/01). Data are collected by the Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System (MIMS), which is a population-based system that provides monitoring and reminders to help ensure that recommended immunizations are received (Manitoba Health, 2007). Immunization Data at MCHP include information on the type of vaccine administered, vaccine sequence schedule, service date, and provider information, as well as some demographic information from the Manitoba Health Insurance Registry. Immunizations for clients in First Nations communities are managed by First Nations and Inuit Health and are not included in these data. Additionally, immunizations administered by private companies may not be included. The Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System (MIMS) is a population-based registry of immunization histories. The goal of this system is to compile information on all immunizations administered in Manitoba to ensure recommended immunizations* are received. (MIMS Annual Report, 2007) *List available at the Manitoba Health CDC website Individual-based, one record per individual, containing histories for all children under the age of 18 and, as of June 2000, histories for Manitoba Health registrants of all ages.
Manitoba Maternal Serum Screening Program (MMSSP) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Clinical health data concerning the prenatal genetic screens of approximately 65% of Manitoban pregnancies each year. Screening is free of charge to all Manitoba residents and is performed by the Section of Genetics and Metabolism at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Data include outcomes of screens (blood tests) for chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects, records of gestation age when blood was drawn, physician reports, prenatal testing, early complications, and mother and fetus/infant demographics. Clinical data is collected for prenatal genetic screening purposes in a program funded by the province of Manitoba. It became a formal provincial program in 1985, providing screening on request to all Manitoba residents at no charge (Szajkowski et al., 2006). Individual person (de-identified)
Manitoba Tuberculosis Registry Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Manitoba TB Registry contains information on persons suspected of, diagnosed with, and treated for TB in Manitoba. Information on people in contact with cases of active TB is also included in the Manitoba TB Registry. Some key data include: scrambled Personal Health Identification Number (to link the data with other MCHP datasets), diagnosis date for cases, drug treatment, treatment completion, population origin group, contact assessment completion, x-ray result, culture and smear results, HIV testing, tuberculin skin testing, and hospitalization of cases. Surveillance and management of TB in Manitoba. Individual person (de-identified)
Medical Claims / Medical Services Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Health data maintained by Manitoba Health consisting of claims for physician visits in offices, hospitals and outpatient departments; fee-for-service components for tests such as lab and x-ray procedures performed in offices and hospitals; payments for on-call agreements (e.g. anaesthetists) that are not attributed to individual patients; as well as information about physicians' specialities. These data files contain records for both Manitoba and non-Manitoba residents who visit Manitoba providers. Some information is also included for services received by Manitoba residents from providers in other provinces. In Manitoba, fee-for-service providers must submit claims to Manitoba Health for reimbursement; a small proportion of salaried physicians also submit evaluation claims (shadow billing). Primarily reimbursement: Most providers in Canada are paid on a fee-for-service basis negotiated by the medical associations and reflecting the time and resources required to perform a procedure. In Manitoba fee-for-service providers must submit claims to Manitoba Health for reimbursement and a small proportion of salaried physicians also submit evaluation claims (shadow billing). Individual person (de-identified)
Mental Health Information Database (MHID) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Mental Health Information Database (MHID) data contain comprehensive case management information for Manitoba residents who receive clinical, social, or rehabilitation services related to mental health within Winnipeg. The majority of this information is for Winnipeg residents receiving community mental health services within the WRHA. Details include diagnostic information, case / encounter information, programs, community service area, and basic demographic information. The Mental Health Information Database (MHID) contains case management information for mostly Winnipeg residents who receive community mental health services provided within Winnipeg.
Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) data contain comprehensive case management information for Manitoba residents who receive clinical, social, or rehabilitation services from Manitoba Health. Details include diagnostic information, encounter information, programs, therapists, and therapies, and demographic information such as living arrangements, marital status, and education. The Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) database contains comprehensive case management information for Manitoba residents who receive clinical, social, or rehabilitation services from the Mental Health and Spiritual Health Branch of Manitoba Health. (Formerly encompassing services from the Mental Health and Addictions Branch, reorganization in February 2010 resulted in Addictions being transferred, along with Healthy Living, from the Department of Health to the Department of Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors.) There are three levels of MHMIS data (Martens et al., 2004):| Client - individual in a specific region. Multiple records exist if the individual received mental health services in more than one region.| Case - contains mental health services provided to a client, as well as changes in legal or clinical status. A client may have several cases within a given region or facility, but (theoretically) only one case should be open at any given time. A case may be inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient or community mental health. | Encounter - any contact with a mental health care provider. (Note that this data is rarely used since it tends to be incomplete and/or inconsistent across RHAs/facilities.)
Midwifery Summary Reports Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH Administrative health data from the Midwifery Program in Manitoba concerning all women that receive prenatal, and/or postpartum care from a midwife. Midwives are trained specialists regulated by the College of Midwives of Manitoba who care for women throughout pregnancy and birth and for mothers and babies in the first weeks after birth. The data include maternal outcomes, birth outcomes, consultations, transfer of care, transport, and demographic details. Data are routinely reported to Manitoba Health for the Midwifery Program in Manitoba. Midwives are "trained specialists who care for women throughout pregnancy and birth, and for mothers and babies in the first weeks after birth" (Government of Manitoba, Collaborative Practice: Midwifery Services). The Midwifery Act was registered in Manitoba in 2000 and the midwifery profession is regulated by the College of Midwives of Manitoba who ensure adherence to the Midwifery Model of Practice. Individual level mother records, baby records, and consult and transfer records.
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) contains data for all hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care at a national level. This includes day surgery, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments. MCHP currently houses Level 1 data from six Winnipeg hospitals, and Level 3 data from the Misericordia Health Centre. CIHI receives data directly from participating facilities or from Regional Health Authorities or ministries of health throughout Canada. Data include patient demographics, wait time, triage level, assessment, intervention and payment provider. Both Manitoba residents and non-Manitoba residents are included in the data. See Scope for more information. NACRS is a data collection tool designed to collect, process and analyze summary data on ambulatory care visits. Information from NACRS is used for policy development, system planning, and research purposes for many organizations. Individual person (de-identified)
National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH The NRS is designed to collect, analyze and provide accurate and timely rehabilitation information. The NRS data in the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository contains demographic, administrative, and clinical information pertaining to physical rehabilitation clients in seven Winnipeg facilities. Details collected include most responsible diagnostic health condition, living arrangements, vocational status, communication (auditory, reading, verbal and written) abilities, and additional admission and discharge information. Impairment codes are collected using the FIM® instrument. The FIM® instrument, Uniform Data Set and impairment codes are the property of Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation, a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc. To collect, analyze and provide accurate and timely rehabilitation information with the goal of supporting health policies, quality improvement activities, and decision-making in the adult inpatient rehabilitation sector. Client Level (de-identified)
Prosecution Information and Scheduling Management (PRISM) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy JUSTICE PRISM is an incident-tracking system developed and maintained by the Manitoba Justice Prosecution Service. This system was designed to provide information to prosecutors by tracking incidents (e.g. assaults, speeding infractions, theft, domestic / family trouble, break and enter, etc.), type of involvement in the incident (e.g. accused, victim, witness, etc.), and the initial charges that result relating to each incident. The data currently contain nearly 2 million "Incident" records, nearly 1.8 million "Charges" records, and involve over 500,000 individuals. Incident dates range from the early 1950s to 2017. Although the system is incident-based, it is possible to examine an individuals involvement history over time. It is important to note that it is not currently possible to determine the outcome of charges in PRISM. More information on charges is available in the Justice Criminal Courts Automated Information Network (CCAIN) database. The PRISM system is designed to provide information to prosecutors by tracking incidents, involvement (e.g. accused, victim, witness, etc.), as well as the initial charge(s) relating to each incident. Individual (de-identified)
Provider Registry (Physician Master File) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Provider Registry (also known as the Physician Master File or Physician Resource File) contains "snapshots" of provider and practice information obtained quarterly (every three months) from Manitoba Health. This data contains Information about physicians and physician practice details, including: physician specialty, date of birth / age, location of training, years of practice, payment methods, workloads, and practice groups / practice location. In determining practice location information, the Electronic User Site Location (EUSL) data is also required. This dataset provides additional demographic and practice information for physicians who are providing services in Manitoba. Individual (de-identified)
Rent Assist Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL Rent Assist data includes the distribution of, and applications for, a monthly benefit which helps low income seniors, families, persons with disabilities, and after June 2014, all other Manitobans who do not fit into those categories. Recipients' living accommodations must be in the private market and they must spend a large portion of their income on rent. Rent Assist is formerly known as RentAid and the Manitoba Shelter Benefits. The Rent Assist database tracks the distribution of, and applications for, the government of Manitoba’s monthly benefit which helps seniors, families, persons with disabilities, and other Manitobans who do not fit into those categories. Persons receiving income assistance who are eligible for Rent Assist receive it automatically as part of their monthly EIA benefits. Individual person (de-identified)
Supportive Housing Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL
Tenant Management System (TMS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL Data used by Manitoba Housing and Community Development to administer the Social Housing Program in Manitoba. These data provide details on all households living in units managed by Manitoba Housing. Available fields include household type, length of stay, application reason, location (rural/Winnipeg), program, project, construction, utilities, and rentable area details. The Tenant Management System (TMS) is used to manage and track clients that reside in Manitoba Housing's approximately 14,000 residential dwelling units. These units provide affordable and safe housing to more than 31,000 individuals, seniors, and families living in Manitoba. Individual client level (de-identified)
Trauma Registry Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY The Trauma Registry dataset contains information on individuals injured and seen at the Health Sciences Centre Trauma Unit. Dataset fields pertain to cause of injury, method of transportation to care facility, severity of injury, procedures performed and complications. The National Trauma Registry (NTR) provides trauma and injury information to health care providers, researchers and injury prevention programs in Canada. Individual person (de-identified)
University of Manitoba Student Data Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy SOCIAL Contains information on University of Manitoba students, including demographic data, high school performance, other institutions, University courses, term attendance and degrees obtained. The University of Manitoba's Aurora system is a fully integrated suite of administrative software that provide web-based applications for faculty, students and staff of the University of Manitoba. As a component of the Aurora system, the Internet Native Banner (INB), includes the primary systems for both Finance and Student administration. Aurora Student manages student applications and enrollment at the University of Manitoba and facilitates student and faculty's easy access a set of online services such as registration, course catalogue selection, declarations, account summary, and the management of personal information. Aurora Student data are also used by the Office of Institutional Analysis to analyze trends in enrollment and other details that may be useful to the public or university administration. Prior to 2006 the University of Manitoba used a different system to record and track this information (IMS). Individual student
Urgent Care (NACRS) Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy HEALTH MCHP's Urgent Care data provide details concerning urgent care delivered at the Misericordia Health Centre in Winnipeg, including all admission, discharge, and transfer information since 2004/05 along with electronic triage information. Urgent care (UC) data is reported in the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), which collects, processes and analyzes summary data on hospital ambulatory care. Available fields of particular importance include triage code, arrival method, disposition status, time in urgent care, and diagnostic and consult information. Urgent care information is reported in the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), which collects, processes and analyzes summary data on hospital ambulatory care. NACRS facilitates comparative reporting across provinces and supports management decision-making at hospital, regional, and provincial/territorial levels UC data are interfaced daily with medical charts to produce a hospital-like abstract for each patient.
Vital Statistics Mortality Manitoba Manitoba Centre for Health Policy REGISTRY A longitudinal population-based registry maintained by Manitoba's Vital Statistics Agency that is prepared from administrative mortality data. These data files include anyone who dies in Manitoba. The data go back to January 1, 1970. Primary Cause of Death is indicated along with either "Other Underlying Causes of Death" or "External Cause of Injury". Manitobans who die outside of Manitoba are not consistently recorded / reported in this registry. The Vital Statistics Mortality Registry contains a record of information on each death that occurs in Manitoba. The Vital Statistics Agency is required by law to record this information. Individual (de-identified)
Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences REGISTRY The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN), stablished in 2009, is Ontario’s perinatal registry. The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and supported by The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). BORN's purpose is to collect, share and protect critical data about pregnancy and childhood in Ontario with the aim of making a lasting and positive contribution to the health of mothers, newborns and childrens of Ontario. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) has been developed for clinical and demographic information on residents receiving facility based continuing care services. Data for the CCRS will be collected using the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Minimum Data Set assessment instrument The CCRS is appropriate for a wide range of continuing care services. This range includes hospital-based continuing care (for example, complex continuing care, extended/chronic care) and residential care providing 24-hour nursing services (for example, nursing home, home for the aged). Individual-level (Encoded data)
Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Discharge Abstract Database is a database for information on all separation from acute care institutions within a fiscal year (April1 to March31). Data is received directly from acute care facilities or from their respective health/regional authority or ministry/department of health. To capture demographic, administrative and clinical data on all separations including deaths, sign-outs and transfers. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Home Care Database (HCD) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The HCD is a clinical client centric database that captures all services that are extended to community care assessment center (CCAC) which including information on client, intake, assessment, admission & discharge, diagnosis and surgery procedure, and care delivery. To support front-line care planning and quality improvement at the point of care. To support planning, quality improvement, funding and accountability at the management and policy-making levels. Individual-level (Encoded data)
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The National Ambulatory Care Reporting System is a dataset that contains data for all hospital-based and comuunitu-based ambulatory care To capture demographic, administrative, service -specific and clinical data for all Emergency department, day surgery and other ambulatory care visits in the province of Ontario. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Narcotics Monitoring System is a database that contains information collected by dispensers (pharmacies) about all prescribed narcotics and monitored drug dispensed to the people in Ontario. To, as part of the province's Narcotics Monitoring Strategy, promote the proper use, prescription and dispensation of narcotics and other controlled substances medications while ensuring that people who need them get proper access as well as to track their use. Individual-level (Encoded data)
National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) was developed to support data collection by facilities providing services to adult inpatient rehabilitation clients. These rehabilitation services are provided in specialized rehabilitation facilities, or in general hospitals with rehabilitation units, programs or designated beds. As a result of its partly voluntary nature, the NRS does not have comprehensive coverage of all inpatient rehabilitation services in the province. To enhance the knowledge about inpatient rehabilitation services across the province and assist in planning and management activities in the sector. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences REGISTRY Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO), located at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), is the provincial program that coordinates newborn screening in Ontario, Canada. Newborns are screened for rare but treatable diseases using a combination of advanced laboratory techniques. To allow to continuously improve and further develop the integrated system of neonatal screening in the province of Ontario. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Ontario Cancer Registry (OCR) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences REGISTRY The Ontario Cancer Registry is a database on all Ontario resident who have been newly diagnosed with cancer ("incidence") or who have died of cancer ("mortality").The Ontario Cancer Registry exchanges information with other provinces and territories about residents diagnosed or treated outside of Ontario. This approach ensures completeness of provincial cancer records. To collect, manage and analyze cancer data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of cancer in the province. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Ontario Drug Benefit Claims (ODB) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) database contains claims for prescription drugs received under the Ontario Drug Benefit program. To collect and share patient, physician and drug data related to all drugs claims covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Ontario Health Insurance Plan Claims Database (OHIP) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH In Ontario, the government-run health plan is called the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). OHIP is paid through taxes. OHIP pays for services that are medically necessary. OHIP claims data contains most claims paid for by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. The data cover all health care providers who can claim under OHIP (this includes physicians, groups, laboratories, and out-of-province providers) with some important exclusions. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH OLIS is a province-wide, integrated repository of tests and results that provides access to patients' lab test orders and results to aid clinical decision-making. To develop an integrated repository in which patients' laab orders are results are centralized in a single database. This allows to minimize gaps when accessing patients' data, while reducing the dependency on paper-based systems across the network. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) analyzes and reports on information submitted to CIHI about all individuals receiving adult mental health services in Ontario. OMHRS comprehensive data is collected using the Resident Assessment Instrument — Mental Health, a standardized clinical instrument used to regularly assess those receiving inpatient mental health care. Participating institutions include: beds in General, Provincial Psychiatric, and Specialty Psychiatric facilities. To provide a tool to analyze and report on information about all individials receiving adult mental health services in the Province. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Vital Statistics - Deaths (ORGD) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences REGISTRY ORGD is an annual dataset containing information on all deaths registered in Ontario starting on January 1 1990. Information on cause of death is included. Is an annual dataset containing information on all deaths registered in Ontario starting on January 1 1990. Information on cause of death is included. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Registered Persons Database (RPDB) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences REGISTRY This database contains information on persons registered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and who are eligible for the Ontario Drug Program. This database is critical to a number of key programs that deliver health services to the public, for example, access to hospital services, physician services and drug benefits. To provide basic demogrpahic information about anyone who has ever had an Ontario Health Card Number. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Same Day Surgery Database (SDS) Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences HEALTH The Same Day Surgery Database is a data holding derived from NACRS. Records are captured based on the visit functional center code. Only those records that correspond to same day surgery/procedure centers are captured in this dataset. To capture demographic, administrative, service -specific and clinical data for all same day surgeries/procedures that are performed in Ontario. Individual-level (Encoded data)
Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH ADT contains data relating to the admissions, discharges and transfers of health service events for inpatient acute care facilities, including tracking of transfers between wards within a hospital. Track patient location within acute care facilities. Individual (identifiable)
Alberta Population Cost Utilization Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Provides high-level information on health care costs and utilization, dummy-coded AEDC (Aggregated Episodic Diagnostic Codes), and dummy-coded CRG (clinical risk groups) of the Alberta population, as well as the socio-economic conditions of the communities where the population resides. Allow high-level tracking of costs and resource utilization for patient populations in Alberta. Individual (identifiable)
Alberta Wait Time Registry (AWTR) Alberta Alberta Health Services REGISTRY Contains information about wait times for key surgical and diagnostic imaging procedures in the province, defined as the time between the decision date the date of surgical or diagnostic intervention. Developed to allow reporting on wait times for key surgical and diagnostic imaging procedures, as recommended by the Premier's Advisory Council on Health. It is also used to help set realistic access targets. Individual (identifiable)
Alberta Ambulatory Care Reporting System (AACRS) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH The Alberta Ambulatory Care Reporting System is facility-based ambulatory care information (same-day surgery day procedures, emergency room visits, and community rehabilitation program services occurring in publicly-funded facilities). This dataset contains recipient, service, diagnosis and procedure interventions. This dataset is no longer updated as it has been replaced by NACRS. Devloped to allow reporting and to measure system performance for ambulatory visits in the province. Individual (identifiable)
Clinical Risk Grouper (CRG) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Time series assigning each Alberta resident registered with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) into a Clinical Risk Group* (CRG) for each fiscal year based on their recorded diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD9, ICD9-CM, ICD10-CA, CCI). This population-based grouper allows for clinically relevant risk adjustment, enhanced planning and innovative economic studies Individual (identifiable)
Continuing Care Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Continuing care data includes admissions to long term care facilities as well as home care admissions for provincially funded services. Developed to track long term care and home care admissions in the province to allow reporting. Individual (identifiable)
Pampalon Deprivation Index Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Small area-based composite index that uses census data at the dissemination area level to provide measures of material and social deprivation. Data is updated after each census is released, every 5 years. Created to help overcome lack of socioeconomic index that can be used with administrative health databases. Area level data (dissemination area)
Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Records all diagnostic imaging exams as defined by Common Procedure and Examination List (CPEL) of Alberta and other information entered by diagnostic imaging staff. Only procedures performed at AHS funded facilities are included. Procedures performed at privately operated community clinics are not included. Creatd under a secondary use policy to ensure AHS-governed data is made available to authorized persons to support the full spectrum of quality improvement and cost-saving efforts (i.e. secondary use) while ensuring the data are collected, accessed, used, disclosed, retained and destroyed in accordance with AHS policies and procedures,applicable legislation, information management agreements and ethical frameworks Individual (identifiable)
Emergency Department Information System Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Information flows from the ADT system into the Emergency Department Information Tracking System (EDIS) where patient registration demographic information is utilized to manage the integrated solution for emergency department tracking of locations(beds), attending providers, consulting providers, and inpatient admissions. Includes additional fields compared to NACRS including presenting complaint and additional time elements. Created to allow reporting and analysis on patient movement through emergency departments. Individual (identifiable)
Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH The discharge abstract database is a database for information on all AHS separations for acute care institutions, including discharges, deaths, sign-outs and transfers. Hospitals are required to submit abstracts which then get submitted to CIHI each month. Individual (identifiable)
Medical Laboratory Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Includes all AHS general lab tests and includes clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, serology, urinalysis and immunology. Combine lab data from source systems across the province into a single repository with minimal transformation. Individual (identifiable)
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH The National Ambulatory Care Reporting System is facility-based ambulatory care information (same-day surgery, day procedures, emergency room visits, and community rehabilitation program services occurring in publicly-funded facilities). This dataset contains recipient, service, diagnosis, and procedure interventions. Also includes information about providers and derived elements (e.g., groupers) Individual (identifiable)
Patient Satisfaction Survey Alberta Alberta Health Services SURVEY Patient Satisfaction Survey data is available for selected data elements. The dataset is collected using instrument administered province wide via telephone interview method. Includes Child Patient Experience Survery and Adult Patient Experience Survey. Provide the ability to report on and monitor the experience of patients who have been discharged from hospitals in Alberta. Individual (identifiable)
Alberta Perinatal Health Program (APHP) Alberta Alberta Health Services REGISTRY The Alberta Perinatal data set contains data from all hospital facilities where women gave birth and from registered midwives attending out of hospital births in Alberta It includes information on pregnancy, birth, and mortality. Individual (identifiable)
Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN) Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN) is the central repository of prescription drugs dispensed from community pharmacies in Alberta. This is a primary dataset for community drug utilization reviews (DUR) for quality improvement, research and evaluation in Alberta Health Services (AHS). Individual (identifiable)
Population Health Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Provides Alberta population estimates and projections. Data is derived from the Provincial Registry data using the Alberta Health Population Projections which are updated approximately every three years. Data can be aggregated by postal code, age, sex and year. Provide population estimates and projections for Alberta. Aggregate
Practitioner Claims Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Contains health service claims submitted for payment by providers under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). The AHCIP registers eligible Albertans and pays provider claims for health services provided. Individual (identifiable)
Provincial Registry Alberta Alberta Health Services REGISTRY The Provincial Registry table is also referred to as Population Demographics and tracks Albertans with coverage through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) annually. It allows identification of deaths as well as migration in and out of the province. Data is updated once per year. Track people with coverage through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan Individual (identifiable)
Vital Statistics - Identifiable Alberta Alberta Health Services HEALTH Vital Statistics are defined as records dealing with births, stillbirths and deaths; all events which have to do with an individual’s entrance or departure from life, together with changes in civil status. Identifiable vital statistics data allows identification of births and deaths in the province. Track vital statistics for Albertans. Individual (identifiable)
Alberta Cancer Registry Alberta Alberta Health Services REGISTRY Collect, manage and track all Albertan's with Cancer diagnoses, including details about cancer modality and treatments. Allow reporting and analysis relating to cancer patients in the province. Individual (identifiable)
Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Database that collects, administrative, clinical and demographic information on hospital discharges (including deaths, sign-outs and transfers). Some provinces and territories also use the DAD to capture day surgery. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individual, identified, multiple records per person
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Database that collects data for all hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care, which includes: day surgery; outpatient and community-based clinics; and emergency departments. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individual, identified, multiple records per person
Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Data holding that contains administrative, clinical and demographic information on inpatient separations from acute care hospitals (which is populated based on the DAD). Also contains Quebec day surgery data as of 2012–2013. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care Individual, identified, potentially multiple records per person
National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Databases that collects data from participating adult inpatient rehabilitation facilities and programs. Socio-demographic information, administrative, Health characteristics, interventions and Activities and participation Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Database contains demographic, clinical, functional and resource utilization information on individuals receiving continuing care services in hospitals or long-term care homes in Canada. Such data identifies residents’ preferences, needs and strengths, and provides a snapshot of the services they use. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Home Care Reporting System (HCRS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Database contains demographic, clinical, functional and resource utilization information on clients served by publicly funded home care programs in Canada. Within a single reporting framework. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Contains data on hospitalizations for mental illness and addictions. Such data as administrative, demographic, diagnosis and length of hospital stay. This data is gathered from administrative separation records of psychiatric and general hospitals from 4 sources: DAD, HMDB, Hospital Mental Health Survey and OMHRS. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Database collects data on all individuals receiving adult mental health services in Ontario, as well as some individuals receiving services in youth inpatient beds and selected facilities in other provinces Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Collects data from hospital dialysis programs, transplant programs, organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and independent health facilities to track patients from their first treatment for end-stage organ failure (dialysis or transplantation) to their death. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
National Trauma Registry (NTR) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH NTR provided trauma health care providers, researchers and injury prevention programs with information on injury or trauma in Canada. The registry also provided a framework for trauma prevention efforts. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Ontario Trauma Registry (OTR) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH The Registry identifies, describes and quantifies trauma injuries in Ontario. Financed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the OTR comprises three data sets: the Minimum Data Set (MDS), the Comprehensive Data Set (CDS) and the Death Data Set (DDS). Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Collects patient-level clinical, surgical and prosthesis information beyond what is captured in the HMDB, DAD or NACRS, allowing for more in-depth analysis of hip and knee replacement procedures Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care individuals
Medical Imaging Technology Database (MITDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Collected information from an annual national survey of high-technology medical imaging equipment in the public and private sectors (current nature, distribution and use of medical imaging technologies). Some MIT data, such as the number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanners, For research/environmental scan Site-specific- regional health authorities, hospitals and free-standing hospitals (also known as non-hospital or private facilities).
Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Monitoring System (CMSMS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Collected information at initial patient enrolment and at subsequent follow-up visits between health care providers and patients. - Submission Control Data - Client Demographics - Client Service Encounter - Client Profile - Diagnosis - Clinical Characteristics - Medications - Treatment - Outcomes CMSMS, was established to be used as a standard for MS data Tracking treatment for multiple sclerosis in Canada individuals
National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Prescription claims-level data, focusing primarily on publicly financed drug benefit programs. Also contains supporting information for additional context: formulary and drug product information and information on policies of public drug plans in Canada. Includes the following information, where available:  Unique client identifier  Client age  Client gender  Unique pharmacy identifier  Pharmacy postal code  Pharmacy province  Unique prescriber identifier  Prescriber specialty code (limited)  Prescriber postal code  Prescriber province  Drug cost data elements related to ingredient, markup and professional fee  Plan/program paid amounts Analysis of drug utilization and cost trends individuals
National Physician Database (NPDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Established in 1987 by the deputy ministers of health and transferred to CIHI in 1995. Provides information on demographic characteristics of physicians, physician payments and physicians’ level of activity within Canada’s health care system Research- able to produce reports and analyses that contain wide-ranging information about physicians. individuals
Scott’s Medical Database (SMDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Formerly Southam Medical Database. Provides information on the number of physicians and their distribution across Canada. Contains the following information on physicians: Sex, Year of birth, Jurisdiction, Postal code, Activity status, Place and year of graduation from medical school and Specialty. Given physicians can be uniquely identified in this database, changes in physician type as well as physician movement among provinces and territories can be tracked over time. Research- able to produce reports and analyses that contain wide-ranging information about physicians individuals
Health Workforce Database (HWDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Contains information on 30 groups (listed below) of health care professionals in Canada. It provides comprehensive national, provincial and territorial portraits, including information on: supply, distribution, migration, education and employment. Professional groups included are: audiologists, chiropractors, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dentists, dietitians, environmental public health professionals, genetic counsellors, health information management professionals, licensed practical nurses, medical laboratory technologists, medical physicists, medical radiation technologists, midwives, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, paramedics, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, physiotherapists, psychologists, registered nurses/nurse practitioners, registered psychiatric nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech-language pathologists. Evidenced-based planning and management of health human resources. Individuals, aggregate
National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Collects data on health spending in Canada by spending category and source of funding (includes both public and private sectors). Health expenditures for the most recent two years are also forecast. Facilitates provincial/territorial, national and international comparative reporting. Also supports policy planning, decision-making and research. Region and health area (drug spending) and spending site-specific (hospital, other institution, physician spending)
Canadian Management Information System Database Metadata (CMDB) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Data is collected according to the MIS Standards, providing a framework to collect and report financial and statistical operations data onpublic hospitals and regional health authorities, on the day-to-day operations. Key variables are: •Expenses •Revenues •Earned hours •Inpatient days •Beds staffed and in operation •Procedures •Exams •Visits To facilitate comparative reporting and support policy planning, decision-making and research regional health authority and hospital sites
Canadian Patient Cost Database (CPCD) NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Contains patient-level cost data from health service organizations. Detailed costs are submitted to CIHI at the individual encounter level for: •Inpatient •Outpatient •Long-term care •Complex continuing care •Mental health •Rehabilitation services To facilitate comparative reporting and support policy planning, decision-making and research Individual- and encounter-level data
Wait Times NATIONAL Canadian Institute for Health Information HEALTH Since 2004, when Canada’s first ministers agreed to work to reduce wait times, provincial governments have worked with CIHI to improve public wait time reporting for 8 priority procedures: 1.Hip replacement 2.Knee replacement 3.Hip fracture repair 4.Cataract surgery 5.Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) 6.Radiation therapy 7.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 8.Computed tomography (CT) scan Wait time data provides a snapshot of how long patients wait for a priority procedure. It also shows the proportion of patients who receive care within the benchmark time frame. Regionally (for hip and knee replacements only) and provincially aggregated data.
BC Generations Project British Columbia Population Data BC SURVEY The BC Generations Project (BCGP) is a BC Cancer project which has created a data and sample repository on ~30,000 British Columbia residents (aged 35-69 at enrolment) who have consented to participate in BCGP for the purpose of enabling research on the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. For research Individual Level Data
BC Cancer Registry British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY Information on all cancers diagnosed for BC residents and reported to the BC Cancer Registry. The data in this file are extracted from the larger BC Cancer Registry Identifying Data (CAIS Warehouse). In BC, cancer is a reportable disease. The sources of registrations are haematology and pathology reports, death certificates, hospital reports, and cancer treatment centres. The BC Cancer Registry is estimated to cover at least 95% of all cancer cases. Record keeping and research Individual Level Data
BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY The BC Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) captures maternal, fetal, and neonatal data for an estimated 99% of all births that occur in BC. The BCPDR captures data for both the mother (delivery episode, postpartum transfer/readmissions <=42 days) and the baby (baby newborn episode, baby transfer/readmissions <=28 days). supports health care providers, leaders, researchers, and policymakers in their work to improve maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. Individual Level Data
Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) British Columbia Population Data BC ENVIRONMENT The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) collates and generates standard measures of environmental factors and provides these data to a wide range of health data organizations who pre-link and distribute them to the Canadian research community. Exposure metrics currently distributed by CANUE include air quality (nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, and fine particulate matter concentrations), green and blue spaces (Landsat, MODIS, and AVHRR normalized difference vegetation indices), neighbourhood factors (access to employment, material and social deprivation indices, marginalization indices, nighttime light, and active living environments), and weather and climate (weather indicators, local climate zones, and water balance). Research Postal code level
Discharge Abstract Database (Hospital Separations file) British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH Data on discharges, transfers and deaths of in-patients and day surgery patients from acute care hospitals in BC. All Canadian hospitals (except those in Quebec) submit their separations records directly to the Canadian Institute of Health information (CIHI) for inclusion in the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD). The database contains demographic, administrative and clinical data for hospital discharges (inpatient acute, chronic, rehabilitation) and day surgeries. A provincial data set, including various CIHI value-added elements (such as case mix groups, and resource intensity weights) is released on a monthly basis to the respective Ministries of Health. The DAD data files which Population Data BC receives include the CIHI variables. Population Data BC receives these data once per year. To provide information on care received in acute care hospitals in BC Individual Level Data
Early Development Instrument (EDI) British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a questionnaire designed to measure children’s development in kindergarten. Designed by Drs. Dan Offord and Magdalena Janus of McMaster University, the EDI is a checklist that kindergarten teachers complete for each child in their class. It is a holistic measure of children's development across five areas: (1) physical health and well-being; (2) social competence; (3) emotional maturity; (4) language and cognitive development; and (5) communication skills. Teachers complete the EDI in February, after they have had several months of interaction with their Kindergarten class. research Individual Level Data
Home and Community Care British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL Information on transactions for individuals receiving services paid by the Continuing Care Division, BC Ministry of Health Services. Transactions relate to clients who are publicly-funded residents of long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, family care homes and group homes, clients in adult daycare programs, and clients receiving home care and home support services. To provide information on services paid by the Continuing Care Division of the BC Ministry of Health Individual Level Data
Income Band (Statistics Canada) British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL The Income Band data file consists of 1000 income bands of data summarizing equivalised disposable income, derived from Statistics Canada tax-filer data prepared for the years 1992, 2002, and 2006. Research Postal code level
Medical Services Plan (MSP) Payment Information File British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH Data on medically necessary services provided by fee-for-service practitioners to individuals covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP), BC's universal insurance program. Practitioners are separated into: physicians, supplementary benefit practitioners (physiotherapists, massage practitioners, naturopathic physicians, etc.), and out-of-province practitioners. BC's universal insurance program Individual Level Data
Mental Health British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH The Mental Health data set contains administrative data in several files that were created using tables in the Mental Health Data Warehouse (MHDW). The mental health data we have are the Minimum Reporting Requirement (MRR) tables from the MHDW at the Ministry of Health Services. The MRR is now the requirement for all HAs in reporting on all patient/clients receiving mental health services in the community. The mental health data are a snapshot from a continuously updated relational database system with files such as client, care episodes, and service events. Project-specific 'care episode keys' are provided unless otherwise authorized. This allows the grouping of service records within a single care episode. To provide information on mental health-related care episodes and service events in BC. Individual Level Data
Ministry of Education British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL The BC Ministry of Education data tracks students’ academic achievements, their schools, and demographic changes over time for public and private schools across British Columbia at an individual record level, starting in kindergarten through to high school graduation. This includes students scores on the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) and Provincial Examinations, course grades, completion rates, and the Student Learning Survey, along with demographic information, and student enrollment in various programs. Record keeping, research and quality improvement Individual Level Data
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH The National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) is a tool for collecting data and reporting on all levels of ambulatory care within Canada including emergency departments (EDs), day surgery, and medical and surgical day clinics within hospitals, the community and private clinics. NACRS facilitates comparisons and benchmarking across jurisdictions provincially and nationally through the use of standardized definitions and coding standards that adhere to national and international standards. In September 2010 the BC Ministry of Health (the Ministry) mandated the health authorities to work with Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to implement the NACRS Level 2 at fifteen high volume emergency departments across the province. NACRS Level 2 will provide patient level, demographic and wait time information and clinical data including presenting complaint and discharge diagnosis. A tool for collecting data and reporting on all levels of ambulatory care including Emergency Departments (ED's), day surgery, and medical and surgical day clinics within hospitals, the community and private clinics. Individual Level Data
Patient Centred Measurement - Acute Inpatient 2016/17 Survey British Columbia Population Data BC SURVEY The Acute Inpatient 2016/17 Survey asked patients about their health-related quality of life and their experiences with the quality of care and services received as an inpatient in one of 78 acute care hospitals and two freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in British Columbia. The survey was coordinated by the BC Office of Patient-Centred Measurement (PCM) on behalf of the BC PCM Working Group, a group that includes representation from the BC Ministry of Health and the seven Health Authorities. _x000D_ Research and quality improvement Individual Level Data
Patient Centred Measurement - Emergency Department 2018 Survey British Columbia Population Data BC SURVEY The 2018 Emergency Department Survey asked patients about their health-related quality of life and their experiences with the quality of care and services received from one of 108 emergency department facilities in British Columbia. Research and quality improvement Individual Level Data
Permanent Residents Data British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL Permanent Residents data has been provided by IRCC Research and Evaluation Branch for the purpose of facilitating immigrant health research projects. Data pertaining to citizenship and immigration, such as immigration class, year of arrival, and country of origin are available for request. For research Individual Level Data
PharmaCare British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH PharmaCare is BC's public drug insurance program that assists BC residents in paying for eligible prescription drugs and designated medical supplies. Please note: if you need data from 1996 onwards you should request PharmaNet data. PharmaCare is still available for those needing prescription information prior to January 1st, 1996. Public drug insurance program Individual Level Data
PharmaNet British Columbia Population Data BC HEALTH The PharmaNet system is an online, real-time system that captures all prescriptions for drugs and medical supplies dispensed from community pharmacies in BC as well as prescriptions dispensed from hospital outpatient pharmacies for patient use at home. In addition, physicians may record medications provided to patients during an office, clinic or emergency department visit. The recording of medications by physicians is not mandatory at this time; therefore this data is not complete. PharmaNet supports drug dispensing, drug monitoring and claims processing. The PharmaNet system contains data related to both medications dispensed and PharmaCare claims. PharmaNet is the province-wide network that links all B.C. pharmacies to a central data system. Every prescription dispensed in community pharmacies in B.C. is entered into PharmaNet. Individual Level Data
Vital Statistics Births British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY Includes all births registered in the province of BC. Record keeping Individual Level Data
Vital Statistics Deaths British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY Includes all deaths registered in the province of BC. Record keeping Individual Level Data
Vital Statistics Marriages British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY Includes all marriages registered in the province of BC. Record keeping Individual Level Data
Vital Statistics Stillbirths British Columbia Population Data BC REGISTRY Includes all stillbirths registered in the province of BC. Record keeping Individual Level Data
WorkSafeBC Claims and Firm Level files British Columbia Population Data BC SOCIAL Information on reports of injury to WorkSafeBC, and injuries accepted for compensation, including disability time periods, injury information and compensation amounts. Record keeping and research Individual Level Data
BizNet New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training SOCIAL BizNet contains applicants to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) who have a landing date (i.e., permanent resident status), along with family members of these applicants. The BizNet data comes to NB-IRDT in two tables. The first table contains records for each individual with client, application, job offer, and education info, where individuals include primary applicants and family members. The second table contains language test scores for IELTS, CELPIP, and TEF tests completed by applicants. Collects and tracks information about applicants to the New Brunswick Provinvial Nominee Program Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Data New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients. To collect and manage COPD data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of COPD in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Diabetes New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in patients To collect and manage Diabetes data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Diabetes in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Heart Failure New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of Heart Failure in NB. To collect and manage Heart Failure data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Heart Failure in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Hypertension Data New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence of hypertension in patients. To collect and manage Hypertension data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Hypertension in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Acute Myocardial Incfraction New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of Ischemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction in NB. To collect and manage Ichemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Ichemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Ichemic Heart Disease New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of Ischemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction in NB. To collect and manage Ichemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Ichemic Heart Disease and Acute Myocardial Infraction in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Mood and Anxiety Disorders New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in NB. To collect and manage Mood and Anxiety Disorders data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Moos and Anxiety Disorders in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Multiple Sclerosis Data New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence of multiple sclerosis in patients. To collect and manage Multiple Sclerosis data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Multiple Sclerosis in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Neurological Conditions New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence of neurological conditions in patients. To collect and manage Neurological Condidtions data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Neurological Conditions in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Parkinson's New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence of Parkinson's in patients To collect and manage Parkinson's data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Parkinson's in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
CCDSS Stroke New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System estimating the incidence and prevalence of To collect and manage Storke data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of Stroke in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Citizen Database New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training SOCIAL Basic demographic and location information on all residents of New Brunswick who have been issued a provincial Medicare card. Updated with Geocodes To provide basic demogrpahic information about anyone who has ever had a New Brunswick Health Card Number. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Discharge Abstract Data (DAD) New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Patient discharge information from New Brunswick hospitals Hospitals are required to submit abstracts which then get submitted to CIHI each month. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
FMNB Participating Physicians New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH List of physicians participating in the FMNB project. None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Healthy Toddler Assessments New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Voluntary assessment of 18-month-old children. This assessment includes vision, teeth, hearing, language development, growth, physical skills and personal and social relationships. Collects and manages information from Healthy Todler Test results Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Blood test information for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
York Care InteRAI-MDS New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH The York Care InterRAIMDS database contains information regarding standardized assessments of the needs, strengths, and preferences of persons receiving short-term post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities as well as persons living in chronic care and nursing home institutional settings. Information regarding standardized assessments of the needs, strengths, and preferences of persons receiving short-term post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities as well as persons living in chronic care and nursing home institutional settings. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Breast Cancer Screening New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data from breast cancer screening events of New Brunswick women from the organized national breast cancer screening program. Variables include client factors, screen event information, referral reasons, diagnostic test information and cancer information. To collect, manage and analyze cancer data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of breast cancer in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Cancer Registry New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training REGISTRY Person-oriented database that tracks patients in New Brunswick who have been diagnosed with tumors To collect, manage and analyze cancer data in order to produce timely and high-quality information on the burden of cancer in the province. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Health Information Platform (NB-CHIP) New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Provincial pulmonary function data, including the number of patients with COPD and corresponding severity, patient’s smoking history, current smoking status, current medications, patient reported levels of shortness of breath and exercise tolerance, as well as full pulmonary function reports. None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Insulin Pump Program New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Application details of clients under 25 years of age living with diabetes, who are medically eligible and have applied for insulin pump therapy. None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Prescription Drug Programs New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Data regarding claims submitted through drug plans. Dataset includes patient and physician information, details regarding drug plans, and prescription drug costs. To collect and share patient, physician and drug data related to all drugs claims covered under the New Brunswick Drug Benefit Program. Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Rehabilitation Reporting System New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH The NRS database collects information regarding adult inpatient rehabilitation facilities and programs. This set contains NB data relating to specialized facilities, including hospital rehabilitation units and programs, designated rehabilitation beds, as well as patient details relating to socio-demographic information, health characteristics, administrative data, interventions, and activities and participation. Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Suicide Registry New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training REGISTRY Summary of death by suicide events, including previous attempts, family history, and circumstantial factors. None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
NB Trauma Registry New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training REGISTRY Trauma set regarding injury-related data elements, including information about pre-hospital and emergency department care, and for patients who have been severely injured (i.e., those who have an Injury Severity Score greater than 12). None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Physician Billing New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Payments by service code of fee-for-service physicians; salary physician payments; reciprocal medical claims for NB residents; reciprocal hospital claims for NB residents; reciprocal medical claims for out-of-province residents Delivers comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Provider Registry New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training REGISTRY Historical and current information about physicians None Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Radon New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training ENVIRONMENT Results from radon tests. Includes partial geographic information for testing sites. Volunteer participants seeking dwelling randon testing from NB RPC 3 digit postal code
Vital Statistics New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training HEALTH Summary of death events that occurred in the province of New Brunswick for residents and non-residents Track vital statistics of New Brunswickers Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
ALS Registry New Brunswick New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training REGISTRY A sample of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in New Brunswick. Variables include demographics, date of onset and diagnosis and information about the type of ALS and its location of onset. This sample was collected between 2003 and 2013 and, at present, is not updated beyond these time points Collects information about ALS patients in NB Individual Level Data, Administrative Data
Aboriginal Children's Survey (ACS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Aboriginal Children's Survey provides an extensive set of data about Aboriginal (Métis, Inuit, and off-reserve First Nations) children under six years of age in urban, rural, and northern locations across Canada. The Aboriginal Children's Survey was designed to provide a picture of the early development of Aboriginal children and the social and living conditions in which they are learning and growing Children level
Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The 2017 APS is a national survey of First Nations people living off reserve, Métis and Inuit aged 15 years and over. The 2017 APS represents the fifth cycle of the survey and focuses on transferable skills, practical training, use of information technology, Aboriginal language attainment, and participation in the Canadian economy. The APS provides key statistics to inform policy and programming activities aimed at improving the well-being of Aboriginal Peoples. It is a valuable source of information for a variety of stakeholders, including Aboriginal organizations, communities, service providers, researchers, governments, and the general public. Individual level
Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS) brings together three previously conducted surveys addressing issues relating to antecedents and determinants to access to Post Secondary Education (PSE), including the role of student financing and participation in adult education and training. The ASETS replaces the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning, the Post-secondary Education Participation Survey and the Adult Education and Training Survey. The data collected by the ASETS will help to monitor preparedness and access to education, evaluate the effectiveness of government education-related programs and develop policies to deal with the training needs of Canadians. Individual level
Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS) is Canada's most comprehensive source of data on individual participation in formal adult education and training. It is the only Canadian survey to collect detailed information about the skill development efforts of the entire adult Canadian population. The main objectives are: 1) To measure the incidence and intensity of adults' participation in job-related formal training. 2) To profile employer support to job-related formal training. 3) To analyze the aspects of job-related training activities such as: training provider, expenses, financial support, motivations, outcomes and difficulties experienced while training. 4) To identify the barriers preventing individuals from participating in the job-related formal training they want or need to take. 5) To identify reasons explaining adults' lack of participation and of interest in job-related formal training. 6) To relate adults' current participation patterns to their past involvement in and plans about future participation in job-related training. 7) To measure the incidence and frequency of adults' participation in job-related informal training. 8) To examine the interactions between participation in formal and informal job-related training. The AETS provides information about the main subject of training activities, their provider, duration and the sources and types of support for training. Furthermore, the AETS allows for the examination of the socio-economic and demographic profiles of both training participants and non-participants. Individual level
Annual Work Patterns (AWP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The statistics obtained from this survey aided in the continuing study of problems associated with employment and unemployment in Canada. The Survey of Annual Work Patterns is conducted as a supplement to the Labour Force Survey. The purpose of the Survey of Annual Work Patterns was to examine three important activities during the year, namely: working, looking for work and going to school. Individual level
Apprenticeship Grants (AG) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Apprenticeship Grants (AG) dataset contains information on the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) applications The data was collected to administer the program, not for reasearch purposes. Individual level
Barriers to Care for People with Chronic Health Conditions (BCPCHC) MB, SK, AB, BC Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The survey on Barriers to Care for People with Chronic Health Conditions (BCPCHC) was conducted by Statistics Canada from February 1st to March 31st, 2012, with the cooperation and support of the Governors of the University of Calgary. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the care and barriers to care among those with select chronic health conditions (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke). Data and information derived from the survey will be used to better understand patient experiences accessing care and their views regarding potential programmatic solutions to optimize their care. Individual level
Canada Apprentice Loan Program (CAL) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Governement of Canada, through the Canada Student Loans Program at the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), offers the Canada Apprentice Loans (CAL) to those registered in Red Seal apprentiships who take block technical training The data was collected to administer the program, not for reasearch purposes. Individual level
Canada Disability Savings Program (CDSP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The CDSP contains information on all beneficiaries and holders of Registered Disability Saving Plans (RDSPs) from 2008 to 2018. A RDSP helps save for the long-term financial security of a person with a disability. Each record is specific to the beneficiary, contract and year. A RDSP helps save for the long-term financial security of a person with a disability. Each record is specific to the beneficiary, contract and year Individual level
Canada Health Survey (CHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey provides data on the lifestyle and health of Canadians, complementing existing administrative data bases. The Canada Health Survey (CHS) was intended to fill these gaps by providing health statistics compatible with the thrust of a new perspective on the health of Canadians Individual level
Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) provides non-repayable and repayable student financial assistance (grants and loans) to eligible students to help them access and afford post-secondary education. The Program also offers repayment assistance to borrowers who have difficulty repaying their student loans. CSLP provides comprehensive information about government financial assistance available for students in the Annual Report and in the Statistical Review Individual level
Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey is the result of a partnership of federal government departments and voluntary sector organizations that includes Canadian Heritage, Health Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Statistics Canada, Imagine Canada, and Volunteer Canada. This survey is an important source of information on Canadian contributory behavior, including giving, volunteering and participating. The objectives of the survey are threefold: 1) to collect national data to fill a void of information about individual contributory behaviors including volunteering, charitable giving and civic participation; 2) to provide reliable and timely data to the System of National Accounts; 3) to inform both the public and voluntary sectors in policy and program decisions that relate to the charitable and volunteer sector. Individual level
Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey (CAFVMHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey (CAFVMHS) collects information about the mental health and well-being of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who had previously responded to the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health and Well-being - Canadian Forces (CCHS-CF). It will also gather information on the factors that affect their health and their use of health care services. This survey will measure changes to the mental and physical health of current and former CAF members since the survey was originally conducted in 2002. As a result, for the first time there will be data that describes the impact of mental health disorders, on a range of outcomes among military personnel, over a period of time. This follow-up survey targets this gap by re-interviewing the original respondents from the 2002 survey. Individual level
Canadian Armed Forces Transition and Well-being Survey (CAFTWS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Canadian Armed Forces Transition and Well-being Survey (CAFTWS) is conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with the Department of National Defence. CAFTWS determinants of health include respondent reported general health and well-being, social support, education, employment and general levels of income. The objectives of the CAFTWS are to collect information on: - Adjustment, experiences and challenges faced during the transition from military to civilian life of those with two years or more of experience, recently released (in 2016) CAF Regular Force members, as well as experiences of spouses or partners; - General health and well-being and the types of help received by recently released members from their spouse or partner; - The types of challenges experienced by recently released members and their spouse or partner; - The types of programs and services used by recently released CAF members and their families. Individual level
Canadian Birth-Census Cohort (CanBCC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH In 2010, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded a project on socioeconomic position, ethnocultural background, and perinatal outcomes. The aim was to link the databases used for perinatal surveillance to long-form census data for 1996 and 2006, thereby creating birth-census cohorts. The primary purpose of the Canadian Birth-Census cohorts is to add long-from Census information to births, stillbirths and infant deaths in Canada, including socio-economic information about the parents, to study the associations between these characteristics and birth and prenatal outcomes. Individual level
Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres REGISTRY The CCR falls under the governance of the Canadian Council of Cancer Registries (CCCR), a collaboration between the 13 Canadian PTCRs and the Health Statistics Division of StatCan. Ultimate authority and responsibility for the completeness and the quality of the data resides with the provinces and territories while StatCan is the custodian of the CCR. A person-oriented database has the advantage of being able to provide longitudinal data for each cancer patient such that a single person record exists for all tumors diagnosed during that person's lifetime. Individual level
Canadian Census Cohort Mortality and cancer Follow-Up Study (MCFS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The 1991 Canadian Census Cohort: Mortality and Cancer Follow-Up is a linkage-based dataset compiling socio-economical, demographic, cancer, mortality, and place of residence data for 2.7 million Canadians over an eventual 20-year follow-up period The purpose of this linkage is to inform Canadians about systematic differences in mortality and cancer across various socio-economic chracteristics. Individual level
Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH CanCHEC is a population based linked dataset that combines 2011 National Household Survey respondents with administrative health data (e.g. mortality, cancer, hospitalizations, ambulatory care) and annual mailing address postal codes These data can be used to examine health inequalities by different population groups and by socioeconomic characteristics Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. The survey is offered in both official languages. It relies upon a large sample of respondents and is designed to provide reliable estimates at the health region level every 2 years. The CCHS has the following objectives: - Support health surveillance programs by providing health data at the national, provincial and intra-provincial levels; - Provide a single data source for health research on small populations and rare characteristics; - Timely release of information easily accessible to a diverse community of users; - Create a flexible survey instrument that includes a rapid response option to address emerging issues related to the health of the population. Individual level
Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey is designed to collect information surrounding respondents' approaches to day-to-day money management and budgeting, longer term money management and general financial planning. The Canadian Financial Capability Survey (CFCS) will shed light on Canadians' knowledge, abilities and behaviour concerning financial decision-making. In other words, how Canadians understand their financial situation, the financial services available to them and their plans for the future. Individual level
Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans Mental Health Follow-up Survey (CAFVMHS) collects information about the mental health and well-being of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who had previously responded to the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health and Well-being - Canadian Forces (CCHS-CF). It will also gather information on the factors that affect their health and their use of health care services. There will be data that describes the impact of mental health disorders, on a range of outcomes among military personnel, over a period of time. This follow-up survey targets this gap by re-interviewing the original respondents from the 2002 survey. Individual level
Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Through household interviews, the CHMS is gathering information related to nutrition, smoking habits, alcohol use, medical history, current health status, sexual behaviour, lifestyle and physical activity, the environment and housing characteristics, as well as demographic and socioeconomic variables. All of this valuable information will create national baseline data on the extent of such major health concerns as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, exposure to infectious diseases, and exposure to environmental contaminants. In addition, the survey will provide clues about illness and the extent to which many diseases may be undiagnosed among Canadians. The CHMS will enable us to determine relationships between disease risk factors and health status, and to explore emerging public health issues. Individual level
Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth (CHSCY) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The data collected will be used by Statistics Canada, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial and territorial ministries of health, as well as by other federal and provincial departments. The information collected from respondents will be used to monitor, plan, implement and evaluate programs to improve the health of Canadian children and youth. Researchers from various fields are also interested in the survey data and will use the information to conduct research into the various factors that affect the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada. The main objectives of the Canadian Health Survey on Children and Youth are: - To provide current, detailed and ongoing health-related information on children and youth at the national, provincial and territorial levels; - To provide information to support evidenced-based policy and program development and evaluation; - To support research initiatives on children's health and well-being; and - To support children's health surveillance programs by providing information on a regular and timely basis. Children level
Canadian Household Panel Survey (CHPS) NB, ON, QC & SK Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey collects information about how jobs, education, health, and families affect people's lives The purpose of this survey is to collect information about how jobs, education, health, and families affect people's lives Individual level
Canadian Income Survey (CIS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey gathers information on labour market activity, school attendance, disability, support payments, child care expenses, inter-household transfers, personal income, and characteristics and costs of housing. This content is supplemented with information on individual and household characteristics (e.g. age, educational attainment, main job characteristics, family type), as well as geographic details (e.g. province, census metropolitan area (CMA)) from the LFS. Tax data for income and income sources are also combined with the survey data. The primary objective of the Canadian Income Survey (CIS) is to provide information on the income and income sources of Canadians, along with their individual and household characteristics. Individual level
Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The 2018 Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS) is a household survey that will measure household access to the Internet and the online behaviour of individual residents of Canada 15 years of age and older. The survey is built off the previous iteration of the CIUS, last conducted in 2012. The 2018 iteration has been redesigned and modernized to increase international comparability, answer government policy-relevant questions, and measure a wider range of online activities, given the rapid pace at which the Internet has evolved. The 2018 CIUS aims to measure the impact of digital technologies on the lives of Canadians. Information gathered will help to better understand how individuals use the Internet, including intensity of use, demand for online activities and online interactions. Collected data will be used to inform evidence-based policymaking, research and program development, and provide internationally comparable statistics on the use of digital technologies. Individual level
Canadian Survey of Economic Well-being (CSEW) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The information will be used by Employment and Social Development Canada, Statistics Canada and other research organizations interested in improving well-being. The objective of the survey is to produce estimates of the incidence of goods or activities that are lacking at the national and provincial geographies, at the household level to examine the basic economic needs and financial circumstances of households in Canada. Individual level
Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care (CSE-PHC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The CSE-PHC data can be used by researchers, non-governmental organizations, community planners, governments and the public. Results will provide a holistic perspective of Canadians' experiences with health care and identify as well as raise awareness about the issues that affect people living with chronic conditions. Also, the information collected by this survey will inform the decision-making process and provide data for the use of resources. It will also provide baseline data to monitor change over time. The objectives of the CSE-PHC are to collect data on issues relating to experiences with health care that impact Canadians; to provide a picture of access and utilization of primary care; to provide information on issues specific to Canadians living with chronic conditions and their experiences with the health care system; and to provide information for the development of effective policies and strategies to help improve health care for all Canadians. Individual level
Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey collects information on: the type and severity of disability, use of aids and assistive devices, daily help received or required, use of various therapies and social service supports, educational attainment, labour force participation details, requirements and unmet needs for accommodations at school or work, the experience of being housebound, veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces with disabilities, Internet use, methods used to access government services and sources of income. Information from the CSD may be used by all levels of government, as well as associations for persons with disabilities and researchers working in the field of disability. Data may be used to plan and evaluate policies and programs for Canadians with disabilities to help enable their full participation in society. In particular, information on adults with disabilities is essential for the effective development and operation of the Employment Equity Program. Data on disability are also used to fulfill Canada's international agreement relating to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Individual level
Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) has been conducted for Health Canada since 1999, and provides data on tobacco use and related issues The primary objective of the survey is to track changes in smoking status, especially for populations most at risk, such as the 15 to 24 year olds. The survey allows Health Canada to estimate smoking prevalence by province-sex-age groups on a semi-annual basis Individual level
Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY As of 2013, new content, covering alcohol use as well as prescription and non-prescription drug use, was added to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS). Therefore, the survey is now entitled Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS). The major objectives of the survey are to: measure the frequency of cigarette smoking, as well as the amount smoked, gain insight into behaviors related to smoking, measure the prevalence and frequency of alcohol use, and measure the prevalence of drug use and the extent of harm related to usage. Individual level
Census of Population (CEN) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Census of Population is a reliable basis for the estimation of the population of the provinces, territories and municipal areas. The information collected is related to federal and provincial legislative measures and provides a basis for the distribution of federal transfer payments. The census also provides information about the characteristics of the population and its housing within small geographic areas and for small population groups to support planning, administration, policy development and evaluation activities of governments at all levels, as well as data users in the private sector. Statistics Canada conducts the Census of Population in order to develop a statistical portrait of Canada and Canadians on one specific day. The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. Individual level
Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey is intended to: - Determine if children are immunized in accordance with recommended immunization schedules for publicly-funded vaccines - Provide the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization with estimates of national vaccine coverage for childhood vaccines such as measles, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio - Provide information on parental knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about vaccines. The purpose of the Childhood National Immunization Coverage Survey (CNICS) is to collect information on national immunization coverage for childhood vaccines. Children level
Community Noise and Health Study (CNHS) ON & PEI Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Data collection was conducted using a face-to-face personal interview on randomly selected participants between the age of 18 and 79 years and was followed by a series of health measurements. The personal interview collected self-reported information such as basic demographics, perception of noise, health and quality of life indicators. Responses to noise was also assessed through objective measures of health, including sleep disturbance, cortisol levels (a biological stress marker) and blood pressure. The objectives of the study are to: - Investigate the prevalence of health effects or health indicators among a sample of Canadians exposed to noise using both self-reported and objective health measures. - Apply statistical modeling in order to derive exposure response relationships for noise levels as well as self-reported and objective health measures. This study aims to evaluate the dose response relationship between noise exposure and reported health outcomes. These relationships will be evaluated using both self-reported and objectively measured outcomes. Individual level
Digital Economy Survey (DES) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The following be accomplished through an improved understanding of changing consumption and purchasing patterns as well as methods for earning money in a digitalized world. The information collected in this survey will be used to fill important statistical data gaps related to the digital economy Individual level
Employment Insurance Beneficiaries (EIB) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The EIB data consist of person-level, weekly records covering the period of January 1997 to June 2018. It includes information for only one week per month, which coincides with the Labour Force Survey reference week. Each of these weekly records was produced from information available about 3.5 months following the reference period The Employment Insurance (EI) program provides temporary income support to unemployed workers while they look for employment or upgrade their skills. It also provides special benefits to workers who take time off from work in relation to specific life events (e.g., illness; pregnancy; and caring for a newborn, newly-adopted or critically-ill or injured child or adult). Workers receive EI benefits only if they have paid premiums in the past year and meet qualifying and entitlement conditions None
Employment Insurance Coverage Survey (EICS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The survey was designed to produce a series of precise measures to identify groups with low probability of receiving benefits, for instance, the long-term jobless, labour market entrants and students, people becoming unemployed after uninsured employment, people who have left jobs voluntarily and individuals who are eligible, given their employment history, but do not claim or otherwise receive benefits. The survey provides a detailed description of the characteristics of the last job held as well as reasons for not receiving benefits or for not claiming. The main purpose of this survey is to study the coverage of the employment insurance program. It provides a meaningful picture of who does or does not have access to EI benefits among the jobless and those in a situation of underemployment. The Employment Insurance Coverage Survey also covers access to maternity and parental benefits. Individual level
Employment Insurance Status Vector (EISV) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The EISV file contains key information about the EI Program as it follows the trajectory of Employment Insurance (EI) claims and benefit payments from application to termination It describes the characteristics of the EI claimants, provides summary information for the claim and a week by week account of claimant activity during the life of the claim. It can be used to trace the changes in the status of a claim, hence the name Status Vector. Individual level
Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Statistics Canada (STC) was approached by Canadian Heritage (PCH) to develop and conduct a survey on ethnicity, its various dimensions and related issues of changing cultural diversity in Canada. The survey followed the 2001 Census with the census providing the frame for the sample. The survey is funded jointly by STC and PCH. There are two primary objectives of the survey. First of all, the survey will help us to better understand how people's backgrounds affect their participation in the social, economic and cultural life of Canada. Secondly, the survey will provide information to better understand how Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds interpret and report their ethnicity. Individual level
Food Expenditure Survey (FES) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Food Expenditure Survey is a periodic survey designed to supplement the Survey of Household Spending (SHS) by providing a level of expenditure detail on food commodities not feasible in the context of the SHS methodology. Data from the Food Expenditure Survey and the Survey of Household Spending are used to update the weights used in the calculation of the Consumer Price Index. Individual level
Future to Discover Project (FTD) NB & MB Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The FTD Project has been undertaken by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) and the New Brunswick and Manitoba Departments of Education. The CMSF contracted the overall management of the project to the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). Statistics Canada's role was to conduct interviews of a sample of grade nine students and their parents plus have consent forms signed. The purpose of this project is to try to understand whether better information about career choices and/or a promise of financial incentives can encourage students who might not normally decide to pursue post-secondary education (PSE), to complete high school and go on to PSE. In general terms, the project entails interviewing a sample of Grade nine students and their parents. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Health National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. The core content on health covered short and long term disability, well-being, height and weight, health problems, smoking alcohol use, physical activity, sleep and use of health care services. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Education, Work and Retirement National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey monitored changes in education, work and retirement, and examined the relationships between these three main activities. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Family National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The information collected will impact program and policy areas such as parental benefits, child care strategies, child custody and spousal support programs The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Caregiver and Care Receiving National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey collects data on the situation of Canadians who receive help or care because of a long-term health condition, a disability or problems related to aging, and of those who provide help or care to family members or friends with those conditions. Data from this survey will help us to better understand the needs and challenges faced by these Canadians, and allow policy makers to design programs that meet their needs. The purpose of this survey is to provide a snapshot of the lives of caregivers and care receivers in today's Canada Caregiver level
General Social Survey (GSS) Time Use National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey monitors changes in time use to better understand how Canadians spend and manage their time and what contributes to their well-being and stress. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Victimization National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey is the only national survey of self-reported victimization and is collected in all provinces and territories. The survey allows for estimates of the numbers and characteristics of victims and criminal incidents. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: - to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and - to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Access to and Use of Information Communication Technology National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey collects detailed information on access to and use of technology in Canada. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Social Engagement National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years. This survey collects data on dimensions of social engagement, including social participation, civic participation, trust and reciprocity. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Social Identity National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years. The main objective of the GSS on Social Identity (SI) is to provide an overall picture of Canadians' identification, attachment, belonging and pride in their social and cultural environment. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Social Networks National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The key components of the survey include the following topics: Social networks, civic participation and engagement, knowledge of Canadian history, appreciation of national symbols, shared values, confidence in institutions and trust in people. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey (GSS) Canadian at Work and Home National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The General Social Survey Program's new cycle,Canadians at Work and Home, takes a comprehensive look at the way Canadians live by incorporating the realms of work, home, leisure, and overall well-being into a single unit. The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. Individual level
General Social Survey Historical Database National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Since processing has changed over the years (for example, variable names and code sets have changed), this means that the files cannot simply be concatenated together with all of the variables. Nevertheless, a database has been created containing much of the GSS information, which can be easily used by researchers. The idea in producing the database was to link information from past cycles together in a harmonized way so that researchers may follow trends over time. The Historical Database gathers the data from existing cycles of the General Social Survey (GSS) together in an easily accessed form so that researchers may follow trends in Canadian society over time. Individual level
Health Promotion Survey (HPS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Health and Welfare Canada (now Health Canada) was interested in collecting information to assist them in planning programs to encourage Canadians to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. The Health Promotion Survey, conducted in 1985, provided the baseline information on current attitudes and behaviours. The survey was conducted again in 1990 to evaluate programs initiated by Health and Welfare to promote health. Individual level
Health Services Access Survey (HSAS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The content of the survey, while not expected to address perfectly the information need on these two indicator areas, sheds considerable light on Canadians' experiences and perceptions regarding access to health care services. The objective of the survey was to provide information on the experiences of respondents in two major areas: 24/7 access to first contact services and access to specialized services including waiting times. Individual level
Household Facilities by Income and Other Characteristics (HIFE) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The data were used by Natural Resources Canada, Central Mortgage and Housing Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Bell Canada, energy utility companies and marketing consulting firms, as well as private individuals. This discontinued survey was conducted to provide socio-demographic data related to the housing and to household facilities and equipment. Individual level
Households and the Environment Survey (HES) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY In order to gauge changes, the HES measures key environmental variables and practices. The survey ran in 1991, 1994, 2006,and every two years between 2007 and 2017.Below is a list of topics that are covered in the 2017 HES. The objective of the survey is to provide context to scientific measures of air and water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions, by gaining a better understanding of household behaviour and practices with respect to the environment. Individual level
Information and Communications Technologies in Schools Survey (ICTSS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey was sponsored by Industry Canada's SchoolNet program which works with Canadian learning partners to increase access to and integration of ICT into the learning environment in order to develop an ICT-skilled population, capable of participating in the knowledge economy. Support to the initiative has been provided by the Library and Archives Canada. The main purpose of this survey is to obtain critical benchmark data on the integration of ICT in education. The Information and Communications Technologies in Schools Survey (ICTSS) collects data on the infrastructure, reach and use of information and communications technologies in all elementary and secondary schools in Canada. Individual level
Intergenerational Income Database (IID) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Intergenerational Income Database (IID) is a database that links children and their parents using administrative tax data Allowing researchers and analysts to study intergenerational phenomena such as transmission of earnings from parents to children, income mobility, etc. Family - offspring follow-up for 2 cohorts
International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey was a seven-country initiative conducted in 2003. In every country nationally representative samples of adults aged 16-65 were interviewed and tested at home, using the same psychometric test to measure prose and document literacy as well as numeracy and problem-solving skills. The main purpose of the survey was to find out how well adults used printed information to function in society. Another aim was to collect data on the incidence and volume of participation in adult education and training, and to investigate the relationships between initial and adult education, on the one hand, and literacy, numeracy and problem-solving proficiency and wider economic and social outcomes, on the other. Individual level
International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative first conducted in the fall of 1994. Its goal: to create comparable literacy profiles across national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. The survey also offers the world's only source of comparative data on participation in adult education and training. The main purpose of the survey was to find out how well adults used printed information to function in society. Another aim was to collect data on the incidence and volume of participation in adult education and training, and to investigate the relationships between initial and adult education, on the one hand, and literacy proficiency and wider economic and social outcomes, on the other. Individual level
International Survey of Reading Skills (ISRS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The International Survey of Reading Skills (ISRS) was a follow-up to the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS, record number 4406) conducted by Statistics Canada in March 2003. The ISRS was part of an international survey being undertaken by Statistics Canada in partnership with, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSD), National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) and Education Testing and Service (ETS) Other objectives are to: - Measure the underlying reading skills described above and show how the results are distributed over the population - Group low-literacy adults according to their underlying reading skills in order to identify: - The size of each group - The common socio-economic characteristics of each group - An appropriate curriculum for each group based upon their socio-economic characteristics and their underlying reading skills - Compare the underlying reading skills results of low literacy and high literacy adults - Identify the relationship between these underlying reading skills to other characteristics of adult with low literacy Individual level
International Youth Survey (IYS) Ontario (Toronto) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY IYS makes possible comparisons of the prevalence of types of youth misbehaviour in industrialized countries and examination of cross national variability in correlates of self-reported delinquent behaviour. The International Youth survey provides comprehensive information about delinquency and misbehaviour of young people. Individual level
Labour Force Survey (LFS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL LFS data are used to produce the well-known unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate. The LFS also provides employment estimates by industry, occupation, public and private sector, hours worked and much more, all cross-classifiable by a variety of demographic characteristics. Estimates are produced for Canada, the provinces, the territories and a large number of sub-provincial regions. For employees, data on wage rates, union status, job permanency and establishment size are also produced. These data are used by different levels of government for evaluation and planning of employment programs in Canada. Regional unemployment rates are used by Employment and Social Development Canada to determine eligibility, level and duration of insurance benefits for persons living within a particular employment insurance region. The data are also used by labour market analysts, economists, consultants, planners, forecasters and academics in both the private and public sector. Individual level
Labour Market Activity Survey (LMAS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey collects annual information on employment. The data produced consists of: 1) measures of the pattern of employment and unemployment in Canada over a 12, 24 or 36 month period, 2) characteristics of paid jobs held during this period which are not available from other sources, and 3) socio/economic/demographic profiles for groups which are currently eligible for Employment and Immigration Canada (EIC) programs. Individual level
Life After Service Survey (LASS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY LASS determinants of health include income, social support, education, employment, personal health practices, and access to health services. The Life After Service Survey (LASS) is one component of multiple Veterans studies, with the following objectives: - Measure the health outcomes of released Reserve and Regular Force personnel after transition to civilian life; - Examine how health outcomes compare between released Reserve and Regular Force personnel; - Examine how health outcomes change over time; - Examine program reach, unmet needs not addressed by current programs, and program effectiveness. Individual level
Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD) is a longitudinal file designed as a research tool on income and demographics. It comprises a 20% sample of the annual T1 Family File (record number 4105). The longitudinal LAD file contains many annual demographic variables about the individuals represented, including the landing year of recent immigrants and an immigration flag, and annual income information for both the individual and their census family in that year. Data are mainly used by government departments to evaluate programs and support policy recommendations. Academics, private consultants and Statistics Canada researchers also use the data for analyses of socio-economic conditions. Individual level
Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) is a study that examines changes in Canadian society over time. LISA uses household interviews to collect information from approximately 34,000 Canadians age 15+ years from more than 11,000 households. LISA aims to improve our understanding of what is happening in the lives of Canadians so we can see what services they require, and what kinds of information they need to support their decision-making about today and the future. LISA results could shed light on: - Long-term impacts of postsecondary education; - Transitions in the workplace and across the labour force; - Impacts of complex issues such as job loss and poor health; - Standards of living for retirees and changes that may occur over time. Individual level
Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) integrates administrative immigration data since 1980 with tax data since 1982. It provides detailed and reliable information on socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants after their admission, such as employment income and mobility. It connects short- and long-term outcomes with characteristics at admission, such as immigrant admission category, source country and knowledge of official languages. The database also provides information on pre-admission experience in Canada, citizenship acquisition since 2005 and settlement services information since 2013. For immigrant children, outcomes are available at the family level. Individual level
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY While integration may take many years, the LSIC is designed to examine the first four years of settlement, a time when newcomers establish economic, social and cultural ties to Canadian society While integration may take many years, the LSIC is designed to examine the first four years of settlement, a time when newcomers establish economic, social and cultural ties to Canadian society Individual level
Longitudinal Work File (LWF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Longitudinal Worker File (LWF) is an administrative database designed to provide information on employment dynamics in Canada. From the linked administrative tax data sources, information on workers ‘demographic characteristics, the jobs they hold, the business enterprises in which they work, and the earnings they receive can be identified. This structure, coupled with information that allows workers’ movements from employer to employer be identified, makes the LWF particularly well-suited to studying a variety of issues (e.g., labour turnover and mobility, earnings dynamics, and transitions to retirement). Individual level
Maternity Experiences Survey (MES) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey was conducted in the fall of 2006, following the Canadian Census of Population. The survey's sample was selected using demographic information collected during the census. Its purpose was to collect data from recent mothers on important perinatal health indicators, such as: - health and health care during pregnancy - labour and birth practices as well as an overall evaluation of the experience - characteristics and health of the newborn, breastfeeding intentions and practice - mothers' views of their postpartum health and health care - information mothers had on pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period - other factors that may have affected their maternity experiences (e.g., socio-demographic characteristics, reproductive history, stressful events, support). Individual level
National Apprenticeship Survey (NAS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This new cycle of the National Apprenticeship Survey helps us to describe and better understand apprentices' pathways and experiences, including the motivations that bring people to the skilled trades, experiences with apprenticeship training, and labour market outcomes during and following an apprenticeship program. This information will contribute to ensuring that apprenticeship systems across Canada remain strong and are able to continue to support Canada's evolving economy. There is a critical need in Canada for highly skilled tradespeople. Apprenticeships in trades are a major source of skilled workers for the Canadian economy. The National Apprenticeship Survey collects information to understand apprenticeship-related issues. This includes the factors that affect apprentices' completion and certification before, during and after their involvement with their apprenticeship. The specific objectives were to better understand: - pathways to apprenticeship and why people did not enter earlier, - apprenticeship program progression and completion, including barriers to both entry and completion, - experiences of select groups, such as women, Aboriginal people, immigrants, and persons with disabilities, and - the financing of apprenticeship training Individual level
National Cannabis Survey (NCS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey will be used in conjunction with other data sources to understand how the planned legalization of cannabis for non-medical use could impact the Canadian economy as well as other health and social services. The main objective of the National Cannabis Survey is to better understand the frequency of cannabis usage in Canada and to monitor changes in behaviour as a result of the planned legalization of cannabis for non-medical use. Individual level
National Child Care Survey (NCCS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey collects data from a designated adult from randomly selected households concerning all children in the family. This survey provides valid comprehensive data on Canadian economic families' child care needs, use patterns and parental preferences and concerns. As well, relationships among family, work and child care variables are examined. Individual level
National Graduates Survey (NGS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey is designed to determine factors such as: i) the extent to which graduates of postsecondary programs have been successful in obtaining employment since graduation; ii) the relationship between the graduates' program of study and the employment subsequently obtained; iii) the graduates' job satisfaction; iv) the breakdown rates of under-employment and unemployment of graduates; and v) the type of employment obtained and qualification requirements. Data from this survey will be used to better understand the experiences and outcomes of graduates, and to improve government programs. Individual level
National Household Survey (NHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Starting in 2011, information previously collected by the mandatory long-form census questionnaire is collected as part of the voluntary National Household Survey (NHS). Complementing the data collected by the census, the National Household Survey (NHS) is designed to provide information about people in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics as well as provide information about the housing units in which they live.The information from the survey provides data to support federal, provincial, territorial and local government planning and program delivery. Individual level
National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) is a long-term study of Canadian children that follows their development and well-being from birth to early adulthood. The NLSCY began in 1994 and is jointly conducted by Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), formerly known as Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). The study is designed to collect information about factors influencing a child's social, emotional and behavioural development and to monitor the impact of these factors on the child's development over time. Individual level
National Population Health Survey (NPHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The NPHS collects information related to the health of the Canadian population and related socio-demographic information. It is composed of three components: the Households, the Health Institutions, and the North components. The Household component started in 1994/1995 and is conducted every two years. The first three cycles (1994/1995, 1996/1997 and 1998/1999) were both cross-sectional and longitudinal. Beginning in Cycle 4 (2000/2001) the survey became strictly longitudinal (collecting health information from the same individuals each cycle). Individual level
National Private Vehicle Use Survey (NPVUS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The National Private Vehicle Use Survey (NPVUS) was conducted by Statistics Canada between October 1994 and September 1996, with the co-operation and support of Natural Resources Canada. The purpose of this survey was to better understand how much fuel is consumed by private vehicles and how drivers in Canadian households use their vehicles. Individual level
National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey is now called General Social Survey - Giving Volunteering and Participating The two primary objectives of the General Social Survey (GSS) are: to gather data on social trends in order to monitor changes in the living conditions and well-being of Canadians over time; and to provide information on specific social policy issues of current or emerging interest. A specific topic is usually repeated every five years. The purpose of this survey is to collect data regarding unpaid volunteer activities, charitable giving and participation. The results will help build a better understanding of these activities which can in turn be used to help develop programs and services Individual level
National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses (NSWHN) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The survey collected information on a rich array of topics reflecting the physical and emotional challenges nurses face in delivering patient care today. Nurses answered many questions about the quality of patient care, working relations with co-workers and managers, the amount of time they work to get their jobs done, and the way they feel about their jobs and careers as nurses. Data from the 2005 NSWHN will provide an invaluable resource for researchers, health care providers, policy makers and anyone with an interest in human resources, particularly in the health care field. The main objective of the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses is to provide an overall picture of the health and working conditions of regulated nurses in Canada. Individual level
Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES) Nunavut Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES) is an online survey of all current Government of Nunavut (GN) and Government of Canada (GoC) employees working in Nunavut. The survey is conducted by Statistics Canada, and is sponsored by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). It was developed in consultation with the GN and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI). The Nunavut Government Employee Survey (NGES) collects information from current government employees about their experiences in the workplace, as well as their interest in learning, training and career advancement. Individual level
Old Age Security (OAS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Old Age Security (OAS) program is the Government of Canada's largest pension program. It is funded out of the general tax revenues of the Government of Canada. This means that you do not pay into it directly. The OAS pension is a monthly payment available to seniors aged 65 and older who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. Administrative records of the OAS Individual level
Ontario Adult Literacy Survey (OALS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Further, the study measured Ontario's immigrants' perceived skills in English or French and in their own mother tongue (if applicable) as well as perceived needs with regard to training and the barriers which may restrict access to such training. The goal of the proposed study was to obtain a literacy profile for immigrants living in Ontario, in the reading of either English or French. In particular, immigrants from the Caribbean with a mother tongue of English and immigrants with a mother tongue of Chinese, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian were profiled. Individual level
Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS) Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The research data collected will be used to support and develop policies and programs to ensure the health of children in Ontario. A similar study was conducted in 1983, with follow-up studies in 1987 and 2000. Those results were used to advocate for prevention efforts for mental health issues including federally sponsored Early Child Development Initiatives in 1990 and Ontario programs such as Healthy Babies, Healthy Children and the Early Years Centres in 2000. Initial data are now 30 years old, and there is a significant need for updated information. The purpose of the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS) is to collect up-to-date information about children and youth's mental health in Ontario. The 2014 OCHS has five objectives: • to estimate the prevalence of child mental disorders; • to quantify the association between child mental disorders, chronic health conditions, and social and academic functioning; the findings of 1983 OCHS showed a relationship between having a mental disorder and academic and social functioning. The 1983 findings also showed that children with a functional condition had a higher rate of mental disorders versus children who had neither a functional or medical condition. Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of these relationships from 2014 OCHS; • to determine if there has been an increase in the prevalence of child mental disorders between 1983 and 2014 or changes in social gradients for child disorders; • to examine the extent to which families with children exhibiting mental health needs receive mental health services, express satisfaction with them or experience service barriers; and, • to model contextual influences (for example, family, neighbourhood, school) on risk for developing a mental disorder. Individual level
Ontario Material Deprivation Survey (OMDS) Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Ontario Material Deprivation Survey (OMDS) was conducted on behalf of the Ontario Government to inform the Government of Ontario's poverty reduction plan. Specifically, the survey was designed to produce estimates of the incidence of missing two or more items (out of ten) for Ontario and various geographic subgroups, at the individual level, as well as for the estimation of indicators necessary for computing a Material Deprivation Index. The purpose of the survey is to develop indicators to gauge the ability of families to satisfy basic material needs such as food, clothing, housing as well as social needs of participation and leisure. Individual level
Ontario Social Assistance Data - Ministry of Community, Children and Social Services (MCCSS) Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Ontario Social Assistance Database (OSAD) contains client-level administrative data that supports the administration of the two social assistance programs in Ontario—the Ontario Works program and the Ontario Disability Support Program The OSAD will enable conducting a broad range of analyses including understanding of disability, incentives to work and employment outcomes, understanding potential effects of social assistance on various demographic sub-groups as well as examining long-term dependency on social assistance. Individual level
Permanent Resident Landing File (PRLF) - Citizenship and Immigration Canada National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) permanent resident landing file contains approximately 2.75 million records corresponding to all individuals who landed in Canada during the 2003 – 2013 time frame. The information in the data file is derived from the information included on each individual’s landing record and has not been updated since the time of landing. This is an administrative dataset. A person is included in the database only if he or she obtained landed immigrant or permanent resident status in Canada since 2003 and 2013 Individual level
Postal Code Coversion File (PCCF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres GEOGRAPHY This file links the six-character postal codes to standard 2006 Census geographic areas, such as dissemination areas, census tracts and census subdivisions. To map postal codes to different geography levels manually Postal code level
Postal Code Coversion File Plus (PCCF+) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres GEOGRAPHY The Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) is a SAS© control program and set of associated datasets derived from the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF), a Postal Code population weight file, the Geographic Attribute File, Health Region boundary files, and other supplementary data. PCCF+ automatically assigns a range of Statistics Canada's standard geographic areas and other geographic identifiers based on Postal Codes. To map postal codes to different geography levels automatically, in accordance to Stats Can practices Postal code level
Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey (PEPS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey was developed to provide basic indicators on access to post-secondary education, persistence in post-secondary education and post-secondary financing in order to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Human Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) Harmonized Canada Student Loans Program. This survey has been discontinued as of 2008. The data are now collected by the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS, record number 5151). The Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey was developed to provide basic indicators on access to post-secondary education, persistence in post-secondary education and post-secondary financing in order to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Human Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) Harmonized Canada Student Loans Program. Individual level
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The survey gathers cross-sectional data, and will use a new sample of 15 year-olds for each cycle of the survey. PISA assessments take place every three years and focus on three domains: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy. While the three domains form the core of each cycle, two-thirds of the assessment time in each cycle will be devoted to a "major" domain. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15 year-olds which aims to assess whether students approaching the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in society. Individual level
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a multi-cycle international program of assessment of adult skills and competencies initiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It aims to collect the information of residents from several countries, including Canada. Individual level
Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) has been conducted every three years since 1999 to gather employee perspectives on aspects of their workplace, workforce and leadership, providing information about issues such as employee engagement, performance management, career development, and fairness and respect in the workplace The survey results provide essential information for the Management Accountability Framework, and inform policy related to values and ethics, official languages, staffing, training, and other key people management areas. Individual level
Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is a national survey that enables Statistics Canada to provide detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. PSIS is also designed to collect continuing education data. This information is available from the PSIS Cross-sectional Files. Individual level
Records of Employment (ROE) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The ROE data contains person-level information from ROE forms. The ROE form—whether electronic or paper—is the form that employers complete for employees who stop working for various reasons, including retirements, quit, job loss. Employers may not issue a ROE in all cases. But for employees who experience an interruption of earnings and want to claim Employment Insurance (EI), the ROE is a mandatory document. Recently, more ROE forms are completed electronically, either through Secure Automated Transfer, or ROE web application. The remaining forms are completed using paper copies. The ROE data provides longitudinally linkable information on individuals' job separations over the period from 1987 to the most recent update, for policy analysis, research, and evaluation activities. Such activities foster the development and implementation of federal labour market and income related policies and programs in an effective manner, and consistent with national goals. Individual level
Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The survey compiles data on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and/or on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary. It also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers). In the context of this survey, a trade qualifier (challenger) is a tradesperson who, according to the assessment authority of the province or territory, has enough experience to pass the final exam to obtain certification without previously following an apprenticeship program The purpose of the survey is to gather information on individuals who receive training and those who obtain certification within a trade where apprenticeship training is being offered Individual level
Residential Telephone Service Survey (RTSS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Residential Telephone Service Survey (RTSS) has been conducted since the fall of 1996. The RTSS monitors residential phone penetration rates. Initially, the survey was sponsored by Bell Canada to assess reasons why certain households did not have telephone service. Later, with the increased popularity of cellular phones, the focus of the survey switched to the types of telephone service used by households. The objectives of this survey are to collect information on telephone penetration rates across Canada and to collect information on non-subscriber characteristics. Individual level
Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) Southern BC Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Self-Sufficiency Project is a research demonstration project managed by the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) and conducted jointly with Statistics Canada. It is funded by Human Resources Development Canada. The Self-Sufficiency Project was designed to determine the effectiveness of an earnings supplement to single-parents in receipt of Income Assistance who found full-time jobs and agreed to leave the Income Assistance Program. Individual level
Study on International Money Transfers (SIMT) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL This study explores topics such as the various ways to send money, reasons for choosing one method over another, and the different uses of the money, as well as amounts transferred, fees and frequency of transferring money. The results of this study will be used by Global Affairs Canada to help guide policies and programs with the goal of lowering the costs to send money outside Canada, and allow for safer, more reliable money transfers. The objective of this study is to collect information about international money transfers, from residents of Canada to their relatives or friends living outside Canada. Individual level
Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Statistics Canada was approached by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to conduct a cross-sectional survey which would examine how Canadians are preparing their children for post-secondary education. The primary objective of the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP) is to improve our understanding of the processes by which the parents/guardians of children aged 0-17 marshal the monetary and non-monetary resources needed to successfully pursue post-secondary education. Individual level
Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Statistical data were provided to Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) to evaluate and develop financial and social policies. Central Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) requires the data to determine housing affordability in Canada. Some of the more major clients would be the Department of Finance and Bell Canada. This survey was conducted to provide data on cross-sectional income for the Canadian population and data on low income families in Canada. Individual level
Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is an annual census of doctorate recipients in Canada that was conducted for the first time on a national basis during the 2003-2004 academic year. The basic purpose of this survey is to gather data about all doctoral graduates in Canada to inform government, associations, universities and other stakeholders on the characteristics and plans of these very highly qualified graduates as they leave their doctoral programs. Individual level
Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Canada (SEPR) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The SEPR collects data on factors that impact how well individuals and communities are able to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from a disaster. It is designed to provide estimates of emergency preparedness and resilience at various levels of geography - national, provincial and some level of detail for larger communities (i.e., populations greater than 50,000). The purpose of the Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience (SEPR) is to better understand community resilience in Canada by examining how Canadians prepare for and respond to emergencies or disasters, and how they fare on other social and economic factors related to resilience. Individual level
Survey of Family Expenditures (Famex) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The information is used to provide major data components needed for the production of the weights used in the compilation of the Consumer Price Index. This survey is conducted to provide the socio-economic living conditions of households in Canada. Individual level
Survey of Financial Security (SFS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The SFS provides a comprehensive picture of the net worth of Canadians. Information is collected on the value of all major financial and non-financial assets and on the money owing on mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans and other debts. A family's net worth can be thought of as the amount of money they would be left with if they sold all of their assets and paid off all of their debts. The purpose of the survey is to collect information from a sample of Canadian households on their assets, debts, employment, income and education. The SFS provides a comprehensive picture of the financial health of Canadians. Information is collected on the value of all major financial and non-financial assets and on the money owing on mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans and other debts. Individual level
Survey of Household Spending (SHS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The SHS primarily collects detailed information on household expenditures. It also collects information about the annual income of household members (from personal income tax data), demographic characteristics of the household, certain dwelling characteristics (e.g., type, age and tenure) and certain information on household equipment (e.g., electronics and communications equipment). The survey is conducted annually in the 10 provinces and starting from 2015 every other year in the territories. The main purpose of the survey is to obtain detailed information about household spending as well as limited information on dwelling characteristics and household equipment. Individual level
Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY SLID was the first Canadian household survey to provide national data on the fluctuations in income that a typical family or individual experiences over time which gives greater insight on the nature and extent of low income in Canada. SLID is the primary Canadian source for income data and provides additional content to data collected by the Labour Force Survey (LFS). At the heart of the survey's objectives is the understanding of the economic well-being of Canadians: what economic shifts do individuals and families live through, and how does it vary with changes in their paid work, family make-up, receipt of government transfers or other factors? Individual level
Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Daily Activities (LSUDA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Of special interest is the identification of groups in Canadian society whose literacy skill levels place them at highest risk. This national survey, which is sponsored by the Secretary of State of Canada, is used for the development of a detailed literacy profile of the adult Canadian population. Individual level
Survey of Older Workers (SOW) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey of Older Workers (SOW) is sponsored by the Labour Market Policy branch of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The subject matter is intended to identify "factors" that influence the decision to retire or remain working. In this context pensions, general finances, the role of dependents, the nature of work, health considerations etc., will be of primary concern in trying to understand workers intentions and motivations. The survey is designed to assess the labour market intentions and transitions of older Canadians. - Provide national and provincial level estimates of households with workers aged 50 years and older and estimates on whether these workers experienced unemployment after the age of 50; - Provide national level information on reasons for a spell of unemployment and what may follow a spell of unemployment; - Provide national level estimates of the number of years working for their last employer; Individual level
Survey of Self-employment (SSE) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The primary objective of the survey is to provide a profile of those who are self-employed in their main job. Specific issues covered include: - motivation behind becoming self-employed, i.e. "recession or structural push" (self-employment as a result of poor chances of finding suitable paid-employment) versus "entrepreneurial pull" (self-employment as a result of preference for "being own boss"); - differences in the socio-economic characteristics of those who were pushed and those who were pulled; - reasons for growth of own account self-employment, in particular changing employment relationships; The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). It collected data on the socio-demographic characteristics of the self-employed, as well as the hours they work, previous work experience, participation in dental, health and disability plans, income security, and their attitudes towards self-employment. Individual level
Survey of Smoking Habits (SSH) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Smoking Habits of Canadians Supplementary Survey to the Labour Force Survey (L.F.S.) is being sponsored by the Health Promotion Directorate, Health Services and Promotion Branch, Health and Welfare Canada. This Directorate has developed an extensive time series database associated with Smoking Habits. Smoking Habits Surveys have been conducted as supplements to the L.F.S. once a year from 1965 to 1974 inclusive and every second year from 1975 through 1983. The final survey was conducted in 1986. The results of these surveys have been the creation of a database that enables the directorate to monitor and examine trends in the smoking behaviour of the Canadian population. The data collected are used to examine trends in the smoking behaviour of the Canadian population 15 years of age and over. The primary focus of the analysis of the data is on three specific groups: non-smokers, regular cigarette smokers and occasional cigarette smokers. Individual level
Survey of Staffing (SOS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The SNPS is an important tool for understanding public servants' perceptions of the public service staffing system as well as their awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities regarding political activities. The information gathered in the survey will be used to identify current and emerging trends at government-wide and organizational levels, to inform potential improvements to staffing policies and practices, and better target efforts to safeguard non-partisanship within the federal public service. The Public Service Commission has redesigned the Survey of Staffing (SOS) in light of changes brought about by the implementation of the New Direction in Staffing. The Staffing and Non-Partisanship Survey (SNPS) will be conducted every two years and targets all departments and agencies under the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) - including those with less than 350 employees. The SNPS gathers information from a broader range of audiences - employees, hiring managers and staffing advisors - on key aspects of the staffing system (e.g., merit). As in previous years, the survey also gathers critical information on employees' understanding of their rights and responsibilities regarding political activities and non-partisanship. Employee level
Survey of Union Membership (SUM) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey of Union Membership is being conducted by Statistics Canada, in co-operation with Labour Canada. In recent years there has been increased interest in the impact of labour unions on the labour market as a result of a reduction in economic growth, the rapid introduction of technological innovations in the workplace, a slowdown in the growth of unions, the increased participation of women in the workplace and growing expectations among workers regarding the quality of their working conditions and their work environment. This survey hopes to answer a number of questions, some of which are: 1) How many workers have their wages and other conditions of work determined by a collective agreement? 2) Among those employees who are covered by collective agreements, how many are actually union members? 3) Which industries and provinces are the most highly unionized? 4) Do the wages and pension plans of union members and non union workers differ significantly? Individual level
Survey of Work Arrangements (SWA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY This survey collects information on work schedules, hours of work, flexible hours, home-based work, as well as on employee benefits and wages. This survey collects information on work schedules, hours of work, flexible hours, home-based work, as well as on employee benefits and wages. Individual level
Survey of Work History (SWH) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey of Work History was conducted by the Special Surveys Division for Labour Canada and the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. The purpose of the survey is to adequately assess the current state of both the labour force and the labour force market. Individual level
Survey of Young Canadians (SYC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey of Young Canadians provides nationally representative indicators on child development. The objectives of the Survey of Young Canadians are: - To determine the prevalence of various risk and protective factors for children. - To provide information on child development (such as cognitive, emotional and behavioural development). - To make this information available for developing policies and programs that will help children. - To collect information about the environment in which the child is growing up--family, peers, school, and community. Individual level
Survey on Early Learning and Child Care Arrangements (SELCCA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY Statistics Canada is gathering information from families who use child care as well as those who do not. The survey, which addresses child care in Canada for children younger than 6 years old, asks about the different types of early learning and child care arrangements that families use, difficulties some families may face when looking for care, as well as reasons for not using child care. This survey is part of the Government of Canada's investment in early learning and child care. Information will be used to provide a current snapshot of the use of child care and of barriers to child care access. The results of this survey can be used to inform research, policies and programs aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of high-quality early learning and child care in Canada. Individual level
Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada (SLCDC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The SLCDC is a cross-sectional survey sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada that collects information related to the experiences of Canadians with chronic health conditions. The SLCDC takes place every two years, with two chronic diseases covered in each survey cycle. The SLCDC asks respondents about a number of issues related to chronic health conditions, including diagnosis of a chronic health condition, care received from health professionals, medication use and self-management of their condition. The purpose of the Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada (SLCDC) is to provide information on the impact of chronic disease on individuals, as well as how people with chronic disease manage their health condition. Individual level
Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (SLNCC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (SLNCC) is a cross-sectional survey sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada that will collect information related to Canadians' experiences with chronic neurological conditions. The SLNCC will focus on 18 neurological conditions including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The purpose of the Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada is to collect new information about Canadians' experiences with chronic neurological conditions. The survey will report on various factors that impact on health for individuals living with these conditions, their families and caregivers. Individual level
Survey on Opioid Awareness (SOA) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The need for timely and relevant data on opioids to help inform a coordinated response to the opioid crisis has been identified as a priority for all levels of government. Statistics Canada is working closely with federal departments, as well as provincial and municipal governments to identify existing data gaps and opportunities to develop innovative and timely approaches to producing data in support of policy and programming activities. The main objective of the Survey on Opioid Awareness is to better understand the current level of knowledge of the general Canadian population regarding opioids. This survey will also collect information regarding the willingness and ability of Canadians to act in the event of an opioid overdose. Individual level
Survey on Repeat Use of Employment Insurance (SRUEI) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey on Repeat Use of Employment Insurance addresses a host of questions dealing with the Canadian labour market and its interaction with employment insurance. A main focus of the survey is the identification of factors determining a propensity to rely on EI repeatedly or to stop relying on EI repeatedly. The main objective being to develop a typology of repeat EI users. The survey collected detailed information on labour market activities of respondents, with a particular focus on identifying any work seasonality. In addition, the survey collected data on job search activities, household composition and income, residence, demographics, education and training, and attitude towards employment and unemployment in general. Individual level
Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (SSMCAF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The overall objective of this survey is to gather data on the prevalence and nature of self-reported sexual misconduct within the military workplace and/or involving military members, Department of National Defence (DND) employees, or DND contractors within or outside the military workplace. The purpose of the Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (SSMCAF) is to collect information about the prevalence and nature of inappropriate sexual behaviour within the military, the reporting of inappropriate sexual behaviour to authorities, military members' perception of the Canadian Armed Forces' (CAF) response to this issue and CAF's progress in addressing sexual misconduct in the ranks. Individual level
Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities (SVOLM) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY In the spring of 2003, the Canadian government unveiled its Action Plan for Official Languages which will be reviewed in 2007. In order to obtain an overview of the current situation of francophone and anglophone minorities in areas such as family life, education, health, early childhood and language use in the public sphere, the Official Languages Branch of the Privy Council Office approached Statistics Canada about conducting a post-censal survey on the vitality of official language minorities. This survey pertains to the vitality of Canada's official-language minorities, namely anglophones in Quebec and francophones outside of Quebec. The information collected allow for a more in-depth understanding of the current situation of individuals who belong to these groups on subjects as diverse as instruction in the language of the minority or access to different services in the language of the minority (i.e., health care), as well as language practices both at home and outside of the home. Individual level
Survey on Transition to Civilian Life (STCL) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The Survey on Transition to Civilian Life (STCL) is a national survey that collects information on the transition from military to civilian life, general health and well-being, chronic conditions, labour force participation and other related information. An important goal of the survey is to understand the transition period from military to civilian life and health outcomes in Canadian Veterans. The information will be used to help researchers and policymakers evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and services offered under the New Veterans Charter, and will help inform health researchers with respect to the health and well-being of the Canadian Veteran population for this survey. Individual level
Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SURVEY The UCR Survey was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. UCR data reflect reported crime that has been substantiated by police. Information collected by the survey includes the number of criminal incidents, the clearance status of those incidents and persons-charged information. The UCR Survey produces a continuous historical record of crime and traffic statistics reported by every police agency in Canada since 1962. In 1988, a new version of the survey was created, UCR2, and is since referred to as the "incident-based" survey, in which microdata on characteristics of incidents, victims and accused are captured. The Uniform Crime Reporting Survey was designed to measure the incidence of crime in Canadian society and its characteristics. The information is used by federal and provincial policy makers as well as public and private researchers. Individual level
Vital Statistics - Birth Database (VSBD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH This is an administrative survey that collects demographic information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all live births in Canada. Starting in 2012, births to mothers residing in Canada occurring in the United States are no longer collected. The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on births of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as age-specific fertility rates. This is an administrative survey that collects demographic information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all live births in Canada. 2017 birth and stillbirth data for Yukon are not available. Due to improvements in methodology and timeliness, the duration of data collection has been shortened compared to previous years. As a result, there may have been fewer births and stillbirths captured by the time of the release. The 2017 data are therefore considered preliminary. Individual level
Vital Statistics - Death Database (VSDD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH This is an administrative survey that collects demographic and medical (cause of death) information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada. Prior to 2010, some data were also collected on Canadian residents who die in some American states. Starting with the reference year 2010, Canadian residents who die in American states are no longer collected. The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on deaths of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as cause-specific death rates and life expectancy. This is an administrative survey that collects demographic and medical (cause of death) information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada. The 2017 data are considered preliminary due to improvements in methodology and timeliness which shortened the duration of data collection. 2017 death data for Yukon are not available. Individual level
Vital Statistics - Stillbirth Database (VSD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH This is an administrative survey that collects demographic information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all stillbirths (fetal deaths) in Canada. Starting in 2012, stillbirths to mothers residing in Canada occurring in the United States are no longer collected. The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on stillbirths of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as the late fetal death rate and the perinatal death rate. This is an administrative survey that collects demographic and medical (cause of death) information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada. The 2017 data are considered preliminary due to improvements in methodology and timeliness which shortened the duration of data collection. 2017 death data for Yukon are not available. Individual level
Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2006 linked to National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs) are population-based probabilistically linked datasets. The CanCHECs combine long-form census respondents (or National Household Survey (NHS) respondents) with administrative health data (e.g. mortality, cancer, hospitalizations, ambulatory care) and annual mailing address postal codes. These data can be used to examine health outcomes by population characteristics measured by the long-form census or NHS (e.g. income, education, occupation, language, ethnicity, immigrant status, or Indigenous identity). Environmental data can be attached to the CanCHECs using the annual postal code file in order to examine the association between environmental exposure and a health outcome. In this version, Census 2006 has been taken as the cohort. The National Ambulatory Care Reporting SystemFootnote 6 (NACRS) contains data for hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care including day surgery, outpatient and community-based clinics, and emergency departments. Client visit data are collected at time of service in the participating facilities from several jurisdictions. Only the 2006 and 2011 CanCHEC cohorts include NACRS records; these span from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2017. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2006 linked to Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs) are population-based probabilistically linked datasets. The CanCHECs combine long-form census respondents (or National Household Survey (NHS) respondents) with administrative health data (e.g. mortality, cancer, hospitalizations, ambulatory care) and annual mailing address postal codes. These data can be used to examine health outcomes by population characteristics measured by the long-form census or NHS (e.g. income, education, occupation, language, ethnicity, immigrant status, or Indigenous identity). Environmental data can be attached to the CanCHECs using the annual postal code file in order to examine the association between environmental exposure and a health outcome. In this version, Census 2006 has been taken as the cohort. The Discharge Abstract DatabaseFootnote 5 (DAD) includes administrative, clinical, and demographic information for all acute care (and some psychiatric, chronic rehabilitation, and day-surgery) hospital discharges for all province and territories, except Quebec. Only the 2006 and 2011 CanCHEC cohorts include DAD records; these span from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2016. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2011 linked to National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs) are population-based probabilistically linked datasets. The CanCHECs combine long-form census respondents (or National Household Survey (NHS) respondents) with administrative health data (e.g. mortality, cancer, hospitalizations, ambulatory care) and annual mailing address postal codes. These data can be used to examine health outcomes by population characteristics measured by the long-form census or NHS (e.g. income, education, occupation, language, ethnicity, immigrant status, or Indigenous identity). Environmental data can be attached to the CanCHECs using the annual postal code file in order to examine the association between environmental exposure and a health outcome. In this version, NHS 2011 has been taken as the cohort. The National Ambulatory Care Reporting SystemFootnote 6 (NACRS) contains data for hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care including day surgery, outpatient and community-based clinics, and emergency departments. Client visit data are collected at time of service in the participating facilities from several jurisdictions. Only the 2006 and 2011 CanCHEC cohorts include NACRS records; these span from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2017. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (CanCHEC) 2011 linked to Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHECs) are population-based probabilistically linked datasets. The CanCHECs combine long-form census respondents (or National Household Survey (NHS) respondents) with administrative health data (e.g. mortality, cancer, hospitalizations, ambulatory care) and annual mailing address postal codes. These data can be used to examine health outcomes by population characteristics measured by the long-form census or NHS (e.g. income, education, occupation, language, ethnicity, immigrant status, or Indigenous identity). Environmental data can be attached to the CanCHECs using the annual postal code file in order to examine the association between environmental exposure and a health outcome. In this version, NHS 2011 has been taken as the cohort. The Discharge Abstract DatabaseFootnote 5 (DAD) includes administrative, clinical, and demographic information for all acute care (and some psychiatric, chronic rehabilitation, and day-surgery) hospital discharges for all province and territories, except Quebec. Only the 2006 and 2011 CanCHEC cohorts include DAD records; these span from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2016. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) linked to Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database 2014 (CVSD) and T1PMF death National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres REGISTRY The linked analytical file contains cancer and patient characteristics from the CCR and death information from the CVSD, the CCR or the T1PMF. The linked file will enable broader analytical use of the CCR, by facilitating epidemiological research on cause of death and permitting the estimation of cancer survival and prevalence rates The purpose of this record linkage project was to add death information from the Canadian Vital Statistics – Death Database2 (CVSD) and the income tax returns file known as the T1 Personal Master File (T1PMF) to the CCR in the Social Data Linkage Environment3 (SDLE). The objective was to gain improvement in the completeness and accuracy of the patients’ vital information on the CCR. As previously accomplished through a death clearance module4, this record linkage completes the information on cancer patients, by supplementing the date and underlying cause of their death from the CVSD. In addition, the date of death from the T1PMF were used (i) to validate the date of death when discrepancies between the CCR and the CVSD were observed and (ii) to find additional death events of patients on the CCR that may have not been captured by the CCR nor the CVSD Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) linked to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Annual Cycles National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the annual componentsurveys Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) linked to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Focus Content National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Focus Content Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (CCHS-DAD) Annual Cycles National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Annual Component Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (CCHS-DAD) Focus Content National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Focus Content Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (CCHS-OMHRS) Annual Cycles National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Annual Component Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey linked to the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (CCHS-OMHRS) Focus Content National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Focus Content Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Annual Component Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) Focus Content National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyze the behavioural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors along with the use of hospital services and health outcomes at the population level using the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) data from the Focus Content Surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Community Health Survey 2000-2017 Postal Code Historical Files (CCHS-HIST-PC) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Amongst others, this record linkage project will allow new information to be generated about the factors, influences, and processes that contribute to healthy aging. The CCHS files (annual component and focus content) were linked to a range of health outcomes including hospitalization, mortality, and cancer. These linked files will facilitate the study of the impact of a broad range of social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomic status, ethnicity, risk factors, and disease states) on health outcomes at the population level. The postal code history of each person who responded to the CCHS Annual and Focus surveys was included in this linkage from 2000 to 2016 for each year that a postal code was available on the CRA files. Due to the nature of the data source, postal codes are not available for all CCHS respondents (e.g., non-tax filers do not have a postal code history) and due to the tax filing habits of Canadian, postal codes may not be available for all years for all respondents. Pre-linked, Individual level
Linkage of the Canadian Community Health Survey mental health component 1.2 to the Longitudinal Immigration Database 2015 (CCHS-IMDB) Keys Record Linkage (084-2016) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH This record linkage project brings together health survey data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) - Annual Component for the periods from 2003 to 2014, the CCHS Focus Content for 2002 (Mental Health and Well-being) and 2012 (Mental Health), and immigration and income (tax) data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) starting in 1980. The purpose of the linkage project is to better understand the health, social and economic outcomes of immigrants in different immigration classes and categories. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database linked to Discharge Abstract Database National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (CVSD_NACRS) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. For the purpose of better informing Canadians on health-care issues. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database linked to National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (CVSD_NACRS) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. For the purpose of better informing Canadians on health-care issues. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. Pre-linked, Individual level
Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database linked to Ontario Mental Health Reporting System 2006-2017 (CVSD_OMHRS) Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. For the purpose of better informing Canadians on health-care issues. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. Pre-linked, Individual level
Census of Population (CEN) linked to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH Since hospitals comprise the single largest share of all healthcare expenditures in the country, understanding the patterns of use is critical for health care planners. In particular, better understanding of the patterns of use among key sub-groups such as Aboriginal peoples and immigrants, who otherwise cannot be identified in administrative data, could assist policy makers in identifying groups at high risk for hospitalizations including those that are potentially modifiable via adaptive health services, public promotion, and prevention strategies This was to investigate the hospitalization patterns among key subgroups (e.g., Aboriginal groups, immigrant groups and older adults) in order to fill the existing data gap. In addition, the linked data will provide researchers the opportunity to investigate those characteristics that place individuals at higher risk of using hospital services. Identifying and documenting the differences in patterns of health services utilization will provide evidence for policy makers and health care planners. Pre-linked, Individual level
Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH In this linked dataset, the patient records in the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) was linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Database - Death (CVSD) data. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. To that end, the linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. Pre-linked, Patient level
Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) – Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants (LSIC) – All cycles National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems. Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes The goal of the project is to add repeated measures for important outcome domains for each respondent to the five terminated longitudinal surveys to extend their analytical relevance. These linkages will allow researchers both inside Statistics Canada and through the Research Data Centres to analyze longer term outcomes for the cohorts in the five longitudinal surveys Pre-linked, Individual level
Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) – National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The linking of Statistics Canada survey data to administrative data creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in survey or administrative data alone Purpose: Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems. Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes The linking of Statistics Canada survey data to administrative data creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in survey or administrative data alone Purpose: Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems. Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes Pre-linked, Individual level
Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) – National Population Health Survey (NPHS) – National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes. The linking of Statistics Canada survey data to administrative data creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in survey or administrative data alone. Statistics Canada has a long history of creating and using record linkages. Record linkage is an important and cost-effective statistical technique used to develop data products that support advanced research and provide insight on important social issues, such as health conditions of low-income, Aboriginals and other Canadian subpopulations. Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems Pre-linked, Individual level
Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) – Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes. The linking of Statistics Canada survey data to administrative data creates a valuable dataset that can provide answers to important research questions that cannot be found in survey or administrative data alone. Statistics Canada has a long history of creating and using record linkages. Record linkage is an important and cost-effective statistical technique used to develop data products that support advanced research and provide insight on important social issues, such as health conditions of low-income, Aboriginals and other Canadian subpopulations. Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems Pre-linked, Individual level
Extending the Relevance of the Longitudinal Files (ERLF) –Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL This survey was designed to examine the major transitions in the lives of youth, particularly between education, training and employment. The content included measurement of major transitions in young people’s lives including virtually all formal educational experiences and most labour market experiences, achievement, aspirations and expectations, and employment experiences. The goal of the project is to add repeated measures for important outcome domains for each respondent to the five terminated longitudinal surveys to extend their analytical relevance. These linkages will allow researchers both inside Statistics Canada and through the Research Data Centres to analyze longer term outcomes for the cohorts in the five longitudinal surveys. Pre-linked, Individual level
Future to Discover Project (FTD) linked to T1FF NB & MB Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The FTD Project has been undertaken by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF) and the New Brunswick and Manitoba Departments of Education. The CMSF contracted the overall management of the project to the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). Statistics Canada's role was to conduct interviews of a sample of grade nine students and their parents plus have consent forms signed. The overall objective of the Future to Discover Project is to try to understand whether better information about career choices and/or a promise of financial incentives can encourage students who might not normally decide to pursue post-secondary education (PSE), to complete high school and go on to PSE. Pre-linked, Individual level
General Social Survey and Tax Records (GSS-T1FF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL This record linkage project brings together data from the 2011 General Social Survey (cycle 25), the annual tax files (TIFF) from 1982 to 2013, and the 2014 Immigrant Landing File (ILF). The purpose of the linkage project is to better understand and quantify the impact of family transitions experienced (i.e. union formation or dissolution, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) by Canadians on their socio-economic well-being. This project also adds socio-economic measures to extend the analytical relevance of the GSS-2011. The GSS survey compiled conjugal, parental and work histories of a large sample of respondents. It also collected several socio-economic characteristics. Pre-linked, Individual level
Linkage of the Canadian Community Health Survey mental health component to the Longitudinal Immigration Database (CCHS-IMDB) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH These linked data provide information on the health, social and economic outcomes of immigrants in different immigration classes and categories. They will also allow researchers to study the health/social and economic outcomes of immigrants in the areas of newcomer settlement, resettlement and integration. The purpose of the linkage project is to better understand the health, social and economic outcomes of immigrants in different immigration classes and categories. Pre-linked, Individual level
Linked Data on High Users of In-Hospital Health Care Services (HSUS) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH A dynamic cohort of complex, high system users (HSUs) was created through a partnership between the Canadian Institute for Health Research and the Canadian Institute for Health Information using the CIHI's internal datasets: (i) Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), (ii) National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), and (iii) Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS). For the purpose of this record linkage project, a patient index of HSUs and non-HSUs from the DAD, NACRS and OMHRS were provided to Statistics Canada to form the record linkage cohort. The purpose of this record linkage project was to create a linked dataset that will allow researchers to analyse the socio-demographic, socio-economic, and health characteristics of higher users of the health care system (HSUs) compared to controls drawn from the population of non-high system users Pre-linked, Individual level
Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) linked to Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) was linked to hospital discharge events obtained from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) for all provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). Information for immigrants landing in Canada between 1980 and 2013 were obtained from the IMDB, and these were linked to hospitalization records for fiscal years 2000/01 through 2013/14. The purpose of this linkage project was to create a linked dataset that would enable researchers to better understand immigrants’ use of hospital care services, and fill a key data gap to allow for a greater understanding of differences that may exist among immigrants in Canada who are otherwise not identified in the administrative data. Pre-linked, Individual level
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada linked 2015 to the Longitudinal Immigration Database (LSIC-IMDB) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems. Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes The purpose of this linkage was to create a linked dataset between LSIC and IMDB administrative database Pre-linked, Individual level
Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada linked 2016 to the Longitudinal Immigration Database (LSIC-IMDB) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL Longitudinal data allow researchers to be able to better understand the factors behind events or problems. Given the importance of longitudinal data in research, it was important to find a way to extend the usefulness of Statistics Canada’s longitudinal data for research purposes The purpose of this linkage was to create a linked dataset between LSIC and IMDB administrative database Pre-linked, Individual level
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) National (excl. QC) Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH In this linked dataset, the patient records in the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) was linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Database - Death (CVSD) data. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. To that end, the linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. Pre-linked, Patient level
Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database (CVSD) Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH In this linked dataset, the patient records in the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) was linked to the Canadian Vital Statistics Database - Death (CVSD) data. The objective of the linkage project is to increase the analytical and research value of the individual CIHI files by including information about deaths that occur after discharge from hospital. To that end, the linked dataset will be used to develop and validate health care indicators and performance measures as well as perform survival and outcome analyses on acute inpatient data while considering such elements as efficiency, continuum of care, outcomes and disparities in health and longevity. Pre-linked, Patient level
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) historical data Ontario Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The MOHLTC historical files provides access to a set of health care administrative datasets that covers the period between 1994/95 and 2009/10 (with some exceptions). There is no Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) data for the years between 1994/95 and 1999/00 fiscal years and the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Day Procedures ends in 2002/03 fiscal year and is incorporated into National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) from 2003/04 fiscal year onwards, which can be linked to responses of survey respondents from Ontario for the Canadian Community Health Survey (1.1, 2.1 and 3.1) and the National Population Health Survey 1996/97 cross-sectional datasets. This linked dataset allows longitudinal follow-up of the respondents of the first 3 annual cycles of the CCHS from Ontario-only, across OHIP, DAD & NACRS administrative records. It isalso the only (currently) available dataset with physician claims. Pre-linked, Individual level
Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) linked to T1FF National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is a national survey that enables Statistics Canada to provide detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. PSIS collects information pertaining to the programs and courses offered at an institution, as well as information regarding the students themselves and the program(s) and course(s) in which they were registered, or from which they have graduated. PSIS is also designed to collect continuing education data. This information is available from the PSIS cross-sectional files. Longitudinal PSIS files could be produced for further research purposes Pre-linked, Individual level
Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS) linked to T1FF National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The survey compiles data on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and/or on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary. It also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers). The purpose of the survey is to gather information on individuals who receive training and those who obtain certification within a trade where apprenticeship training is being offered. Specifically, the survey compiles data on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and/or on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary. It also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers). In the context of this survey, a trade qualifier (challenger) is a tradesperson who, according to the assessment authority of the province or territory, has enough experience to pass the final exam to obtain certification without previously following an apprenticeship program. Pre-linked, Individual level
Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS) and Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) linked to T1FF National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The survey compiles data on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and/or on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary. It also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers). The purpose of the survey is to gather information on individuals who receive training and those who obtain certification within a trade where apprenticeship training is being offered. Specifically, the survey compiles data on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and/or on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary. It also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers). In the context of this survey, a trade qualifier (challenger) is a tradesperson who, according to the assessment authority of the province or territory, has enough experience to pass the final exam to obtain certification without previously following an apprenticeship program. Pre-linked, Individual level
Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics linked to the Cross-National Equivalent File (SLID-CNEF) National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres SOCIAL The Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) complements traditional survey data on labour market activity and income with an additional dimension: the changes experienced by individuals over time. At the heart of the survey's objectives is the understanding of the economic well-being of Canadians: what economic shifts do individuals and families live through, and how does it vary with changes in their paid work, family make-up, receipt of government transfers or other factors SLID was the first Canadian household survey to provide national data on the fluctuations in income that a typical family or individual experiences over time which gives greater insight on the nature and extent of low income in Canada. SLID is the primary Canadian source for income data and provides additional content to data collected by the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Pre-linked, Individual level
Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (SLNCC) - linked to CCHS National Statistics Canada - Research Data Centres HEALTH The Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada (SLNCC) is a cross-sectional survey sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada that will collect information related to Canadians' experiences with chronic neurological conditions. The SLNCC will focus on 18 neurological conditions including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The purpose of the Survey on Living with Neurological Conditions in Canada is to collect new information about Canadians' experiences with chronic neurological conditions. The survey will report on various factors that impact on health for individuals living with these conditions, their families and caregivers. Pre-linked, Individual level
Medical Services Insurance (MSI) Physician Billings (MED) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia HEALTH Administrative records for each health service rendered by a physician and paid for by the provincial government None Individual level
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia HEALTH Contains information on all types of ambulatory care including day surgery, outpatient and community-based clinics and emergency departments None Individual level
CIHI Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia HEALTH Contains information on each hospital admission recorded in a Nova Scotia hospital None Individual level
Seniors' Pharmacare (PHARM) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia HEALTH Contains information on prescriptions paid through provincial drug programming None Individual level
Drug Information System (DIS) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia HEALTH Contains information on all prescriptions filled in a community pharmacy in Nova Scotia None Individual level
Insured Patient Registry (MASTER) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia REGISTRY Contains longitudinal information about every individual registered as a beneficiary of MSI in Nova Scotia None Individual level
Licensed Provider Registry (DOCTORS) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia REGISTRY Contains demographic information on prescribers who are registered and licensed to practice in Nova Scotia None Individual level
Vital Statistics - Death (VITAL) Nova Scotia Health Data Nova Scotia REGISTRY Contains information on date and cause of death of Nova Scotia residents None Individual level
Baie Verte Miners' Registry Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY A composite dataset, developed by other agencies. NLCHI extracts data for requests for record-level information from the file. Identifies individuals who worked in the Baie Verte mine. Individual level data
Canada Census Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information SOCIAL The Canadian Census contains Social data based on a population survey (census) that include aggregate demographic information such as age, sex, marital status, employment, and income for all persons and housing units within a dissemination area in Canada. Statistics Canada conducts a Census every five years. It takes account of all Canadian citizens (by birth and by naturalization), landed immigrants, and non-permanent residents together with family members living with them (Statistics Canada, 2009). Dissemination areas include between 400-700 persons and the data can be aggregated upward to various geographic levels. The Canada Census data at NLCHI only pertains to Newfoundland and Labrador. Statistics Canada conducts a population census, every five years since 1971, as required by the Statistics Act, to develop a statistical portrait of Canada and Canadians on one specific day. The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. (Statistics Canada Overview, 2009) Dissemination Area - a small, relatively stable geographic unit composed of one or more adjacent dissemination blocks, it is the smallest standard geographic area for which all census data are disseminated. Dissemination areas are uniform in population size - 400 to 700 persons - to avoid data suppression. DAs can be aggregated upward to various geographic levels, such as Census Subdivision, Census Division, Census Tract, Forward Sortation Area, and Provincial levels. (Statistics Canada table: Hierarchy of Geographic Units) As part of the Community Social Data Strategy (CSDS), several custom request tables are maintained at MCHP for basic profiles at the RHA, Health Municipality, and RHA district levels. The CSDS data is current up to the 2011 Census data.
Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (CCDSS) is a network of provincial and territorial chronic disease surveillance systems that submit aggregate data to the Public Health Agency of Canada for national reporting. The NL component was developed and is maintained by the Centre. It is a composite database that links records from the MCP Beneficiary Registry and MCP Fee-For-Service Physician Claims Databases from the Department of Health and Community Services, and the Provincial Discharge Abstract Database (NLCHI). None None
Chronic Disease Registry Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY The Chronic Disease Registry allows for a provincial approach to identifying new and existing chronic disease patients, as well as information about how these patients are being managed, their health service utilization, health outcomes and health costs. The registry includes seven chronic conditions: diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart failure, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. The Registry leverages definitions from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System and incorporates additional data where available (e.g., laboratory data is included in the diabaetes registry). This system is used to compile the provincial Chronic Disease Registry and is used to track prevalence, incidence, co-morbidities, and health service utilization of individuals living with select chronic conditions in the province. Individual level data
Client Registry Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY The Client Registry contains demographic information such as name, address, date of birth, and administrative information such as date of birth and Medical Care Plan (MCP) number. It is the first foundational registry of the NL electronic health record (EHR). The Client Registry enables the accurate identification of individuals in the provincial EHR by linking the demographic information from clinical information systems to the same information in the Client Registry. It is currently used to to accurately identify clients for services or billing purposes by staff in hospitals, community services offices, long-term care facilities, MCP and authorized users of the Pictures Archiving and Communications System (PACS) and the Pharmacy Network. Individual level data
Drug Information System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The Drug Information System of the Pharmacy Network is managed by NLCHI and contains person-specific medication profiles including patient demographic information, drug name, dosage, drug identification number, prescribing physician, and other relevant information. All community pharmacies were connected to the Pharmacy Network as of June 1st, 2017. The Drug Information System is a component of the provicnial electronic health record (EHR) that interacts with the Client Registry and Provider Registry and is designed to support improvements in patient care and safety. Over time, the Drug Information System will hold a record of all medications dispensed to patients through community pharmacies in Newfoundland and Labrador. Individual level data
Medical Care Plan (MCP) Beneficiary Registration Database Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY The MCP Beneficiary Registration Database The MCP Beneficiary Registration Database is used by NLCHI to confirm demographic and administrative data in other databases that are maintained by the Centre, and for research and surveillance on a case-by-case basis. Individual level data
Medical Care Plan (MCP) Fee-for-Service Physician Claims Database Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The MCP Fee-For-Service Physician Claims Database contains information related to services provided by fee-for-service physicians under the provincial Medical Care Plan and is maintained by the Department of Health and Community Services. NLCHI uses the MCP FFS Physician Claims for research, evaluation and other analytical reports as per the agreement between NLCHI and MCP. Individual level data
Medical Care Plan (MCP) Provider Registry Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY The MCP Provider Registry is maintained by the Department of Health and Community Services. It contains demographic and administrative information on physicians in the province who are paid on a fee-for-service basis by MCP. NLCHI uses this information for research and surveillance projects with approval from MCP on a case-by-case basis. Individual level data
Meditech Emergency Room Data Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This dataset is an extract received from each of the Regional Health Authorities and includes record-level information for individuals who have visited an Emergency Department. NLCHI uses the Meditech Emergency Department Data for research, evaluation and other analytical reports. Individual level data
Meditech Laboratory Data Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This dataset is an extract received from each of the Regional Health Authorities and includes record-level information for individuals who have undergone laboartory testing. It includes information on the date the test was performed, where it was performed, test name, test result, etc. NLCHI uses the Meditech Laboratory Data for research, evaluation and other analytical reports. Individual level data
Meditech Long Term Care Data Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This dataset is an extract received from each of the Regional Health Authorities and includes record-level information for individuals who live in provincial long term care (LTC) facilities. It includes information on the name of the LTC facility, date of admission, date of discharge, transfer information, etc. NLCHI uses the Meditech Long Term Care Data for research, evaluation and other analytical reports. Individual level data
Meditech Medical Imaging Data Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This dataset is an extract received from each of the Regional Health Authorities and includes record-level information for individuals who have undergone medical imaging. It includes information on the date the image was taken, where it was performed, type of image, etc. NLCHI uses the Meditech Medical Imaging Data for research, evaluation and other analytical reports. Individual level data
Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This data is maintained by a private company on behalf of NLPDP and contains information related to prescription drugs dispensed to beneficiaries of the NLPDP. NLCHI uses the NLPDP Data for research, evaluation and other analytical reports. Individual level data
NLCHI Live Birth System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains demographic, administrative and clinical data related to all live births that occur in the province of NL. Both resident and non-resident live births are reported in the system. This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. It is also used to cross reference other databases for quality assurance and verification purposes. Individual level data
NLCHI Mortality System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains demographic, administrative and clinical data related to all deaths that occur in the province of NL. Both resident and non-resident deaths are reported in the system. This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. It is also used to cross reference other databases for quality assurance and verification purposes. Individual level data
NLCHI Stillbirth System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains demographic, administrative and clinical data related to all stillbirths that occur in the province of NL. Both resident and non-resident stillbirths are reported in the system. This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. It is also used to cross reference other databases for quality assurance and verification purposes. Individual level data
NLCHI Suicide Database Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This dataset contains demographic, clinical, administrative, social, and lifestyle data for individuals that committed suicide in NL as collected through chart review of the forensic records of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. Individual level data
Out of Province Discharge Abstract Database Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The out of province (OOP) database contains information regarding residents of NL who received health care in other provinces of Canada (except Quebec). The OOP contains demographic, clinical, and administrative data collected at hospitals when patients are discharged from inpatient and surgical day care services. This information is used to support health system policy development, planning, management, evaluation and research. Individual level data
Postal Code Conversion File Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information GEOGRAPHY The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) is a digital file which provides a correspondence between the six character postal code and Statistic Canada's standard geographical areas for which census data and other statistics are produced. Through the link between postal codes and standard geographical areas, the PCCF permits the integration of data from various sources. The geographic coordinates attached to each postal code on the Postal Code Conversion File are commonly used to map the distribution of data for spatial analysis. Community level data
Provider Registry Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information REGISTRY The Provider Registry (PR) is managed by NLCHI and is the second foundational registry of the provincial electronic health record. Information held in the PR is provided to NLCHI by the regulatory authorities for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, optometrists and dentists and includes the name, address, telephone number, license number, and status of the health care professionals. The Provider Registry integrates with components of the provincial electronic health record and the Pharmacy Network to ensure accurate identification of health professionals involved in the care and treatment of individuals. Individual level data
Provinical Continuing Care System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains the NL records submitted by the regional health authorities to the Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) at CIHI. It is a longitudinal database that captures clinical, demographic and administrative information on residents in residential and hospital-based continuing care facilities. The RAI-MDS 2.0©, an internationally validated clinical assessment instrument, forms the clinical standard for the CCRS. This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. Individual level data
Provincial Discharge Abstract Database Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The Provincial Discharge Abstract Database (PDAD) is the NLCHI dataset that contains demographic, clinical and administrative data collected at hospitals when patients are discharged from inpatient and surgical day care services and submitted to the CIHI Discharge Abstract Database. The PDAD captures information regarding hospitalizations of both residents of NL and non-residents receiving care in NL. The information is used to support health system policy development, planning, management, evaluation and research. Individual level data
Provincial Home Care System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains the NL records submitted by the regional health authorities to the Home Care Reporting System (HCRS) at CIHI. It is a longitudinal database that captures clinical, demographic and administrative information on clients assessed for continuing care needs, including home care or placement. The RAI-HC©, an internationally validated clinical assessment instrument, forms the clinical data standard for the HCRS. This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. Individual level data
Provincial Management Information System (MIS) Data Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH This database contains financial and statistical data reported by the regional health authorities to the provincial MIS database in compliance with the MIS standards and the Department of Healrh and Community Services reporting requirements. This dataset does not contain clinical or personal health information. None Functional Centre or facility/program
Provincial Rehabilitation System Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The Provincial Rehabilitation System contains demogrpahic, clinical, and administrative data related to adult inpatient rehabilitation services and includes the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). The Dr. L.A. Miller Centre and Western memorial Regional Hospital are currently the only participating facilities in the province. The data can be used to support health system planning, management, evaluation, and research. Individual level data
Statistics Canada Annual Mortality Data Files Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information HEALTH The Annual Mortality Data File is provided to the provincial department of Service NL, Vital Statistics Division. It contains information on both resident and non-resident deaths that occur in NL. The file contains much of the same clinical information as the NLCHI Mortality System and includes the underlying cause of death, which is coded by Statistics Canada using the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Conditions (ICD-10). This system is used primarily for research and to provide aggregate statistical information. Individual level data
Person Health Registry System (PHRS) Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) REGISTRY Health registration information for all Saskatchewan residents covered by the provincial health plan. A registry system tracking Saskatchewan residents eligible for health benefits. None
Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Captures administrative, clinical and demographic information on discharges for acute care facilities (including deaths, sign-outs and transfers). To provide information on all acute care stays in the province. None
Supportive Care Home System (SCHS) Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Administrative data for long-term care homes in Saskatchewan. Records billing information for long-term care stays in the province. None
interRAI-MDS Long-term care Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Clinical assessment data for long-term care residents. Captures clinical consult information about individuals residing in, or admitted to Saskatchewan's institutional supportive care facilities. None
Home Care Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Administrative data for home care clients. The database captures services received by individuals admitted to Saskatchewan's home care program. None
interRAI-MDS Home Care Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Clinical assessment data for home care clients. Captures clinical consult information about individuals receiving home care services. None
Physician Services Claims File Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Physician claims for services provided in Saskatchewan. Records billing information for services provided by fee-for-service providers in Saskatchewan. None
Physician Characteristics and Mobility File Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Physician specialty and mobility information. Captures physician specialities, clinics, graduation year, etc. of physicians in Saskatchewan. None
Prescription Drug Plan Claims Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Claims for prescriptions filled by community pharmacies. Includes claims for drugs not covered by the provincial drug plan. The Drug Plan provides information on prescription coverage to eligible Saskatchewan residents for drugs which are listed in the Saskatchewan Formulary and prescribed for outpatients. The Drug Plan also provides information on prescriptions not covered in the Saskatchewan Formulary, resulting in a complete listing of all prescriptions filled at Saskatchewan community pharmacies regardless of who covers the cost. None
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) HEALTH Contains data for all hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care: 1. Day surgery 2. Outpatient clinics 3. Emergency departments. Client visit data is collected at time of service in participating facilities (please note that not all facilities in Saskatchewan report to this system). Emergency department visits None