Welcome to the Media Centre. CIHI posts media releases and advisories that capture key findings from its reports and analyses on
We also alert the public when new data is available. You’ll find news from the past 60 days posted on this page. For earlier releases or advisories, consult our archives.
Access the Embargo Application.
Jan 29, 2015Wait times for primary and specialist care longest in Canada, among 11 countries
Health care is fundamentally about people, and the experience of patients is critical to understanding the performance of a health system. For the past decade, The Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy surveys have helped fill important information gaps through polls of patients and providers in 11 developed countries. The 2014 edition of this survey focused on the experience of people age 55 and older. The purpose of this companion report is to tell the Canadian story, and to highlight how experiences with health care vary across the country and how they compare with those in other countries.
Jan 26, 2015CIHI’s privacy and security recognized by Ontario’s privacy commissioner
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has renewed our prescribed entity status for the next 3 years. CIHI is the only organization with a pan-Canadian mandate with this status.
Jan 22, 2015Canadian Institute for Health Information helps shed light on mental health of Canadians
David O'Toole will speak at the event launching the MHCC report, Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada.
Jan 7, 2015CIHI earns international information security certification
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification of its Information Security Management System.
For media inquiries: To get the best response time to media inquiries, please contact us by email:
We are available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday if you need information or to request an interview. Please note that our offices are closed and our spokespeople are unavailable on weekends, after hours and on statutory holidays.
For general inquiries: For information on CIHI’s products or services, contact us at
Data requests: Please complete the
data request form. Note that, in a 12-month period, members of the media receive up to 10 free hours of work on a single topic.
Follow us on CIHI_ICIS
A primer for journalists on CIHI, what type of information we collect and analyze, and how we can help you tell your stories.Read More >>