About CIHI

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What we do

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health systems and the health of Canadians.

We provide comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada. Our stakeholders use our broad range of health system databases, measurements and standards, together with our evidence-based reports and analyses, in their decision-making processes. We protect the privacy of Canadians by ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the health care information we provide.

Our core values

Read our 2016 to 2021 Strategic Plan to find out where we are headed and to see how we live our values: respect, integrity, collaboration, excellence and innovation.

Find out more about CIHI’s new brand and future plans for cihi.ca.

Quick facts

  • Created in 1994 to forge a common approach to Canadian health information
  • Our vision: Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.
  • 28 pan-Canadian databases across health sectors
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for information security management

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