What we do

CIHI is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians. Our stakeholders use our broad range of health databases, measurements and standards, together with our evidence-based reports and analyses, in their day-to-day decision-making. We protect the privacy of Canadians by ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our health care information.

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