Shaping CIHI’s Future:
A Commitment to Action

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.

Feel the energy!

Throughout this report, we share dynamic pictures of individuals in action.  Athletic endeavours involve energy, teamwork and goal-setting. Our work at CIHI does too. Not to mention, physical activity is a vital component of good health. Feel the energy!

We’re proud of our work and the impact it has in the Canadian health care arena. Learn about one of our recent awards for a project on care planning tools for First Nations communities.


interactive web tools

We’re developing web tools that allow you to compare data at regional, provincial, national and international levels. Learn more about a new indicator on hospital deaths in CIHI’s Your Health System web tool.


educational opportunities

We believe that educational courses and tutorials help our customers — and us — produce better-quality data. Learn about our recent learning management system redevelopment.



We asked 34,000 stakeholders for their feedback on our new website prior to its launch on March 3. Check it out!

The 4 foundational elements

  • Our people
  • Stakeholder engagement and partnerships
  • Privacy and security
  • Information technology

These elements are the foundation of CIHI. They are essential to our success — today and in the future.

Priority themes and populations

We produce data and analytical products that reflect the priorities of our stakeholders. We’re focused on specific priorities in the areas of population health and health system performance.

Message from CIHI’s Board chair and president

We have a renewed direction and a commitment to meaningful engagement with the people and organizations we work with across the country.