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If you are already a registered Portal user, you have several options.

  • Browse our Frequently Asked Questions, or ask a question about creating or modifying reports in Portal with eQuery.
  • Join a User Community session. These analytically focused sessions are open to all Portal users and are held on the last Wednesday of every second month of the fiscal year, starting in May. Topics and questions of interest to users are addressed during these web conferences.
  • Schedule one-on-one time with a Portal Services senior analyst and use CIHI Portal to the fullest.

View our latest release documents

Browse our Archived Portal Historical Release Notes: Summary (in English, with releases 8.1 and beyond available in English and French) or contact us at portal@cihi.ca to request historical release notes not available on this page.

  • Portal Release 12.14: Release of 2013–2014, 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 CMDB data, update of 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 CMDB data, and updates to metrics
  • Portal Release 12.13: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases
  • Portal Release 12.12: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases
  • Portal Release 12.11: Release of NRS 2017–2018 Q2 data
  • Portal Release 12.10: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases
  • Portal Release 12.9: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018, exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases and release of 2016 population estimates in Portal DAD and NACRS projects
  • Portal Release 12.8: Visual Crossing upgrade in DAD and NACRS
  • Portal Release 12.7: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases
  • Portal Release 12.6: Release of NRS 2017–2018 Q1 data
  • Portal Release 12.5: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018, exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases and Alberta facility name changes for NACRS

Data release and downtime schedule

Data is released in Portal on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • For DAD and NACRS, data submitted by the 3rd business day of the month is released on the 15th business day of the same month.
  • For the NRS, data submitted by the NRS submission deadline is included in the quarterly refresh.
  • For the CMDB, data is released when it becomes available, usually annually.
Project Submission Cut-Off Date Release Date Downtimes
DAD and NACRS January 4, 2018 January 18, 2018 January 17–18, 2018
CMDB Not applicable January 25, 2018 January 24–25, 2018
DAD and NACRS February 5, 2018 February 22, 2018 February 21–22, 2018
NRS February 14, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 1, 2018
DAD and NACRS March 5, 2018 March 21, 2018 March 20–21, 2018

CIHI Portal metadata documents

Learn more about the data found in CIHI Portal with these metadata documents:

Learn more about available data, including data years and grouping methodology.

Additional support documents

Visit CIHI’s Classification and Coding resource page to learn more about data classification codes and standards and how to apply them.