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  • Browse our Frequently Asked Questions, or ask a question about creating or modifying reports in Portal with eQuery.
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  • Schedule one-on-one time with a Portal Services senior analyst and use CIHI Portal to the fullest.

View our latest release documents

  • Portal Release 13.9: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2018–2019
  • Portal Release 13.8: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2018–2019 and release of 2017 population estimates in Portal DAD and NACRS projects
  • Portal Release 13.7: Release of NRS 2018–2019 Q1 data
  • Portal Release 13.6: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2018-2019, and updated geography data based on the 2016 Census
  • Portal Release 13.5: Release of 2016–2017 CMDB data, update of 2012–2013 to 2015–2016 CMDB data and updates to metrics
  • Portal Release 13.4: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and 2018–2019, and closure of 2017–2018 DAD and NACRS data year, grouped and regrouped with 2017 and 2018 methodologies
  • Portal Release 13.3: New DAD data for 2018–2019, updated NACRS data for 2018–2019, updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018
  • Portal Release 13.2: Release of NRS 2017–2018 Q4 data.
  • Portal Release 13.1: DAD and NACRS: New 2018–2019 data, updated 2017–2018 data, regrouped 2013–2014 to 2017–2018 data, new 2018 case-mix methodologies, inclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying data, modifications to Gender and Discharge/Visit Disposition attributes, grouped 2018–2019 NACRS ED Level 2 data.
  • Portal Release 12.18: Updated DAD and NACRS data for 2017–2018 and exclusion of Ontario medical assistance in dying (MAID) cases

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 to request historical release notes not available on this page.

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 October 3, 2018 October 17, 2018 October 16-17, 2018
DAD and NACRS November 5, 2018 November 22, 2018 November 21-22, 2018
NRS November 15, 2018 November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018
DAD and NACRS December 5, 2018 December 20, 2018 December 19-20, 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.