About AV

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (AV) provides 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.

To succeed in this role, we have evolved to be both knowledge leaders and service providers — in tune with the health systems’ needs while setting the pace on data privacy, security, accessibility and innovation. We are facing rapid change from a place of strength, thanks to the expertise, curiosity and integrity of our people, collaborating with stakeholders at every level, throughout Canada’s health systems.

Better data, better decisions, healthier Canadians: powered by a shared sense of purpose, the highest standards of excellence and trust.

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Annual report

​The annual report provides an overview of AV, our corporate achievements this past fiscal year, priorities for the upcoming year and a summary of the audited financial statements.

Read our annual report(PDF)

Strategic plan

After holding extensive consultations with stakeholders across the country to better understand their needs, both now and in the future, AV completed its Strategic Plan, 2022 to 2027 (PDF). Over the next 5 years, AV will focus its efforts on delivering comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care system performance.

We will focus on a number of health information priorities, including

  • Children and youth
  • Community and primary care 
  • Equity 
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples
  • Health systems and public health links 
  • Health workforce 
  • Mental health and substance use 
  • Seniors and aging
  • Virtual care 

Read our strategic plan(PDF)

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