Connect with Canada’s poison centres and other key organizations and associations involved in poisoning prevention.
Canada's Poison Centres
These five centres, located in B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, provide 24/7 poison response and several service designated regions outside their home provinces to provide national coverage overall.
Atlantic Canada Poison Centre, Nova Scotia
The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre provides a 24-hour, phone consultation service to both the public and health professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. They provide consult services for health care professionals in New Brunswick concerning the management of poisoned patients.
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC)
The BC Drug and Poison Information Centre operates a 24-hour poison information line, as well as a drug information line for BC healthcare professionals. The BC DPIC website provides information and resources on poisoning and prevention, and serves B.C. and Yukon.
Ontario Poison Centre
Serving Ontario, Manitoba, and Nunavut, this website has information for families and health professionals, including common causes of poisoning in Ontario.
Québec Poison Control Centre
The Québec Poison Control Centre website has information and resources on poison prevention; basic information is provided in English and French, with extensive resources for professionals in French.
Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS), Alberta
From Alberta Health Services, the webpage has information about PADIS services and answers to frequently asked questions. PADIS serves Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
Other organizations and associations
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)
The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit website has data and research on poisoning for all age groups.
Canadian Association for Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicology
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
CCSA is a non-governmental organization providing national leadership on substance use and advancing solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harms.
Child Safety Link
Child Safety Link works with the IWK Regional Poison Centre to help educate Maritime communities about poisoning prevention. The CSL website has information, resources and videos about preventing poisoning in children.
Injury Prevention Centre (IPC)
The Injury Prevention Centre website has resources and toolkits about poisoning related to cannabis, medications, and household products.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings.
Saskatchewan Prevention Institute: Poisoning
The SPI Poisoning webpage has provincial data on child poisonings and downloadable fact sheets, posters and activities.