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CAMH Monitor Survey

The CAMH Monitor, first conducted in 1977, is the longest ongoing addiction and mental health survey of adults in Canada. The survey is designed to serve as the primary vehicle for monitoring substance use and mental health problems among Ontario adults. The CAMH Monitor provides epidemiological trends in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, problem use, public opinion regarding drug issues and policies, and mental health among Ontarians.

About 3,000 Ontario adults are interviewed each year using random digit dialling. The sample is considered representative of Ontarians aged 18 years and older (about 10 million Ontarians). Your household may be randomly selected to participate in our survey.

To learn more about the CAMH Monitor and to get answers to questions you may have, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Our survey report

The 2013 CAMH Monitor eReport describes the extent of substance use and related harms, as well as mental health and well-being indicators among Ontario adults aged 18 years and older. Estimates are based on telephone interviews with 3,021 adults (48% of eligible respondents), conducted between January and December 2013. The report also describes changes in alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use, based on 28 surveys conducted between 1977 and 2013. 

See also: Over 230,000 Ontario adults seriously considered suicide in 2013, CAMH survey shows


 Key findings


2013 CAMH Monitor infographicSee highlights from our 2013 CAMH Monitor eReport (click on infographic to enlarge).


 Data user's guides


The data user's guide documents four important aspects of the CAMH Monitor: (1) sampling design and strategy; (2) sample characteristics; (3) questionnaire and derived variables; and (4) data file description.

2015 CAMH Monitor Metadata User's eGuide

2015 CM Questionaire

Guides for previous survey years

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