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 to 5,000 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).
The CAMH Monitor report
The 2015 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. The study is based on 30 cross-sectional probability surveys conducted between 1977 and 2015. The 2015 estimates are based on telephone interviews with 5,013 adults (46% of eligible respondents), conducted between January and December 2015. The report also describes changes in substance use and health indicators since 1996 and since 1977, where available.
New indicators in this report include: use of electronic cigarettes, texting while driving, traumatic brain injuries (lifetime), moderate psychological distress, problem gambling and problematic use of electronic devices.
Highlights from the 2015 CAMH Monitor: Nearly one in five young Ontario adults shows problematic use of electronic devices
2013 CAMH Monitor eReport
2011 CAMH Monitor eReport
2009 CAMH Monitor eReport