Centres

Canada has five regional poison centres open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, providing telephone-based frontline service from nurses and pharmacists with specialized training in the effects of poisons.

Centres in Canada

Contact by province and territory

  • Alberta

    Poison and Drug Information Service

    Calgary, AB
    Tel: 1-800-332-1414
    VOIP Tel: (403) 944-1414

  • British Columbia

    BC Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC)

    Vancouver, BC
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-567-8911
    (within B.C)
    Local Tel: (604) 682-5050
    (Greater Vancouver or outside B.C)

  • Manitoba

    Manitoba Poison Centre

    Toronto, ON
    Toll-free Tel: 1-855-776-4766

  • New Brunswick

    Sykes Telehealth

    Moncton, NB
    Toll-free Tel: 911 (within New Brunswick)

  • Newfoundland

    Poison Information Centre - The Janeway Child Health Centre

    St. John’s , NL
    Tel: (709) 722-1110

  • Northwest Territories

    Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS)

    Calgary, AB
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-332-1414
    VOIP Tel: (403) 944-1414

  • Nova Scotia

    IWK Regional Poison Centre

    Halifax, NS
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-565-8161
    (within N.S)
    Local Tel: (902) 470-8161
    (Halifax or outside Nova Scotia)

  • Nunavut

    Ontario Poison Centre (for Nunavut)

    Toronto, ON
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-268-9017

  • Ontario

    Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) / Centre anti-poison de l’Ontario

    Toronto, ON
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-268-9017
    (within Ontario)
    Local Tel: (416) 813-5900
    (greater Toronto area)

  • Prince Edward Island

    IWK Regional Poison Centre

    Halifax, NS
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-565-8161 (within P.E.I)
    Local Tel: (902) 470-8161

  • Québec

    Centre antipoison du Québec (CAPQ)

    Québec, QC
    Toll-free Tel: 1-800-463-5060

  • Saskatchewan

    Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS)

    Calgary, AB
    Toll-free Tel: 1-866-454-1212
    (within Saskatchewan)

  • Yukon

    BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

    Vancouver, BC
    Local Tel: 811 (Yukon) or 604-682-5050