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Poison Centres in Canada


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Accidental poisoning is a common cause of injuries in Canada. ISMP Canada recommends that you confirm the telephone number of the poison centre for your area and post it in a visible place in your home. In an Emergency call 911.

For more information, read our article Home Safety: How to Prevent Poisonings That Occur at Home. Helpful materials on preventing accidental poisonings are also available on the websites of the Canadian Association of Poison Control Centres and Safe Kids Canada.


Alberta


Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS)
Toll-free 1-800-332-1414 (within Alberta and Northwest Territories only)
(403) 944-1414 (in Calgary, VOIP users, or outside of Alberta)


British Columbia


British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC)
Toll-free 1-800-567-8911 (within BC only)
(604) 682-5050 (Greater Vancouver)


Manitoba


Manitoba Poison Centre
Toll-free 1-855-7POISON (1-855-776-4766)


New Brunswick


Sykes Telehealth
911


Newfoundland and Labrador


Poison Information Centre
Toll-free 1-866-727-1110
(709) 722-1110


Northwest Territories


Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS)
Toll-free 1-800-332-1414 (for Alberta and Northwest Territories only)


Nova Scotia


IWK Regional Poison Centre
Toll-free 1-800-565-8161 (for Nova Scotia and PEI only) or call 911 and ask to speak to the Poison Centre
(902) 470-8161 (Halifax or outside Nova Scotia)


Nunavut


Toll-Free 1-800-268-9017


Ontario


Ontario Poison Centre (OPC)
Toll-free 1-800-268-9017 (within Ontario)
(416) 813-5900 (Greater Toronto Area)


Prince Edward Island


IWK Regional Poison Centre
Toll-free 1-800-565-8161 (for Nova Scotia and PEI only)


Québec


Centre anipoison du Québec (CAPQ)
Toll-free 1-800-463-5060 (for Quebec only)


Saskatchewan


Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS)
Toll-free 1-866-454-1212 (for Saskatchewan only)


Yukon Territory


Yukon Poison Control Centre - Whitehorse General Hospital
(867) 393-8700
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