Race-based and Indigenous Identity Data
Race-based and Indigenous identity data is essential for measuring health inequalities (also referred to as health disparities) and for identifying inequities that stem from racism, bias and discrimination. Health equity data can be used to inform actions and interventions to improve health equity among racialized groups.
To harmonize collection and ensure high-quality data that is comparable across jurisdictions, CIHI released pan-Canadian minimum standards for collecting race-based and Indigenous identity data in health systems, along with guidance on their use.
Read more about the standards and guidance from CIHI
Guidance and standards: Guidance on the Use of Standards for Race-Based and Indigenous Identity Data Collection and Health Reporting in Canada (PDF)
Supplementary report: Race-Based and Indigenous Identity Data Collection and Health Reporting in Canada — Supplementary Report (PDF)