Data and Statistics

Canadian survey data

Welcome to public mental health data:
​Statistics Canada's.
- Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 2015-2016, 2012 and 2002, and
Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS) via RTRA

+ new: Crowdsource data: Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health

Use this guide and save precious time!

The public use microdata files (PUMFs) and their documentation  are provided by your Library , Statistics Canada (DLI), and the portal under the Libraryè's DLI agreement.


Your Guide to the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS): mental health theme & the Canadian Forces CFMHS (RTRA)

Citing your data is recommended 
- when data is the basis of your analysis or when your research draws on data for its support or conclusions

Here are (APA) examples on how to cite Statistics Canada's public-use microdata files:

Mining data from the CCHS 2015-2016: Annual component [Public-use microdata file]

- This PUMF comprises 1,283 variables which are organized into modules, which in turn, correspond to core or optional content
- For details on which moduels are core content versus optional content, consult Appendices A and B in this time-saving extract (from the User guide).
- Need to know module codes (and their variable lists)? See the Topical Index on pages 587-631 in the Data dictionary

READY to get started?
Read on below! 

Mining data from the CCHS 2012: Mental Health Componen[Public-use microdata file]

Tip: Compare  2002 / 2012 content:
See Appendix B - 2012 CCHS - Mental Health and 2002 CCHS- Mental Health and Well-Being Comparison, pages 76-161.

READY to mine data from across 586 variables in the CCHS 2012? 
Yes! Read on below ...

Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey (CFMHS)

The purpose of this survey is to re-assess the mental health of respondents who participated in a similar survey conducted in 2002. Data were collected between April and September 2013.

The CFMHS covers all Regular members of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as Reservists who have been deployed in support of the mission in Afghanistan. Members of the civilian population have been excluded from the survey’s coverage. Click for More information.