In 2017, the federal, provincial and territorial governments endorsed A Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities with the goal of improving Canadians’ access to home and community care, and to mental health and substance use services. (The federal government agreed to an asymmetrical arrangement with Quebec,
distinct from the Common Statement of Principles). To measure progress on these Shared Health Priorities, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is working with provinces and territories, Health Canada and Statistics Canada to develop and report on a focused set of 12 pan-Canadian indicators.
One indicator identified in the area of home and community care is Home Care Services Helped the Recipient Stay at Home.
More information about the suite of indicators can be found on CIHI’s Shared Health Priorities web page.
Statistics Canada collected data for this indicator in the 2020 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).
This indicator is defined as the percentage of households where at least one household member received home care services in the past 12 months and reported that these services were very helpful in allowing the recipient(s) to stay at home. Both privately and publicly funded home care are included.
Percentage of households where at least one household member received home care services in the past 12 months and these services were very helpful in allowing the recipient(s) to stay at home, 2020
|Province||Very helpful (%)||95% confidence limits|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||76.9||59.79–93.93|
|Prince Edward Island||87.9||81.06–94.76|
Statistics Canada. Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2020 Annual File. 2020.
Information on this indicator or the CCHS (e.g., changes in data collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other data limitations and caveats) is available from the following links:
- CIHI: Common Challenges, Shared Priorities: Measuring Access to Home and Community Care and to Mental Health and Substance Use Services in Canada — Volume 3
- Statistics Canada: Canadian Community Health Survey — Annual Component (CCHS)
- Additional information on this indicator or the Canadian Community Health Survey is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org