Data Users

Our data are used by government, media, and researchers trying to better understand the country's epidemic.

In the media


Data from the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group powers data viz from some of Canada's leading publications.

The data-driven pandemic: Information sharing with COVID-19 is 'unprecedented'
CBC News – March 17 2020

How many coronavirus cases are there in Canada, by province, and worldwide? The latest maps and charts
The Globe & Mail – March 18 2020

Coronavirus in Canada: These charts show how our fight to 'flatten the curve' is going
Macleans – April 1 2020

What are maps really saying about COVID-19 in Canada?
Canadian Geographic – April 1 2020

What the coronavirus reproduction number is, and why we should keep an eye on it
Global News – May 14 2020

Why are some regions still locked down? These 4 charts show why the GTA isn’t ready to reopen yet
Toronto Star – June 15 2020


Two parts of a pandemic: How the coronavirus spread in Canada / Voici pourquoi Noël a été annulé
CBC/Radio-Canada – December 16 2020

Research and tools

Our data have appeared in reports and tools from government sources.


COVID-19 Situational Awareness Dashboard
Public Health Agency of Canada – Ongoing updates

COVID-19 Intervention Timeline in Canada
Canadian Institute for Health Information – Ongoing updates

Dynamic mapping of COVID-19 cases in Canada
Canadian Armed Forces – Ongoing updates

Update on COVID-19 in Canada: Epidemiology and modelling (2020-10-09; 2020-09-22; 2020-08-14; 2020-07-08; 2020-06-29; 2020-06-04)
Public Health Agency of Canada – Ongoing updates

Public Health Sudbury & Districts Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Epidemiology Update
Public Health Sudbury & Districts – May 20 2020

Numerous online data visualization tools are powered by our data. A few of these are listed below:

Rt COVID-19 Canada


Canada COVID-19 interactive growth rate explorer

Google Scholar provides a sampling of academic publications citing our work.

Social media

Prominent science communicators use our data to power their vital messaging on COVID-19. Meet some of them below:

Daily Ontario Regional Risk Analysis
Ryan Imgrund (@imgrund)

Provincial Rt Updates
David Fisman (@DFisman)

Canada Health Regions Dashboard
Bill Comeau (@Billius27)

Daily new COVID19 cases in Canada by health region for the worst-hit health regions
Simon Coulombe (@CoulSim)