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Call for research proposals for the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Biobank

From May 1 to June 30, 2017, Statistics Canada is inviting researchers to apply for access to blood, urine and DNA samples from the CHMS Biobank for use in health studies.

Further details about the application and review process or how to join our electronic mailing list may be found by visiting the Biobank webpage or by contacting the CHMS biobank coordinator at

Other information about the survey, including the CHMS bibliography with links to analytical products previously disseminated is also available.

For more information on the CHMS, please contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300;

2015 data for the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) are now available

Did you know that in 2015, over four out of five Canadians had a primary health care provider?

The survey results show important insight into the health and behaviours of the Canadian population. For example, in 2015, 93.2% of Canadians aged 12 and older living in the provinces, or roughly 27.3 million people, reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with life.

Analysis on the 2015 CCHS data showed interesting results regarding the health and behaviours of Canadians. For details on other health topics and their impact, please visit the most recent issue of Health Fact Sheets or check out the newest CANSIM table that contains data for 26 health indicators at provincial level.

For more information about this release and other available data products, please see The Daily.

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