How does Ontario compare?
“Working together to create the best cancer system in the world,” is Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario)’s vision. Is Ontario succeeding?
To find out, we compared Ontario’s performance with national and international data, where available. The selected findings show where Ontario is doing well and opportunities exist for improvements relative to other jurisdictions.
A note on jurisdictional comparisons
Identifying comparable data and measures from multiple jurisdictions is challenging. When interpreting these findings, be aware of differences in data definitions, methodologies and years used for indicators measured outside of Canada. The design and context of other organized screening programs may also differ from Ontario’s. However, cross-jurisdictional comparison is still useful to provide a broad indication of how well Ontario is performing compared with other jurisdictions.