Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS)

The OSDUHS is a population survey of Ontario students in Grades 7 through 12. The OSDUHS began in 1977 and is the longest ongoing school survey in Canada, and one of the longest in the world. This self-administered, anonymous survey is conducted across the province every two years with the purpose of identifying epidemiological trends in student drug use, mental health, physical activity, and risk behaviour, as well as identifying risk and protective factors.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) collaborated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for the 2015 and 2019 OSDUHS surveys to obtain a representative sample of Simcoe Muskoka students in Grades 7 to 12.

Data used on HealthSTATS came from the OSDUHS conducted by the CAMH and administered by the Institute for Social Research, York University. Its contents and interpretation are solely the responsibility of SMDHU and do not necessarily represent the official view of the CAMH.

For more information about the survey, please visit the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website.