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About Us

Expert poison advice is available to all of Ontario, 24 hours a day. 

The Ontario Poison Centre / Centre antipoison de l'Ontario (OPC / CAO) is operated and supported by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. In collaboration with Montfort Hospital, the OPC also operates a bilingual satellite site in Ottawa.

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Contact us

You can call our team of poison experts at the Ontario Poison Centre 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We are here to answer your call!

Call us at:
1-800-268-9017 Toll-free


Our experts are available to speak with the media on a variety of topics related to poisoning. View media contact information and past media mentions of OPC.

Our Team

Our expert team includes nurses, pharmacists and doctors who have expertise in caring for the poisoned patient.

Our Mandate

The Ontario Poison Centre / Centre antipoison de l'Ontario (OPC / CAPO) is a telephone toxicology consultation service that provides expert poison advice 24 hours a day.

Our History

Since late in 2005, the OPC has been the sole provider of poison services to the province of Ontario. Learn more about the history of the Ontario Poison Centre!

Annual Reports

View past annual reports from the Ontario Poison Centre.