Ontario’s Physician Data Authority – Enabling Better Decisions


OPHRDC is the gold standard in Ontario for the collection and validation of physician and medical trainee data. We recognise the growing interdependence of Ontario’s health professions and seek to quantify and communicate its effect on physician human resource planning within the province.


System Vision – 

understanding the dynamics of medical practice and anticipating factors that will influence the composition of the physician workforce in the future.

Respect – 

for physicians and the organizations that provide us with data.

Integrity – 

passionate about accuracy, the protection of personal information, and continuous evaluation to increase the value of our information.

Collaboration – 

maintaining a work environment that fosters creativity, mutual respect and commitment to a common purpose for OPHRDC employees and partners.

Quality – 

maintaining the most accurate and reliable source of physician and medical trainee information for health human resource planning in Ontario.


To improve the value, accessibility and relevance of the information provided to our stakeholders.

To improve the deployment of our staff resources by aligning data management practices and optimising cross-training.

To increase the utility, efficiency and security of our data systems and reporting protocols through continuous refinement.

To promote broad awareness within the health sector of OPHRDC, its role, and the expertise it can provide, by developing a communication plan.

To ensure that new medical practice and training initiatives are captured in our reporting by communicating effectively with our partner organisations.

To access data to improve information quality for physician human resource planning, through agreements with complementary health human resource organisations and research groups.

Copyright & Disclaimer

Nothing on this website may be reproduced in any manner, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OPHRDC and/or McMaster University.  Please contact OPHRDC.

OPHRDC makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information that it collects, uses and reports on in this website but users of the data on this site acknowledge that errors in classification can occur and that OHRDC cannot accept any liability as a consequence.  If users identify errors or inconsistencies in OPHRDC, they are requested to report these to OPHRDC for resolution.