CWHC professionals have fulfilled a criticial role in protecting Canadian public health, agriculture, food safety and the conservation of wildlife for over two decades. We connect a network of highly qualified professionals from science, technology, and policy-development in order to meet this need. Our database is the foundational aspect of this network and is a custom-built system designed and maintained by a team of wildlife health and information technology professionals.


A standardized, stable database a critical component of any Health Information Management system as it provides a key tool in storing data in a uniform, centralized manner. It is one of the cornerstones of any organization’s capacity to deliver critical information to stakeholders in a timely manner as it facilitates the transformation of data into knowledge which allows effective decision making and policy definition. The database records mortality events, their environmental circumstances and locations, and associated animals along with testing and disease outcome information and a comprehensive cause-of-death coding system.

The CWHC Database helps organizations increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and offers enhanced operational functionality in the following key ways;


Centralized system eliminates the need to share, or synchronize files
Integration with existing systems reduces double-entry and minimizes redundancy or mistakes


Standardized data entry points
Ease of searching/extraction
Data is centralized, so the entire data set can be searched quickly and easily to discover trends


Compartmentalized data to protect ownership and intellectual property
Reference lists reduce typing
Maps integration makes accurate geocoding much simpler and faster


Our staff give group or one-on-one training to all new users, or refresher courses where necessary. The CWHC’s dedicated IT staff respond to all support requests in a timely manner to ensure that issues are addressed. New features are automatically made available to all database users and new functionality can be requested as it is identified and is evaluated for inclusion in the system.