Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is an agency of the Government of Canada that is responsible for public health, emergency preparedness and response, and infectious and chronic disease control and prevention.



PHAC's rVSV-ZEBOV-G candidate vaccine for Ebola was the subject of an August 2014 development funding agreement between the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and BioProtection Systems.1) Dr. Robert Malone was tapped by the DTRA to lead the program.2) 3)


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PHAC accessed data from some 33 million Canadian cell phones in order to track the movements of Canadians while under lockdown measures.4) In March 2021, the Agency awarded a contract to the Telus Data For Good program to provide “de-identified and aggregated data” of movement trends in Canada. However, Telus was not the only third party involved; in May 2022, it was revealed that artificial intelligence company BlueDot had also been awarded a similar contract, and had used the data accessed to view a detailed snapshot of people's behaviour, including visits to the grocery store, gatherings with family and friends, time spent at home and trips to other towns and provinces.5) 6)

In March 2023, PHAC disclosed 1000+ pages of documents in response to a request under the Access to Information and Privacy Act (ATIP) related to ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.7)


External Advisory Bodies

Clinical Pharmacology Task Group

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PHAC convened the Clinical Pharmacology Task Group. The CPTG was an ad-hoc advisory committee comprised of experts in the fields of infectious disease, microbiology, clinical pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.8) The group's work concluded on March 30, 2021.

The group met several times and released statements on COVID-19 therapeutics.

  • Remdesivir: “The CPTH recommends that remdesivir should only be administered as part of a randomized controlled trial to monitor whether potential benefits of remdesivir outweigh known and potential risks in the treatment of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.”9)
  • Hydroxychloroquine: The CPTH “recommends against the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for patients with COVID-19 due to negligible evidence of efficacy and significant potential for harm leading to a high risk to benefit ratio. This guidance is not meant to replace clinical judgement or specialist consultation.”10)
  • Dexamethasone: The CPTH “recommends that among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who require supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation, dexamethasone 6 mg IV for 10 days (or until discharge, if earlier) or equivalent glucocorticoid dose should be strongly considered. This guidance is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation.”11)


Funding programs

Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge

PHAC offered grants through the Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge to promote COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.12)

Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge
Organization Project title Target audience Amount
12697548 Canada Inc. (Arthur Schwimmer and Shawn Laraby) Covid-19 & Vaccination Communication Campaign for First Nations by First Nations communities First Nations communities youth, young adults and seniors, as well as those who have access to radio and digital networks across Canada $10,000
Abilities Centre The Vaccine is for YOU, ME and WE People with diverse disabilities and intersecting identities in Durham Region and across Ontario $25,000
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary Urban Indigenous Immunization Clinic Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) across Alberta, including in urban areas $10,000
Access Alliance Multicultural Health & Community Services Building vaccine confidence in newcomer languages through newcomer messengers: the medium is the message Newcomers to Canada living in low-income and racialized communities in Toronto, Ontario $10,000
African Canadian Association of Ottawa Once We Are Vaccinated Black Canadians in the National Capital Region in Ontario and Quebec $5,000
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) ACOMI “40 Community Champions” Project African and Black Canadian communities in Altona, Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba $10,000
African Society for Culture, Economic Development and Arts Straight Talk – COVID and our People Black and other racialized communities, immigrants and refugees, individuals with precarious living situations or with low socioeconomic status in Alberta $25,000
Afrique au Féminin Campagne de promotion et de conception multilingue de la vaccination contre la COVID-19 des Aînés immigrants allophones Seniors 60 years and over from immigrant communities in the Parc-Extension neighborhood, Montreal metropolitan region (Quebec) $10,000
Alberta International Medical Graduates Association Vaccination Matters! Let’s End COVID: A Collaborative Community Response Newcomer communities, including immigrants, refugees and temporary migrants across Alberta $10,000
Armenian Family Support Services Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination Armenian community in the Greater Toronto Area including Markham, Richmond Hill, as well as Hamilton, and St Catharines, Ontario $5,000
Aspire for Higher Elite Basketball Get Back to the Game Black and racialized youth and parents in Brampton, Ontario $10,000
Association for the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women Community Engagement during and beyond COVID-19 South Asian community in Calgary, Alberta $5,000
Bangladesh Centre and Community Services COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion Campaign for Bengali and South Asian Communities in East Scarborough (Taylor Creek, Massey, Thorncliffe) Bengali community members within the Taylor, Massey, Thorncliffe and East Scarborough (Victoria Park, Danforth) neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $5,000
Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services For You. For Them. Get Vaccinated. Bangladeshi community in the Taylor-Massey-Oakridge neighbourhood in Toronto and Scarborough, Ontario $10,000
Between Two Worlds Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy among Latin American Population in the Ottawa-Gatineau region Latin American populations in Ottawa-Gatineau region, Ontario and Quebec $10,000
Brain Injury Canada Accessibility Enabled: Providing vaccine education for individuals with acquired brain injury Individuals living with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their caregivers across Canada $10,000
Brampton Focus Community Media #WeGotTheShot Residents of Brampton, Ontario $25,000
B’nai Brith National Organization of Canada COVID-19 – Education and Vaccination Residents of the Côte Saint-Luc and surrounding areas in the Greater Montreal region, Quebec $5,000
Calgary Animated Objects Society Nakoda AV Club: Get Vaccinated Residents of Stoney Nakoda First Nation, Morley, and the Bow Valley Corridor, Alberta $5,000
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association COVID-19 - Immune Calgary Immigrant and newcomer communities, Calgary, Alberta $5,000
Canadian Latin Heritage Association V Together Spanish-speaking community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including Peel and Halton, and in the Niagara Region (Ontario) $10,000
Canadian Lebanese Academic Forum Let Us Bust The Myth That COVID-19 Is A Challenge Lebanese Canadian communities across Canada $10,000
Canadian Support Workers Association Vaccine Confidence and Information Campaign Support workers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador $5,000
Carrefour de ressources en interculturel Ambassadrices 2.0 Immigrant communities, Montreal (Quebec) $10,000
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara VaccineNation, VaccineAction Francophone populations in the regions of Hamilton and Niagara (Ontario) $5,000
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Ready For My Shot Persons with developmental disabilities, their caregivers and health professionals across Canada $5,000
Centre for New Immigrant Well-Being Let COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Us and Our Communities Chinese-Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $10,000
Chief Sunrise Education Centre Get Vaccinated! The future looks good! Youth attending Chief Sunrise Education Centre and their families, in the Katlodeeche First Nations Reserve, Hay River, Northwest Territories $10,000
Coastal Research, Education and Advocacy Network Society For Us, About Us: A Vaccine Literacy Campaign Racialized youth aged 18 to 30 living in British Columbia $5,000
Concordia University of Edmonton Alberta Youth COVID-19 VacciNATION Campaign Postsecondary students from diverse communities at Concordia University of Edmonton (Alberta) $5,000
Council of Agencies Serving South Asians Got My Teeka: Increasing Vaccine Confidence and Uptake among South Asian Communities Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19 in Canada South Asian communities in Peel Public Health, Toronto Public Health regions of Ontario, and Fraser Health regions of British Columbia $10,000
Denesh Peramakumar/Infectious Diseases Spotlight Youth Vaccine Advocates High school students from the Hamilton region, Ontario $5,000
Folk Arts Council of St. Catharines The Knowledge in You Language, The Vaccine in Your Arm Newcomer population, including landed immigrants, refugees and international caregivers, in the Niagara region, Ontario $10,000
Fraser Health Authority Boosting Vaccine Confidence in Fraser Health’s South Asian Community South Asian communities in the Fraser Health Authority region, British Columbia $5,000
Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice Physician on a Mission Ethnic minorities in Fraser Health Region and Vancouver Costal Health Region (British Columbia) $125,000
Frontline Community Centre #WhyVaccinate Tamil and South Asian communities across Canada $5,000
Global Village Centre Staying Healthy: The Path to Community Wellness Newcomers of all ages residing in Brooks and southeastern Alberta $10,000
Governors of the University of Calgary Cybermentor Community Arts Collaboration COVID Communication Campaign Youth (aged 18 to 30) from Treaty 7 and in Calgary, Alberta $10,000
Hamilton Public Library Book your shot. We can help. Residents of Hamilton, Ontario $10,000
Hassan Ouali Une campagne de sensibilisation à l’importance de se vacciner contre la COVID-19 auprés de la communauté musulmane vivant dans la région de Montréal Members of the immigrant Muslim community living in the boroughs of Saint Léonard and East of Montreal (Quebec) $10,000
Healthy Muslim Families Saving Lives in the Newcomer Muslim Community through Vaccination Muslim communities, including new Canadians, immigrants and refugee families in Winnipeg, Manitoba $10,000
Healthy Start, Healthy Future/Life With a Baby Addressing New Parents Vaccine Hesitancy Parents of young children and families across Canada $10,000
Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council 6 reasons to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Hispanic communities across Canada $5,000
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) Project Beacon – Communicating COVID-19 vaccines to newcomers Immigrant and refugee claimants and migrants in Nova Scotia $10,000
Inclusion Nova Scotia Society Inclusion NS – I did it! I’m vaccinated. Persons with intellectual disabilities in Nova Scotia $25,000
Indian Society of Calgary Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake and improving adherence to public health measures in the Indian and South Asian community in Canada East Indians and South Asians in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and across Canada $25,000
Indigenous Friends Association COVID-19 Indigenous Digital Community App Project Indigenous peoples in urban centres across Ontario $25,000
Initiative accès aux soins Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Community Outreach Canadians and immigrants of African descent in major centres across Ontario and in Montreal (Quebec) $5,000
Iranian Canadian Teens Club Vaccine Saves My Life Residents of York region, Ontario $5,000
Jada Beck Our home, Our health, Our people Residents in communities in the lesser slave lake area, Northwest Territories $10,000
Jamaica Association of Montreal Bridging the Gap, Safe Spaces, Putting Things into Historical Context, Community-Centre Dialogue, Advertising a Dedicated Phone and Text Number Black communities in Montreal, Quebec $5,000
Jane Finch Community and Family Centre WADA Vaccine Awareness Campaign The Somali community in Rexdale, Jane/Finch and Black Creek (Ontario) $25,000
Julia Berkers Together We Can Residents from various communities in Ottawa, Ontario $10,000
Kairos Development Mission VacciNation – Way to go! Rid Country of COVID-19 and Stay Safe Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, including the African Canadian community across Canada $5,000
Ken Bighetty Chief Talks to the World About Vaccines Indigenous communities across Canada $5,000
Latincouver Cultural & Business Society Estamos juntos – Understanding how to overcome the pandemic with COVID-19 Vaccinations Latin American communities across Canada $10,000
Les Volontaires de la Sensibilisation et de l’Action Humanitaire Défi de l’innovation communautaire des vaccins Immigrant and English-speaking communities in Estrie (Quebec) $10,000
LetsStopAIDS HeyCOVID19 2.0 Visible minority groups including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ and immigrant/refugee populations across Canada $10,000
Linda Sullivan One Lump Or Two: Afternoon Tea and Talk Older adults, seniors and their caregivers residing in Parry Sound, Muskoka, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes regions, Ontario $5,000
Living Positive Resource Centre Okanagan Let’s Get to the Point Persons living with, affected by or at higher risk of HIV, Hepatitis C and related conditions residing in the Interior of British Columbia, including Kelowna, Vernon and Peachland $10,000
Living Space North Against Poverty Mobile Outreach Support Team - MOST Persons experiencing homelessness in Timmins and Cochrane District, Ontario $5,000
MABELLEarts Mabelle Community Heroes Residents of Mabelle Avenue area in Central Etobicoke, Ontario $10,000
Maritime Wave Association Know Your Vaccine Asian and Middle Eastern communities in the 18 to 25 age range in Halifax, Nova Scotia and across Canada $10,000
Matthew McLaughlin/Bulldog Productions It’s not roll up the rim, it’s roll up to WIN! Queer community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $5,000
McMaster University Public Health for the Twitch Generation Young adults residing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) including Peel and Hamilton regions, Ontario $5,000
Métis Nation of Ontario #MetisVacciNation: Healing from Within Members of the Métis Nation of Ontario $10,000
Michael Ondieki Auntie wa Harrier East African diaspora in Ontario $5,000
missINFORMED “I Got Vaccinated” Campaign Young women aged 18 to 30 and visible minorities, specifically Black, South Asian and Latin American communities in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario) $25,000
Mosakahiken Cree Nation Vaccines for MCN Residents of the Mosakahiken Cree Nation, Manitoba $5,000
MPC Foundation Say YES to the VAX! Seniors and older adults residing in Calgary, Alberta $10,000
Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County A World of Reasons Newcomer, refugee, immigrant and underserved populations in the Windsor and Essex regions of Ontario $10,000
Mustafa Tahir The “Be a Hero” Campaign Residents of Lawrence Heights and surrounding areas north of Toronto, Ontario $5,000
National Association of Friendship Centres In Friendship: Take Action in COVID First Nations, Inuit and Métis in urban and related homelands $10,000
New Brunswick Multicultural Council Newcomer Vaccine Awareness Campaign Newcomers, refugees and established members of the multicultural community in New Brunswick $5,000
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Family and Community Wellness Centre Ekitapatamak Kititheminanahk: Protecting Our People Members of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba $10,000
Noah Smith Have a Talk Campaign Young adults attending post-secondary institutions or recent graduates in Ontario $5,000
North York General Hospital Peers and Professionals: Vaccine Support in the Russian and FilipinX Communities in North York Russian and Filipinx communities in North York, Ontario $10,000
Northern Native Broadcasting Protecting Each Other Now for a Better Tomorrow 82 communities in Central and Northern British Columbia, including 40 Indigenous communities representing Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Haida, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Haisla, Carrier Sekani, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Dene Thah Nations $25,000
Northwest Metis Council #Jiggingbacktogether Métis communities in Manitoba, with a focus on Métis youth in the Northwest Region of the Manitoba Metis Federation $5,000
Ontario College of Art and Design University Solid Black! Vaccin8 for the Culture $25,000
Options Community Services Society Every Shot Matters Arabic, Somali and Spanish speaking communities in the Fraser Health Region, particularly Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley, British Columbia $25,000
Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre We Can Do It: WeChat for Vaccine Confidence Chinese-speaking community in Ottawa, Ontario $10,000
Overcomer Community Development Center Defeat the Pandemic Campaign (DTPC) Black Canadian communities $5,000
Pediatric Urgent Care COVID Immunity Protects our Community #covidunity Brampton and Peel Region, Ontario $5,000
Public Health Association of BC Kids Boost Immunity Grades 4 to 12 teachers and students across Canada $5,000
Piapot First Nation COVID-19 Vaccine: Educating Our People Community members living on and off reserve, of the Piapot First Nation, Saskatchewan $5,000
Praveenah Sivabalan Vaccines for All Initiative Immigrants, migrants and undocumented workers residing in York Region, Ontario $5,000
Pria Nippak Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in South Asian Adults Aged 18 and Older South Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $5,000
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society South Asian Youth Vaccine Commitment Project South Asian youth residing in the Metro Vancouver area, British Columbia $10,000
Regroupement de leadership et de bien-être pour Afro-Canadiens d’Alberta Un vaccin pour une vie Members of the Afro-Canadian community in Alberta $10,000
Renato Justin Guidolin Choose to Protect Residents of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon, Ontario $5,000
REP Here In Canada You and the Vaccine Arabic-speaking communities across British Columbia $10,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University) WeCanVax Black Canadians and Persons of Colour (BPOC) aged 20 to 45 in Ontario and Quebec $10,000
Rural Development Network Society This is My Shot Rural youth in Alberta $5,000
Russell Sun Youth Vaccine-Nation: A proposal for an Ontario-based vaccine education programme Youth aged 12 to 24 in southern Ontario, including communities of Windsor, London and Toronto and environs $5,000
Ryerson University Vax and Snax: Increasing vaccine confidence and uptake among Toronto’s underhoused communities Community support organizations and persons living in underhoused communities in Toronto, Ontario $5,000
Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation Sagamok Chooses Fun over Frustration! Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation on the North Shore of Lake Huron (Ontario) $25,000
Scarborough Cares Community Network Mr. VacSingh, the vaccinator! Residents of Scarborough, Ontario $10,000
Seven Oaks School Division Together we can do this! Newcomer and Indigenous communities in North West Winnipeg, Manitoba $25,000
Sharon Malhi, Chirag Chopra, Rajeshwar Lally Apni Vaccine Second and third generation Canadians in Surrey, British Columbia $5,000
Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Don’t Hesitate, just VACCINATE!!! Residents of Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Newfoundland and Labrador $10,000
Sikh Health Foundation COVID-19 South Asian Vaccine Confidence Initiative South Asian communities in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia $10,000
Six Nations of the Grand River #Vaccinate6Nay Members of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario $5,000
Solid State Community Society Cookout Conversations: Vaccine Hesitancy and the Black Community Black people and the African diaspora in Surrey and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia $5,000
Somali Canada Women and Children Association Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy: Building Resilience in immigrant communities Newcomers, refugees and immigrant communities across Canada $10,000
Sourav Arora Multilingual Vaccine Awareness Movement Punjabi-speaking population in British Columbia $5,000
South Asian Canadians Health and Social Services Multimedium Messaging in Mother Languages for Vaccine Confidence in Canadians of South Asian Origin South Asians across Canada $25,000
South Riverdale Community Health Centre Vaccine Confidence Influencer Campaign Young Black and racialized communities in Jane-Finch, Flemingdon, Throncliffe and Taylor-Massey, Ontario $5,000
St. James Town Family Literacy Services Vaccinate St. James Town Residents in St James Town community in Toronto, Ontario $10,000
Students Commission of Canada #CanadaWeWant Vaccination Campaign Black and Indigenous youth in Toronto, Ontario $5,000
Sujane Kandasamy South Asian Youth as Vaccine Agents of Change (SAY-VAC) South Asian community in Peel and Toronto regions of Ontario $10,000
Sumas First Nation #CommunityNationVaccination Indigenous youth and Elders in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia $5,000
Syrian Canadian Foundation Syrian Newcomer Pandemic Safety Campaign Syrian newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $5,000
The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) Be Confident, Stay Safe, Get Vaccinated Underserved communities in Calgary’s Upper and Lower Northeast and Southeast (Alberta) $10,000
The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) Our community matters. Let’s protect it together! Residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, St James Town and Crescent Town in Toronto, Ontario $10,000
Tools of Empowerment for Success (TOEFS) Let’s Give It A Shot! Residents of Niagara Region, Ontario $10,000
Tracy Wanyama Improving Vaccine Uptake in Marginalized Communities: Help break the chain, get your COVID-19 VACCINE Black Canadian communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $10,000
Undercurrent Youth Centre I love my Youth in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia $5,000
United Cultures of Canada Association (UCCA) Safe Together Bringing Ethnic Communities Together for an Effective COVID Vaccine Promotion Strategy Newcomer and refugee communities in Edmonton, Alberta $10,000
University of Regina Countering Vaccine Hesitancy Residents of Regina, Saskatchewan including Indigenous and newcomer communities, and young Canadians $5,000
University of Saskatchewan Aunty’s Challenge Métis residing in Saskatchewan and Indigenous persons across Canada $5,000
University of Toronto Use of Innovative Health Design to Improve Peer to Peer Dialogue on COVID Vaccines – The Button Project Healthcare workers within shelter settings in Toronto, Ontario $25,000
Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth COVID Vaccine Indigenous Animated Video and AR App Indigenous youth aged 18 to 29 in Calgary, Alberta $10,000
Uzima Women Relief Group International Increasing Participation of Black Communities in Toronto in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Residents of Black communities in Toronto Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs), Toronto, Ontario $5,000
Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration South Asian Community Vaccine Confidence South Asian residents across Canada $10,000
Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society North Okanagan Newcomer Community Vaccine Campaign New immigrants, refugees, temporary foreign nations, naturalized and first generation Canadians across the North Okanagan (British Columbia) $25,000
Vietnamese Association Toronto KNOCK DOWN COVID-19 Vietnamese community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $10,000
Waveland Looking Forward Black Canadians across Canada $10,000
Winnipeg Metis Association #VMAflowerchain Métis citizens in the Manitoba Metis Federation in Winnipeg $10,000
Women of Colour Community Leadership Initiative Women of Colour Grassroots Vaccine Campaign: Art as Our Voice Racialized Canadians, immigrants and non-permanent residents in Winnipeg, Manitoba $25,000
Yemen Canadian Community #YallaJab Arab-Canadian community residing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario $10,000
YMCA of Greater Toronto What’s your Y? Low-income households in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario) $25,000
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council Protecting Yukon’s Health Communities across the Yukon $25,000

Immunization Partnership Fund

Immunization Partnership Fund13)
Organization Project title Target Audience Amount
19 to Zero Reinventing the Critical Role of Schools in Building vaccine Confidence across Canada Students, their families and teachers $319,333
Action 4 Humanity Development Foundation Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in East African Community of Canada East African community members $324,000
African Arts & Culture Community Contributor Society Increasing Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine in British Columbia's Black Community Black communities in British Columbia $450,000
Alberta Addicts who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR) Peer Capacity Building Project for Vaccination Education and Promotion People who use drugs and marginalized populations in Alberta $374,998
Alberta International Medical Graduates Association Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Literacy and Acceptancy among Newcomers Newcomers to Canada $499,690
Alberta Ministry of Health Helping health care providers address the drop in childhood immunization coverage between ages 12 and 18 months: A pilot test of text message reminders Parents and caregivers of infants $320,055
Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l'égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux (ACCÉSSS) Canada-wide multilingual COVID-19/Influenza vaccination awareness campaign and virtual community of immunization interest (CIVI) Hard-to-reach multilingual communities across Canada $185,850
Alliance for Healthier Communities Community Vaccination Promotion - Ontario (CVP-ON) Vulnerable populations across Ontario, Community health providers and workers $1,383,011
Association for Canadian Studies Vaccination Communication Network for Newcomer and Racialized Communities Newcomers to Canada and racialized populations $292,690
Atira Women's Resource Society (AWRS) Vaccine & Immunization Peer Training Program and Best Practices for Social Housing Marginalized women who have experienced interpersonal or systemic violence $498,849
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: A Community-Based BGC Clubs Approach to Raising Awareness about the Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccinations Youth, Parents and guardians $500,000
Black Health Alliance Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Black Communities in Ontario: A Multi-Pronged, Sustained Intervention to Engage Communities and (Re)Build Trust Black populations, organizations and ambassadors $475,000
British Columbia Association of Community Health Centres (BCACHC) Community Vaccination Promotion - British Columbia Project (CVP BC) Vulnerable populations across British Columbia, Community health providers and workers $323,871
Canada Safety Council Elmer Vaccine Education and Awareness Program Teachers, Students in primary, junior, and intermediate grades, Parents and guardians $220,000
Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (CACHC) Community Vaccination Promotion - National Project (CVP National) Vulnerable populations across Canada, Community health providers and workers $1,098,298
Canadian Association of Midwives Midwives and Vaccination: Delivering evidence based care Midwives and their clients, particularly indigenous midwives and clients $399,644
Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) #ScienceUpFirst General public $2,590,682
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) Decreasing Vaccine Hesitancy: Enhancing the knowledge and skills of health care professionals Health care providers $726,704
Canadian Public Health Association Creation of a Canadian Immunization Resource Centre (CANVAX) Vaccinators, Health care providers $3,582,970
CanAge COVID-19 Vaccine: Cross-Country Conversation Series Marginalized older adults and their caregivers $400,000
CANImmunize Development of a mobile enhanced immunization information system (CANImmunize) General public $3,812,397
C.D. Howe Institute Vaccination Policy: The Way Forward Children and adults $197,950
Centre de bien-être et de prévention pour afro-canadiens de l'Alberta (CBEP) The African-Canadian community and the mystery of vaccination People of African Descent in Alberta $394,100
Centre de recherche du CHUS (CHUS) The MIICOVAC Study: Motivational Interviewing Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Vaccine hesitant adults $495,000
Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et Services de l'Estrie - Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke Implementation of an educational strategy to promote immunization based on motivational interviewing techniques in maternity hospitals in Québec Parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their infants $520,000
Chanchlani Research Centre COVID CommUNITY - First Nations: Embracing Vaccines through Narratives and Digital Stories, a Three-Component Program to Foster Evidence-Based Communication and Increase Vaccine Confidence among First Nations Communities in Canada First Nations communities $499,959
Chanchlani Research Centre COVID CommUNITY - South Asian: A Three-Component Program of Evidence-Based Communication to Increase Vaccine Confidence among South Asian Communities in Canada South Asian populations $499,959
Children's Healthcare Canada Immunizing Children with Confidence: Capacity, Communication, and Community Pediatric health care providers and immuno-compromised children and their families $485,000
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto Building Trust for Action East, South East, and South Asian communities $329,760
Community Family Services of Ontario Enhancing Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines and Adherence to Public Health Measures among East Asian Individuals in the Greater Toronto Area: A Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Approach Vulnerable East Asian populations $286,742
COVID-19 Resources Canada (C19RC) Vaccine Conversations General public $500,000
Digital Public Square Leveraging Digital Tools to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption The general public, with a focus on vulnerable communities and young people $1,837,000
Discovery Centre Trusted Voices: Co-Created Community-Based Vaccine Education People of African descent, Mi'kmaq and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities $392,000
Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative Society Multi-Dialect Chinatown COVID-19 Vaccination Education Campaign Seniors of Asian descent $122,691
Dr. Peter Centre COVID-19 Vaccine Micro-Funding and Community of Practice for Frontline Organizations: Promoting Community, Education, and Acceptance Marginalized populations living with HIV and other health issues $1,370,301
Drive Happiness Driving Rural Access to Vaccines Vulnerable individuals and seniors from rural communities $499,925
Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) A Tailored Automated COVID Vaccine Communication Strategy to Build Primary Care Providers' Capacity to Address Vaccine Hesitancy among their Patients Primary care patient populations less likely to have received the vaccine based on factors like reason for vaccine hesitancy, age, language, education level, rurality, gender, and ethnicity. $449,690
Families Canada Increasing Vaccine Confidence through Enhancing Capacity of Family Support Service Providers Family support workers and marginalized families $459,965
Fraser Health Authority Immunization Outreach Services Hard-to-reach families, Indigenous populations, Newcomers to Canada, Low-income families $1,064,107
Health Commons Solutions Lab Supporting a Multi-Pronged Vaccination Strategy and Implementation in High Priority Communities across Ontario Community and health providers, leaders and ambassadors $284,999
Hispanic Development Council I Get Vaccinated: Building Trust among Latino Hispanic Communities Spanish-speaking and Latino-Hispanic communities $366,507
Hotıì ts'eeda Northwest Territories SPOR Support Unit Information is Medicine: Culturally Safe Vaccine Hesitancy Reduction Initiatives Driven By NWT Indigenous Peoples Indigenous individuals $500,000
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) Improving Vaccination Uptake among Immigrant Populations Immigrants and refugees $225,544
Immigrant Services Calgary Facilitating Vaccine Uptake in Newcomer Populations Newcomers to Canada $500,000
Inclusion Canada Increasing Vaccine Knowledge and Uptake for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families People with intellectual disabilities and their families $416,883
Indigenous Primary Health Care Council Bami'aagan - Supporting Indigenous Peoples on their Vaccine Decision-Making Journeys Health care providers, Indigenous Peoples $500,000
Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) Community Health Ambassador Program (CHAMP) People experiencing homelessness and shelter staff $490,000
Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) HPV Vaccination in Schools: Developing Effective Strategies for Increasing Vaccine Coverage Parents and guardians, Youth, Teachers/educators $904,833
Interior Health Authority Implementing an Electronic Immunization Reminder/Recall System in British Columbia's Interior Health Region General public $195,814
Islamic Foundation of Toronto CAN-Vaccine Newcomers to Canada and racialized populations $125,000
Latincouver Safer Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking Communities with Vaccines Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking adults $324,811
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Protecting Our Future: Winnipeg Urban Indigenous Peoples Urban Indigenous populations in Winnipeg, Manitoba $466,380
Manitoba Association of Community Health (MACH) Community Vaccination Promotion - Manitoba Project (CVP Manitoba) Vulnerable populations across Manitoba, Community health providers and workers $350,475
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Identification of under immunized districts in Manitoba through mapping of vaccine uptake Under immunized Manitobans $595,784
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre Promoting Vaccine Access and Acceptability for People who Use Drugs and Urban Indigenous People in Halifax, Nova Scotia People who use drugs and urban Indigenous Peoples in Halifax, Nova Scotia $122,964
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Minoayawin Keewatinowi Askik: Engaging Northern First Nations in Manitoba to Increase Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccines First Nations individuals and communities $500,000
Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) Fully and Meaningfully: Engaging with Métis Citizens to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Understanding and Uptake Métis citizens in Manitoba $460,200
McMaster University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Supporting Canadian Health Service Users with Decision-Making on COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and Lactation Pregnant and lactating individuals from marginalized, racialized or Indigenous communities and health care professionals $500,000
Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) MLFNs: Together, Let's Build Vaccine Confidence Meadow Lake First Nations communities $387,000
medSASK Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Saskatchewan Pharmacies Pharmacy professionals $359,976
Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Kayshchinahook: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Métis in Ontario Métis citizens in Ontario $205,000
MOSAIC Immunization Uptake Project (IUP) for Ethno-Cultural Communities Health care providers, community organizations and marginalized ethno-cultural populations $495,000
Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County Vaccine for All Newcomers, immigrants and linguistic minority communities $157,200
National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) Take Care in COVID - Supporting Urban Indigenous Communities during Immunization Roll Out First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals living in urban, rural and remote areas of Canada $500,000
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Peer-to-Peer Vaccine Education, Promotion and Outreach For Newcomer Populations Immigrants, refugees and new Canadians $314,975
NorWest Community Health Centres P2P (Peer-to-Peer: Speaking Up About Vaccine Safety) Marginalized populations $390,528
Nova Scotia Association of Community Health Centres (NSACHC) Community Vaccination Promotion - Nova Scotia Project (CVP Nova Scotia) Vulnerable populations across Nova Scotia, Community health providers and workers $382,234
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Improving COVID-19 Vaccination Service for African Nova Scotians People of African Descent in Nova Scotia $430,000
Nova Scotia Health Authority Nova Scotia's Enhanced Immunization Access Project Seven-year-old children $843,530
Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba Vaccine Education Program: Building Capacity for Rural and Remote Vaccination and Vaccine Promoters Health care providers and First Nations community health representatives $400,000
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) Vaccination Talks: Information Tools for Teachers, Students & Families Teachers and educators $400,000
Ontario Science Centre Promoting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Children and their families $500,000
Positive Living North No kheyoh t'sih'en t'sehena Society Education is Our Best Shot: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Northern BC Health care providers, Indigenous and marginalized populations $467,368
Prince Edward Island Department of Health and Wellness Enhancing adult immunization coverage in Prince Edward Island Unvaccinated and undervaccinated adults $376,521
Public Health Association of British Columbia Kids Boost Immunity Youth $1,869,916
Québec Lung Association Micro-targeted digital persuasion campaign based on segmentation Populations living with respiratory diseases and vaccine hesitant populations $414,920
Queen's University Developing a Community-Based COVID-19 Education, Promotion, and Outreach program in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Region Vaccine hesitant and vulnerable individuals, health care providers, and community organizations $440,000
Refugee 613 Vaccination, Misinformation and Digital Media: Mobilizing Newcomer Information Practices for Effective COVID Communications Newcomers to Canada and racialized populations $500,000
Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services Regina Urban Indigenous COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Urban Indigenous populations $100,000
Regroupement des centres d'amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) Miro Matisiwin (bien-être) Indigenous Peoples in La Tuque, Trois-Rivières, and Joliette, Québec $475,000
RésoSanté Colombie-Britannique Draw me a Picture Francophones in British Columbia $340,000
Rexdale Community Health Centre Northwest Toronto Vaccine Initiative Racialized individuals, seniors, newcomers and Francophones $500,000
SafeCare BC Increasing Vaccine Education and Encouraging Vaccine Acceptance and Advocacy in BC's Continuing Care Workforce Continuing care workers $249,956
Samir Gupta The Feed With Dr. G. / Bringing Vaccine Science to the Public Vaccinators and the general public $284,180
Sandy Beach Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation Good Medicine Indigenous Peoples $270,000
Saskatchewan Health Authority Done by 2: Improving Equity in Immunization Coverage Rates of Underserved and Vulnerable Populations in Saskatchewan Parents/guardians with preschool children, families and high-risk populations $650,642
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities COVID Vaccine Action Collaborative (Co-VAC) Racialized and marginalized communities $485,696
Science North Building Vaccine Confidence in Ontario and Beyond! Vaccine hesitant individuals, particularly youth and young adults $500,000
The SHARP Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness Education Outreach 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, Indigenous individuals, immigrants, racialized communities, and health care providers $250,000
SickKids Stop COVID-19 in Kids - School-Based Vaccine Education Outreach to Build Trust and Empower Families Pediatric health care providers and children ages 5 to 13 and their families $440,000
Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) Improving Vaccination Acceptance within the Sickle Cell Disease/Black Community Sickle cell disease patient populations and Black communities $200,000
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Improving Immunization Rates Among Pregnant Women in Canada - Working with care providers and the public Pregnant women $1,052,726
Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC) Ganawendamaw (To Take Care Of) Indigenous individuals served by Southeast Resource Development Council Health $456,204
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Culturally Appropriate COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness & Education Project for Diverse Immigrant Communities Immigrant communities and health care professionals $499,747
Syrian Canadian Foundation Arab-Speaker Vaccination Program Arabic community in Canada and health care providers $460,000
Telus Spark Science Centre Online Education and Hip-Hop Entertainment Indigenous youth, communities and leaders $381,414
University Health Network Personal Support Worker (PSW)-led vaccine education for PSWs: A Coalition to Rebuild Trust and Support Informed Choice Personal support workers $323,981
University of British Columbia (UBC) Community Engagement Matters: Empowering Local Solutions for COVID-19 Immunization Uptake in Western Canada Public health, Primary and community care leaders, Local organizations, Indigenous and/or cultural leaders, Municipal leadership, and other Policy makers $419,248
University of Calgary Training Program for Optimized Vaccine Communication: Empowering our Future Health Care Workers with Vaccination Confidence and Competence Medicine, nursing and pharmacy health care provider trainees $427,785
University of Ottawa (Francophone Affairs, Faculty of Medicine) To Equip Healthcare Professionals in Francophone Minority Settings to Encourage these Vulnerable Populations to make Informed Decisions about COVID-19 Vaccines Francophone minority communities, and health care providers and students serving Francophone communities $375,000
University of Ottawa (School of Nursing) Optimizing Vaccine Acceptance and Uptake in the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities in Ottawa African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and health care providers $490,000
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Development and Implementation of the Island Vaccine Education Program Vulnerable families $500,000
University of Toronto Playing your CARDs to Improve the COVID-19 Vaccination Experience Vaccinators, General public $554,792
University of Toronto Improving the Vaccination Experience at School: What CARDS are you going to play? Students in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health region $48,782
University of Waterloo Connect, Collaborate and Tailor (CCT): Co-Designing Multimedia Tools for COVID-19 Vaccinations and Beyond Health care providers and community leaders $499,935
Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre Community Pop-Up Clinics for COVID-19 Outreach at Single Room Occupancy Dwellings & Homeless Shelters Underhoused and homeless individuals in New Westminster and Vancouver, British Columbia $460,000
WellFort Community Health Services Building Vaccine Confidence, Acceptance and Uptake in Peel through Community Engagement Racialized communities $421,924
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Wiikwemkoong COVID-19 Vaccine Community Engagement Project Indigenous community members from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory $195,668
Women's College Hospital Long Term Care, Homecare, Essential Workers National Vaccination Engagement Campaign Non-physician health care practitioners and other essential workers in long-term care facilities and homecare settings $500,000
Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre Optimizing COVID-19 Uptake among Racialized Women in the Greater Toronto Area Racialized women, Ethno cultural and faith-based organizations $450,000
YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador Y-Take the Shot Single parents, newcomers and individuals living in rural Newfoundland $328,430
Yukon Health and Social Services Examining and Overcoming Barriers to Vaccine Hesitancy in Yukon Yukon residents $500,000


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