Health Canada Announces Community Innovation Challenge

By: Laura Steiner
Health Canada has announced an Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge.  Health Minister Patty Hajdu unveiled the challenge yesterday.
“Getting a vaccine when it’s our turn is an important action we can all take,” Hajdu said.  The challenge invites individuals or groups or groups to propose creative ideas for a communications campaign targeting groups within their communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID19.
Twenty finalists will be evaluated by a panel of experts, and given $25,000.  The grand prize is $100,000 to reinvest in promoting public health in their community. The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2021  “Increasing vaccine confidence is a critical part of getting through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Chief  Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said.  For more information on the Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge, visit the website