Ongoing Partnership Update: Vancouver Foundation

The BCCDC Foundation is proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation who have provided funding for an ongoing project titled, “Preventing syphilis among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM): a qualitative study” which focuses on exploring the individual, community, and structural drivers of health, particularly as it pertains to syphilis […]

Educational Opportunity Summer 2018

On behalf of one of our strategic partners, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), we would like to share an opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest issues in public health, building your professional skill-set, networking with like-minded individuals and finding out how you can help foster safe and inclusive communities! This […]

Kids Boost Launch During Immunization Awareness Week 2018

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is proud to support an innovative new Canadian health platform designed to raise literacy about immunization in schools. At an event in Toronto on Monday, April 23rd 2018, the Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, kicked off National Immunization Awareness Week by announcing the new platform […]

New Board Member Spotlight: Dr Perry Kendall

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors and is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team: Dr. Perry Kendall. Most BC residents recognize Perry Kendall’s name from his nearly 19 years as Provincial Health Officer.  However, his career has taken him back and forth between BC and Ontario. After […]

BCCDC Foundation Grant Helps Re-engineer Hospital Beds to Prevent Infections

A BCCDC Foundation-supported pilot project to explore the impact of specialized rooms on the mircrobiome of bone marrow transplant patients has expanded its budget to over $400,000 with an additional $200,000 in funding from Genome BC. The research is evaluating if using copper-nickel and titanium dioxide-coated surfaces along with other engineering approaches for bone marrow […]

Public Education Event on Overdose Crisis a Success

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is very pleased to have helped facilitate a very successful and informative public event hosted by Science World on February 28th, 2018. BC is experiencing an overdose crisis and the public needs more information to dispel myths around drug addiction and who it affects. The BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC, and […]

Public Awareness Event on Overdose Crisis

The BCCDC Foundation and the BC Centre for Disease Control and Science World are once more teaming up with Science World. This time, it’s for a free public event at Science World to increase awareness and understanding around BC’s overdose crisis, which will take place on Feb 28th, from 7-9pm. Want to better understand drug […]

Celebrating Four Years of Pilot Funding

The Foundation launched our Open Awards Program in the spring of 2014 and we are thrilled to be celebrating four years of successfully funding a variety of projects across BCCDC’s priority areas. Over eight competitions, we have funded 36 diverse projects – from mathematical modelling to genomics, from harm reduction to global health – and […]