Are you ready to
eliminate stigma?

Outbreak Response
​COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Support ongoing pandemic response and recovery efforts to keep British Columbians safe now and for the future.
Activate Health
Are you ready to Activate Health?

Activate Health is a battle cry for British Columbians to shift the way we see, think about, and engage with health

Eliminate Stigma
Are you ready to eliminate stigma?

Stigma against people who use substances is driving the overdose crisis; a public health emergency for BC and Canada

Prevent Asthma
Are you ready to prevent asthma?

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness.
Experts are working to change that.

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Who We Are

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health leads efforts to improve public health in BC by developing and supporting evidence-based initiatives that have an immediate impact on the health of British Columbians. We see prevention and health promotion as the keys to keeping our population safe and healthy.

What We Do

We pursue and achieve positive health for our province. One way is by forming active partnerships with aligned individuals, non-governmental organizations, governments, and businesses. Our primary partner is the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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Message From Our Director

“By advancing our mandate in prevention and health promotion, by fostering equity and recognizing positive health is also inclusive of our place in the world around us, and by placing a healthy human at the core of our vision, I believe we can truly make a difference in the health outcomes of BC and beyond. I hope you will join us on the journey.”

– Kristy Kerr, Executive Director –

What’s New

Blog Posts

We’re Hiring: Director of Marketing and Communications (Hybrid)

We’re hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications who is passionate about the work we do at the Foundation, and is eager to provide strategic direction in the coordination and expansion of the Foundation’s reputation, influence, and impact as a public health charity. Click to learn more about the role, including how to apply!


Due to COVID-19…

Our in-person events have been put on hold. Please see our Events page to view all our past events.


Newsletter #35: April 2022

Monitoring the Effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in British Columbia, plus, it’s National Immunization Awareness Week, we’ve added two new staff to our growing team, and more, in this month’s newsletter—check it all out!

Our Priorities

We work in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control on key public health priorities.

Sparking Conversation

Public health stories and ideas that are important for your community

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Other Ways To Get Involved


With the help of our donors, the BCCDC Foundation supports efforts to improve public health in British Columbia. We are committed to funding work that is evidence based, and that has an immediate and measurable impact on the health of British Columbians.


The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is launching a series of events and content to help guide you to Activate Health in your community.

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Our Public Health Heroes

We’re deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors and partners: our Public Health Heroes.

Contact Us

655 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

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