Category: Blog Posts

A True Celebration of Kindness

On May 30th, Congregation Beth Israel’s Annual Gala honoured Dr Bonnie Henry with the ‘Keter Ha’Bri’ut’ (‘Crown of Health’) award. In this blog post, read highlights from the gala and how much the event raised for the BCCDC Foundation.

Help Put an End to BC’s Overdose Crisis: Support Peers on the Frontlines

Overdose deaths continue to rise in BC and First Nations people are disproportionally impacted. In this blog post, learn how you can support Compassion, Inclusion, & Engagement (CIE), a partnership program between the BC Centre for Disease Control, the First Nations Health Authority, and the BCCDC Foundation.

A New Partnership to Fund Priority Research on COVID-19 Vaccination in BC

In a new and unique partnership with Genome BC and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, we’re proud to announce that we’re funding 9 new rapid-response vaccine research projects addressing COVID-19 vaccine research priorities and knowledge gaps in real-time.

Cats Needed for COVID-19 and Cats Study

Cats needed for BC Centre for Disease Control study! This study will help fill important information gaps on companion animals and COVID-19. Click below to learn more.

Happy Campers: 3rd BC Stay-at-Home Campout Still a Hit!

On May 1st, the Tarry family of Surrey, BC, held their third BC Stay-at-Home Campout fundraiser for the Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund. Read more, including the total raised over the three campouts!

Activate Health: Be a LGBTQ+ Ally

We recently celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, yet these so-called ‘phobias’ still exist today. In this blog post, learn how you can Activate Health by being a LGBTQ+ ally.

Addressing Barriers to Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection (STTBI) Screening and Care in Prisons

In this guest blog post by Dr Sofia Bartlett, public health researcher at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn about the work she’s doing in prisons to address the many difficulties in accessing testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs), both while in prison and while returning to the community.

Vaccine Hesitancy: Foe of Healthy Communities

In this blog post, learn what drives vaccine hesitancy, how to beware of misinformation, how to strengthen vaccine confidence, and more.

BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey, Round 2!

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is excited to announce that we’ve funded Round 2 of the BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey! Read the four key areas the survey addresses to inform our public health experts how to best plan for adaptation and recovery in BC.

2021 BC Stay-at-Home Campout

The Tarry family from Surrey, BC is at it again and inviting everyone to participate in the BC Stay-at-Home Campout on May 1st. Click below to learn how to participate and support the BCCDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.