Immunization Partnership Fund

Federation of Black Canadians in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada. Funded by the Government of Canada.

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Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is partnering through the Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF), in helping close the gap among populations with lower vaccine uptake by enabling informed vaccination choices to ensure that immunization is still prioritized as a health issue that needs to be prevented and addressed within the Black community. The overall goal is to bolster vaccine acceptance within the Black Canadian population, emphasizing COVID-19 and influenza boosters, routine childhood vaccinations and routine STI vaccines. This initiative aims to dispel misconceptions, provide tailored information, and empower healthcare providers, fostering confident participation and community empowerment for improved public health outcomes.

This project has 3 main objectives:


FBC Community micro contribution to promote Covid 19 ConfidenceFBC will provide small micro contributions to reach local diverse Black communities. This will support community forums discussing the impact of Covid19 and dispel misinformation.


Equity in Healthcare Event – FBC will re-engage members who participated in part 1 of the Equity in Healthcare event and share community research on Sexually Transmitted Blood-Borne Infections (STBBI) as well as a collaborative healthcare tool with our community partner Digital Public Square (DPS). This event will feature an array of healthcare professionals who will share their perspective of immunization awareness.


Covid-19 Booster and Vaccine Clinic Mapping and Awareness Campaign FBC will map and share Covid19 information and booster sites. This will focus on high density urban areas in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Community Micro-Contributions

FBC has provided small grants to community groups in various provinces to support reaching local diverse Black communities and to empower them to hold focussed forums to discuss the impact of Covid19 and dispel miss-formation. FBC has provided small grants of $1000 – $3000. The events will be done in conjunction with FBC to ensure some oversight to staying on mission, as well as providing templates to help collect and share information and evaluate the effectiveness of the forums. We would like to thank all interested organizations who have applied to the micro-contribution fund.

Here are the 2023-2024 Micro-Contribution Recipients:

  • AssureUs Club
  • Kenya Lethbridge 2023 Association
  • Restore International Foundation
  • New Life Chapel
  • Racialized Students in Healthcare
  • Jaku Konbit
  • TMT Learning Foundation
  • Med Melanin
  • MedInclude
  • Africa Canada Education Foundation
  • Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal Inc. (CBAC)
  • Black Business Professional Network
  • Nigerian Student Association of York University

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Communities in Canada

Get Vaccinated!

1. Find your local Clinic below and click the applicable link to register

Ontario Quebec British Columbia Alberta

2. Wait until you receive a text of confirmation

3. Go to the vaccination clinic for your scheduled appointment


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