PHAC Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund


Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)


Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund (IDCCF)

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The Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund (IDCCF) addresses the impact of climate change on human health in Canada by:

  • increasing capacity to respond to the rising demands posed by climate-driven zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted from animals and insects to humans), food-borne and water-borne infectious diseases
  • ensuring Canadians and communities have access to timely and accurate information to better understand their risks and take measures to prevent infection
  • improving adaptability and/or resiliency to the health impacts of climate-driven infectious diseases, through surveillance and monitoring activities and access to education and awareness tools, to enable:
    • Health professionals the information they need to support accurate guidance and advice to their patients and clients on climate-driven infectious diseases
    • Canadians and communities the tools to protect themselves from the health risks associated with climate-driven food-borne, water-borne and zoonotic infectious diseases

Priority Areas

  1. Monitoring and Surveillance: Building baseline data to predict and respond to climate-driven infectious diseases better, by monitoring and analyzing the movement of infectious diseases, particularly in underserved communities.

  2. Education and Awareness: Promoting the development, uptake and/or distribution of education and awareness materials for use by health professionals. Facilitating education, awareness and/or the dissemination of tools and best practices across Canadian communities and/or among vulnerable populations.


You may be considered for funding if you fall under one or more of these categories:

  • Canadian not-for-profit voluntary organizations and corporations
  • Unincorporated groups, societies and coalitions
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and agencies
  • Indigenous organizations
  • Organizations and institutions supported by provincial and territorial governments (regional health authorities, schools, post-secondary institutions, etc.)
  • Applicants deemed capable of conducting activities that meet the scope, objectives and priorities of the IDCCF

Funding Availability

Funds will be paid through a combination of single-year and/or multi-year funding agreements.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Researchers are required to submit a signed OR5 form along with the complete Funding Application to

External Deadline

Researchers will submit the approved Funding Application directly to PHAC.

How to Apply

Please contact PHAC by e-mail at for

  • information on how to apply
  • more information about the fund
  • to obtain a Funding Application

PHAC will acknowledge receipt of your funding request within 10 business days.

For Questions, please contact

Public Health Agency of Canada:
Toll free: 1-844-280-5020

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Carolyn Osborn, Director, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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