Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge: Who can apply and application process

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Who can apply

If you are in one of the following categories, you can apply:

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Application process

The application process has two stages.

Stage 1: Design

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming interest and the quality of the proposals received, up to 120 additional participants will receive either $10,000 or $5,000 each to develop and implement their campaigns.

Stage 2: Develop and implement

UPDATE: Everyone who receives funding will develop and carry out their campaigns over a 12-week period, and present a final report to PHAC. Only one of the 20 finalists will be selected to receive the $100,000 grant to reinvest in the protection and promotion of public health in their community.

How to submit your proposal

This Call for Proposals is currently closed. The following is for information purposes only.

Proposals must be submitted using the template. Contact us for a copy of this template, or if you have questions. Participants will also be provided with a Behavioural Insights Reference Guide and the final report template.

Email with the subject line “Vaccine Community Innovation Challenge.”


Here is an overview of the key milestones:

Behavioural insights

In Stage 1, the Behavioural Insights Team will assist participants in applying behavioural insights principles to their proposals in the form of a Reference Guide. This tool will be made available to all participants.

In Stage 2, the Behavioural Insights Team will host an information webinar for the finalists. One-on-one coaching will be available to help finalists develop and carry out their campaigns.


An expert panel will assess the submissions and recommend finalists in Stage 1 and a winner in Stage 2. This panel will include experts in:

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) may pre-screen proposals in Stage 1 to ensure that they fit the intent of the challenge.

PHAC will select and announce the finalists and winner.

Local considerations, such as epidemiology and demographics, may contribute to the selection of finalists.

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