Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

Funding Requests are no longer being accepted at this time. Invitations to submit funding requests for future projects will be made available at a later date.

How to get started

We are now accepting requests for funding from interested applicants, for the Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund (IDCCF).

The purpose of the fund is to address the impact of climate change on human health by building, and increasing access to, infectious disease based evidence, education and awareness.

Eligibility for this fund

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

Deadline for submissions

The deadline to submit an application with full proposal is Friday, September 29, 2017 by 11:59pm.

Information and application forms

Please contact the Public Health Agency of Canada by e-mail at for

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

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

Other ways to apply

By phone
Toll free: 1-844-280-5020

By mail
Public Health Agency of Canada
c/o Centre for Grants and Contributions
120 Colonnade Road, A.L. 6702
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

More information about this fund


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

IDCCF will focus on these priority areas for climate-driven infectious diseases:

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.

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.

Funding availability and duration

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

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