Table of Contents
Federal and Provincial Government Advocacy
- Member Update - Pandemic Pay - July 2020
- Hill Day
- House of Commons Standing Committee on Health - AROs
- Federal Budget
- Tuberculosis In Northern Areas
- Pan-Canadian Adoption of Acute Care and Long Term Care Definitions
Federal Investment in AMR
Government of Canada Press Release, May 12 2023
IPAC Canada Press Release, May 12, 2023
2022 Federal Budget
April 7, 2022 - the 2022 Federal Budget included $435.2 million dollars to strengthen public health surveillance and risk assessment capacities. IPAC Canada applauds this investment, as it will support our ability to identify and respond to public health threats. See more information below.
Advocacy work for various initiatives conducted by IPAC-Canada Board Members and Directors on behalf of the membership.
Media Release - 2021-2022 Flu Season (posted November 8, 2021)
FEDERAL ELECTIONS 2021 (posted Sept 9, 2021)
As each of the major parties have released their full platforms, IPAC Canada has undertaken an analysis of each and pulled out the commitments relevant to infection prevention and control. These analyses are now available for members to view on our election site, StrongerAndPrepared.ca.
We encourage all members to use the site StrongerAndPrepared.ca as a one stop shop for all relevant platform information and send a letter to their local candidates in support of IPAC Canada's election priorities today!
Election Day is coming quickly on September 20 so make sure to read up on the issues and write to your local candidates by visiting StrongerAndPrepared.ca ! You can also find out more about how you can cast your ballot by mail, at advance polls or on election day by visiting Elections Canada's website.
Please see our Memorandum to Members and how to register for our September 15th Elections Webinar.
Role and Responsibility of an ICP
IPAC Canada 2022 Virtual National Education Conference
Greetings from Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health - April 2022
IPAC Canada encourages recognition of various backgrounds of Infection Prevention and Control Professionals
In response to recurring issues around the recognition of various educational backgrounds and opportunities available to Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (ICPs), Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) is encouraging all governments and employers to offer the same opportunities to ICPs as those in regulated professions...
Federal and Provincial Government Advocacy
Member Update - Pandemic Pay - July 2020
Letters to Provinces/Territories
- Minister James Aylward (Minister of Health and Wellness, PEI)
- Minister Randy Delorey (Minister of Health and Wellness, NS)
- Minister Christine Elliott (Deputy Premiere and Minister of Health, ON)
- Minister Ted Flemming (Minister of Health, NB)
- Minister Cameron Friesen (Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, MB)
- Minister John Haggie (Minister of Health and Community Services, NL)
- Minister Jim Reiter (Minister of Health, SK)
- Minister Tyler Shandro (Minister of Health, AB)
In February of each year, the Board of Directors of IPAC Canada and other invited members meet in Ottawa for 'Hill Day'. On this day, several meetings are organized with parliamentarians on Parliament Hill to advocate for various issues that affect healthcare, the profession of infection prevention and control, and IPAC Canada members. Learn more and view photos.
- Stop! Clean Your Hands - May 5, 2020
- Memorandum to Members - July 31, 2020 - Pandemic Pay for ICPs
- Statement from Barbara Catt, President of IPAC Canada, February 3, 2020
- Media Release - COVID-19 Vaccines January 13, 2021
- Communique to NACI - December 2020
House of Commons Standing Committee on Health - AROs
Photos from November 2017 HESA meeting
- CPSI - AMMI - IPAC Canada Briefing Note
- CPSI Briefing Note
- HESA Transcript - November 2017
- C.N.A. Brief
- HealthcareCan Brief
- Submission to G7
2022 Federal Budget
April 7, 2022 - the 2022 Federal Budget included $435.2 million dollars to strengthen public health surveillance and risk assessment capacities. IPAC Canada applauds this investment, as it will support our ability to identify and respond to public health threats.
- Submission to Federal Budget - August 2017
- 2019 PreBudget Submission - August 2018
- 2020 PreBudget Submission - August 2019
- Ontario Budget - IPAC Concerns March 2021
- Federal Budget 2021 - Selected Highlights for IPAC Canada Members
- 2022 PreBudget Submission - August 2021
Tuberculosis In Northern Areas
- Letter to The Honourable Jane Philpott - TB Prevention and Control in Northern Canada (2018)
Letter to Ontario Ministry of Health. Qualification of ICPs in Long Term Care.
December 2021 View document
Letter to Ontario Ministry of Health regarding New Mandated Technologies
November 29, 2021 View document.
- Letter to Ontario Minister of Health (June 2019)
- Infection Prevention and Control Nova Scotia
- Hepatitis C in Nova Scotia Correctional Institutions
Pan-Canadian Adoption of Acute Care and Long Term Care Definitions
Acute Care Definitions
- CNISP (Acute Care) HAI Surveillance Case Definitions - 2018
- Surveillance des infections associées aux établissements de soins de courte durée. PCSIN 2018
Long Term Care Case Definitions
- CNISP Long Term Infection Surveillance Definitions - 2017
- Définitions de la surveillance des infections pour les établissements de soins de longue durée PCSIN 2017
- Brief to Canadian Health Authorities - Template (English)
- Brief to Canadian Health Authorites - Template (French)
Media Release - Protect Yourself During Flu Season (November 2021)
Media Release - Vaccine Availability - (January 2021)
Mandatory Vaccination Reporting and Vaccine Hesitancy
- Statement from IPAC Canada
- Press Release - Measles/NIAW/Mandatory Vaccination Reporting (April 2019)
- Letter to Ontario Minister of Health (April 2019) (this letter was sent to all provincial Ministers of Health)
- Letter to Ontario Minister of Education (April 2019)
IPAC Canada Operations Reports
- Excerpt from Operations Report - August 2020
- Excerpt from Operations Report - December 2020
- Excerpt from Operations Report - May 2021
- Classification and Licensing of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants as Medical Devices In collaboration with the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR), IPAC Canada has issued a comment on the Health Canada Notice. The document is an overview of the changes resulting from new Health Canada guidelines and recommendation to members on understanding and implementing the new guidelines.