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National Infection Control Week (NICW)




Quicklinks to other helpful websites

Public Health Ontario
NICW Primer

Infection Control Week Planning and Communication Toolkit

International Infection Control Week Promotional Toolkit





Congratulations to the winner
of the 2024 Ecolab Poster Contest

Erica Yip RN BScN
Alberta Health Services

Poster Contest Hosted by:
IPAC Central South Ontario 
Poster Contest Sponsored by 


2024 Ecolab Poster English

2024 Ecolab poster French

“Prevent with Intent’ is the prevention of infections with intention to be better prepared for future epidemics based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Prevention is the key element of infection control at the organizational level to prevent healthcare associated infections and more importantly, outbreaks!

Prevent with intention to implement measurable interventions strategically

NOTE: Posters are copyright to IPAC Canada and may not be altered. Permission is required to use the poster image in publications or informational materials.

Poster is accessible to IPAC members in Members Area of the website. 
Click here

For bulk orders please contact IPAC Canada at info@ipac-canada.org

October 14-18, 2024
Theme: Prevent with Intent

Colette Ouellet


It is National Infection Control Week, a time to remind everyone about the importance of Infection Prevention and Control and a time to celebrate the work accomplished by each and every member of IPAC Canada.  Your efforts and your passion keep healthcare providers, patients, students, volunteers, and visitors safe in a wide variety of healthcare settings and a broad range of activities.  

This web page is provided by IPAC Canada to assist you in planning and implementing Infection Control Week initiatives at your facility. Whether your event is large or small, spans the entire week or one day, you may find useful information, tips and tools to support you with its success and save you time and resources.

Infection Control Week Title 2023

ICW Awareness

Identifying Gaps

Education ICW

NICW Activities Around The Country

Are you or others in your chapter planning something interesting or different? Please share your experiences with others. We would love to hear about your event –

  • What was your event? 
  • How did you plan and implement it? 
  • What worked well and what would you do differently the next time?
  • Do you have any  tips or tools to share with others to support their events?

Send your summary and information to IPAC Canada at info@ipac-canada.org.