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National Infection Control Week

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Public Health Ontario
NICW Primer

Infection Control Week Planning and Communication Toolkit

Infection Control Week Promotional Toolkit

FrenchOctober 18-22, 2021: Infection Prevention and Control -Unite and Conquer

Barbara Catt messageThe third week in October is designated as National Infection Control Week (NICW) in Canada and the U.S. In Canada, Infection Control Week originated in 1988 to highlight infection control efforts in Canadian hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. It was an opportunity for infection control professionals to educate staff and the community about the importance of infection prevention and to promote the important work that was being done by infection control professionals in a visible and fun way. In 1989 the federal government proclaimed Infection Control Week as an annual event.

This web page is provided by IPAC Canada to assist you in planning and implementing Infection Control Week in your facility. Whether your event spans the entire week or only one day, whether it is large or small, you might find some useful information, tips and tools here to use to help with its success and save you some time and resources.


Congratulations to the winner
of the 2020 Ecolab Poster Contest

Monika Szabo RN MPH CIC,
Southwestern Public Health,
St. Thomas, Ontario.

Poster Contest Hosted by: IPAC British Columbia
Poster Contest Sponsored by 

2020 Poster

Monika's poster conceptualizes that IPAC is visionary and looks to the future.  We don't know what is on the horizon, but IPAC is prepared to face it with knowledge and best practice.

Poster is available to the public to download until September
English / French.

Click here to place a Bulk Order for the 2020 NICW Poster (deadline August 1, 2020) 

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.

ICW Activities Around The Country

Are you or others in your chapter planning something interesting or different? Would you like to share your experiences with others? We would love to hear from you with a description of your event - what did you do, how did you go about it, what worked well and what would you do differently the next time - as well as any useful tools you would like to offer to others to help with future events. Send your summary and information to the IPAC Canada main office, Attention Webmaster.