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Vaccine Community Engagement Project

About this Program

As part of the battle against COVID-19 and efforts to connect with vulnerable residents and communities across Toronto, the City of Toronto and the Public Health Agency of Canada have awarded the Scarborough Center for Healthy Communities (SCHC) a grant to lead a Vaccine Engagement Project.

To target the areas that have been impacted most by COVID-19, SCHC has collaborated with 10 different institutions, including grassroots-level organizations across South Scarborough, to implement this project. The project recruited 21 ambassadors from diverse backgrounds with multi-lingual skills (Arabic, Bengali, Dari, English, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tamil) to ensure equitable access to vaccines. Using equity-focused outreach and engagement, the team continues encouraging people to get vaccinated. Ambassadors prioritize and target populations most impacted by COVID-19 and the lowest vaccine uptake through organizing vaccine info booths and community vaccine clinics to make vaccination more accessible and convenient to these communities.

Our Impact

As of February 2022, the team organized over 70 community vaccine clinics and 40 vaccine info booths, vaccinated over 3000 people at the organized community vaccine clinics, planned 4 webinars related to the vaccine and referred hundreds of residents to nearby clinics and to home vaccination.

Contact Us

For Media

Email:

Communications@schcontario.ca

For vaccine information from ambassadors

Email:

vaxsouthscarb@schcontario.ca

Phone:

(416)-580-6741 to book appointment

Toll Free:

(888)-834-8776