The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently accepting proposals through its Infectious Disease and Climate Change program.

PHAC is currently accepting funding requests from interested applicants to address the impact of climate change on human health by building and increasing access to infectious disease-based evidence, education and awareness. The focus will be on preparing for and protecting Canadians from climate-driven infectious diseases that are zoonotic (diseases that can be transmitted from animals and insects to humans), food-borne and/or water-borne.

The Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund (IDCCF) aims to address the impact of climate change on human health in Canada by:

  • Increasing capacity to respond to the rising demands posed by climate-driven zoonotic, food-borne, and water-borne infectious diseases;
  • Ensuring Canadians and health professionals have access to timely and accurate information to better understand their risks and take measures to prevent infection, and;
  • 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.

For more information about the IDCCF, how to apply and/or to obtain a Funding Request Form, please contact PHAC’s Centre for Grants and Contributions at

Deadline for applications: 11:59 pm, Friday, September 29.