The Ontario Business Community Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution.
When public groups and private businesses pool their resources, talent and commitment to help others, great things happen.
As we move towards the end of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by vaccinating as many Ontarians as possible, we realize how much faster it can be accomplished with a public-private partnership.
The Ontario Vaccination Support Council’s (OVSC) online portal connects Ontario's public health units with private sector organizations, universities, colleges, associations and labour unions offering local support. The portal will allow for two-way communication between the private sector and public health units so that the businesses can volunteer time or resources to the province’s vaccination efforts. It will also serve as a resource to the general public by providing links to key public health information and resources.
Founded by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Council is co-chaired by James Scongack, Executive-Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Operational Services at Bruce Power and Garrick Tiplady, the Managing Director of Facebook Canada. The Council leverages over 250 organizations from across the province to provide support for Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination effort with the ultimate goal of ending the pandemic.
The Council's work includes:
Two-way communication between the private sector and public health units so that the organizations, universities, colleges, associations and labour unions can volunteer time or resources to the province’s vaccination efforts.
Resources to the general public by providing links to key public health information and resources.
A consolidated directory of capabilities and services within Ontario’s business community and Ontario Chamber Network that could be utilized by government, hospitals and public health in the distribution of vaccinations.
Shared policies, best practices and approaches with government to ensure the maximum participation of employers and their employees in vaccination efforts with a specific focus on being proactive and removing barriers.
If you believe your business can provide services or support to the Task Force to help implement Ontario's vaccination program, please fill out the forms above to advise on your capacity to support any of the aforementioned priority areas.