The novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, has been deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. Tens of thousands of cases have been identified and it’s spread to dozens of countries. The risk to BC remains low at this time, but we must remain vigilant and prepared should the epidemic continue to grow.

This is why we’ve recently launched our Emergency Response Fund. This new fund will provide funding that is both flexible and critical in helping experts understand and halt epidemics and address emergencies in real-time.

Donations to the Emergency Response Fund will go towards understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19 now, and be available for future outbreaks or emergencies. By making a gift to this fund, you’ll be helping address the most pressing public health needs to keep you and your community safe and healthy.

This fund will enable experts to protect our province by providing funding for things like:

  • Research to understand and address the threat as it’s happening in real-time;
  • Equipment and lab technology needed for testing and analyzing samples;
  • Additional expert staff to carry out time-sensitive work and projects;
  • Logistics, data management, data visualizations, and knowledge translation to ensure that experts across the spectrum can work together seamlessly and with the tools they need;
  • And more, as the situation develops.

You can make a difference in preventing the spread of this outbreak and protecting the health of our population by making a gift to our Emergency Response Fund. Help us meet the rapidly-evolving needs in this global health emergency today. Your donation will assist experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control and elsewhere take action today that will keep us safe tomorrow.

All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Should you require assistance making your gift, or have questions, please contact us at or (604) 707-2415.

For the latest up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak, check the BC Centre for Disease Control. And, to learn about how to protect yourself from getting sick, use evidence-based information accessible from the BCCDC.

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