The DCI Newsletter - Call for Proposals

The DCI newsletter – call for proposals

Through our newsletter, the Digital Citizen Initiative (DCI) aims to foster a community of practice in Canada by keeping stakeholders abreast of recent developments and activities. The DCI works to create opportunities and spaces for knowledge mobilization to help the community combatting disinformation move forward together.

Covid-19 Vaccination under 65

Welcome to the COVID-19 vaccine request form

This form will guide you through a series of questions that will help determine if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy. If you are not eligible at this time, we will use your information to notify you when eligibility expands.

Kenyan COVID-19 Committee

Kenyan COVID-19 committee uses Islamic texts to promote health

Over the past year, the National Muslims COVID-19 Response Committee in Kenya has encouraged people across the country to social distance, wear masks, quarantine, increase hand-washing, and support one another through this challenging year. But its job has not been easy.

Statement from the chief public health officer of Canada

Today, as we continue the week’s focus on mental health and wellbeing in the lead up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, I want to acknowledge the dedication and resilience of Canadian parents, guardians, and other caregivers during these difficult times. Many of us are facing challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily work and home routines.

Vaccination time

As we talk to people about the virus, waving journal studies and talking points won’t work in many communities, -Robert Blendon, at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. That’s particularly true, Blendon notes, in ethnic and racial communities “that have a history of being demonized, lied to, or exploited.…when it comes to their health.”

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CERB repayment

There is a lot of confusion over whether you were really eligible and if Canada Revenue believes you were not eligible then you are asked to pay it back. The reason for this is that in order to qualify for CERB as a small business you had to among other things make more than $5,000 in Profit in 2019. This was not clear on most of the bulletins about CERB.

Fraser health’s graphics show how easily COVID-19 can spread

One positive COVID-19 patient who attended a 50-person wedding led to 15 other guests from 10 different households testing positive in subsequent days. It also led to an outbreak at a long-term care home, where 81 people were required to self-isolate. At least three residents were admitted to hospital, and one died.

Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (multilingual)

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