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The BC Centre for Disease Control drives Innovation with the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health.

BCCDC has developed an international reputation for its leading-edge research into infectious diseases and environmental hazards. We conduct innovative research that is driven by service to improve the health of populations. 

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is the philanthropic partner that enables us to drive innovation that advances population and public health services for British Columbians and others.

People living in healthy communities protected from infectious disease and environmental health hazards through innovative research and collaborative public health solutions.


To protect and promote health, prevent harm, and prepare for threats by inspiring vision and philanthropy.   


To work closely with BCCDC to build and sustain its role as an international leader in public health service to the local and global community by facilitating its innovative research. The BCCDC Foundation was established to fund and catalyze new research in the prevention, detection and control of infectious diseases and environmental hazards. The "value add" of these activities will help drive excellence in public health service for future generations.  


The BCCDC Foundation works in partnership with BCCDC as a proactive strategic organization that seeds and supports the BCCDC brand of excellence in public health research. Though a distinct entity, the Foundation is embedded within the BCCDC, allowing for unique functional and structural synergies. 

Strengthened by the tag line Driving Innovation. Advancing Service, the Foundation’s strategies for success are people, innovations, and partnerships. 

Our four key priority areas are to: 

  • build the profile and brand of BCCDC
  • build the research team at BCCDC
  • build the BCCDC research programs
  • enhance knowledge mobilization and outreach. 

By funding leading-edge research at BCCDC, the BCCDC Foundation supports provincial, national and international public-health and prevention programs across the spectrum of infectious diseases and environmental health.   

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