The Ontario Vaccination Support Council launched an online portal to connect Ontario’s public health units with private sector organizations offering local support. The portal will allow for two-way communication between the private sector and public local health units so that organizations can volunteer time or resources to support the province’s vaccination efforts. The portal will also serve as a resource to the general public by providing links to key public health information and resources.
The Ontario Vaccination Support Council is seeking volunteers from the Thunder Bay business community to populate the portal. Businesses can offer support including voluntary staff, storage of vaccines, providing PPE, or their workplace as a space to vaccinate the general public and employees.
“From the very beginning of this pandemic, businesses across our community have stepped up to help in countless ways,” said Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. “As we look to get back to full economic and social activity, this is our next, best opportunity to bring this pandemic to a close by helping alleviate some of the burden placed on our public health system and its heroic professionals.”
Founded by the OCC, 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 businesses, universities, colleges, associations, and labour unions from across the province to provide support for Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts with the ultimate goal of ending the pandemic.
“We are pleased to launch the Ontario Vaccination Support Council Portal with our partners at Bruce Power and Facebook Canada,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “The faster the Ontario population is inoculated, the faster we can safely reopen and work together on the province’s economic recovery. Ontario’s business community stands ready to assist in the fight against COVID-19 and help drive our economic recovery in the future.”
The portal was designed and built by Nuclear Promise X (NPX), a Canadian start-up that integrates the latest emerging technology into nuclear plant operations, projects, and processes.
Visit the portal at vaccinesupportcouncil.com to list how your business can contribute to the local vaccine efforts. Businesses are asked to fill in the portal by April 2, 2021.
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