About CANImmunize

CANImmunize is an Ottawa-based technology company specializing in immunization software. It developed the CANImmunize app, a pan-Canadian digital immunization tracking system that helps Canadians keep track of their vaccinations with a mobile app and web portal. The team offers digital solutions such as ClinicFlow to businesses, health care organizations and governments for vaccinations and tracking for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and other immunization needs.

Photo of Dr. Kumanan Wilson

Why CANImmunize?

We’ve been there since the start. We built the first digital vaccination tracking tool in 2012.

  • CANImmunize app allows Canadians to track their families’ vaccinations
  • We created and manage the pan-Canadian standards-based resource for vaccine terminology and product information, the Canadian Vaccine Catalogue
  • Our knowledge and expertise in the science of vaccination, vaccination program infrastructure and delivery in the Canadian context sets us apart from our competitors
  • Made-in-Canada solutions for Canadians and a model for the world

Since 2011, our team has been at the forefront of immunization policy and action on a provincial, national and international level, working with governments, healthcare and business.

Internationally Recognized

CANImmunize free digital immunization app recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Recognized by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Deloitte Global as a model for consumer-facing immunization solutions

Certified by the World Health Organization's VaccineSafteyNet

Awarded the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunication Association's Connected with the Community Award

Identified as a leading achievement of the Federal Health Minister in 2014

Leading practice of the
Health Standards organization

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kumanan Wilson

An internal medicine physician, scientist and expert in digital health, Dr. Wilson is an internationally, widely published expert in public health and immunization and the founder of the CANImmunize project.  Currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization Dr. Wilson’s vision is to use technology to solve public health problems.

Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Atkinson, PhD(c)

Katherine has worked with the CANmmunize project since its inception.  A passionate believer in the power of digital technology Katherine is a published expert in mobile technology and immunization. Katherine is currently a PhD candidate at Karolinska Institutet where she is learning how to improve immunization systems with digital technology.

Chief Technology Officer

Cameron Bell

Cameron is responsible for developing the original versions of CANImmunize (ImmunizeON/ImmunizeCA) and has been the architect of the project ever since. Cameron is a leading expert in immunization systems and built the Canadian Vaccine Catalogue.

Our Team

CANImmunize’s team has expertise in patient care, health research, immunization, public health, business, communications, engineering and digital technology.

Communications Lead

Kim Barnhardt

Customer Support Specialist

Jessica Carpino

Full-Stack Developer

Margo Collins

Lead, Client Success

Kathryn Denize

Business Analyst

Sheryll Dimanlig-Cruz

Full-Stack Developer

Bashir Egeh

Customer Support Specialist

Ania Ek

Quality Assurance Analyist

Marlene Elliott

Full-Stack Developer

David Gao

Full-Stack Developer

Jordan Gignac

Full-Stack Developer

Samuel Guilbeault

Full-Stack Developer

Jaewoo Kim

Customer Support Specialist

Lili Margitai

Privacy Officer

Blake Murdoch

Designer

Christina Muxlow

Lead, Product Support & Client Training

Malaika Njau

Business & Operations Analyst

Amanda Quan

Full-Stack Developer

Esteban Romo

Lead, Special Projects

Taylor Rubens-Augustson

Business Development

Alicia St. Hill

Mobile Developer

Johan Westeinde

Project Coordinator

Lindsay Wilson

iPhone and Tablet showing the Clinic Flow User Interface
Research & Development

CANImmunize Labs

Research and development based on customer needs and creative ideas. CANImmunize Labs creates and tests immunization solutions that can be scaled in the real-world. Our current projects include:

Bruyere ClinicFlow

CANVAS Adverse Affects

Adult Immunization Self-Assessment Tool

…and more!

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What people are saying about CANImmunize

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

“CANImmunize has been a vital partner in helping roll out COVID-19 vaccines in Nova Scotia. The Clinic Flow solution has allowed Nova Scotians to easily book their vaccine appointments and health care providers to efficiently run vaccine clinics. Their team has been responsive in adapting to the continually changing vaccine rollout and a valued partner in getting vaccines into arms.”

Sandra Cascadden,
Associate Deputy Minister
Digital Health, Analytics & Privacy (DHAP) & HSEM/AS

Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa

“Our partnership with CANImmunize is helping us modernize our operations while making it simpler for staff and their families to get their flu shots at a crucial time in our COVID-19 response.”

Guy Chartrand,
President and CEO of Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital, Ottawa

FedDev Ontario

“This new partnership between Bruyère and CANImmunize is an excellent example of homegrown innovation that benefits Canadians now. Together, we are helping businesses advance their innovative technologies to keep Canada at the forefront of health care innovation as we work to rebuild a stronger economy.”

The Honourable Mélanie Joly,
Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

HalifaxToday.ca

“The CANImmunize platform has massively supported pharmacy clinics in starting to administer COVID-19 vaccines. "That platform has really simplified the process, the administrative process, for pharmacies. So, they can really focus on the patient and getting that immunization in, and they don't have to worry about a lot of paperwork and behind-the-scenes stuff — it's just really quick and simple."”

Allison Bodnar,
CEO, the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia in HalifaxToday.ca

Our Story

Instead of using paper records to track your vaccinations that always get lost or forgotten, what if you could track them on your phone? A mother asked this question to Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital, in a park one day in 2011. This sparked an idea for Dr. Wilson, who, along with engineering student Cameron Bell, made it a reality. A prototype for Ontario called ImmunizeON launched the following year. After a successful release, our team considered the prospect of creating an app that would help people across Canada stay up-to-date with their vaccinations. Led by Dr. Wilson and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, our team partnered with Immunize Canada to expand the platform nationally, calling it ImmunizeCA. In 2016, we changed the name to CANImmunize, symbolizing a digital platform that connects Canadians to their own vaccination records. CANImmunize makes it easy for people to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations by sending reminders for when it’s time to be vaccinated. Now as a startup company, CANImmunize continues to focus on providing digital solutions to government partners to help modernize the immunization system, while keeping the app platform free of charge to users and upholding the highest privacy standards.

The content and resources provided by CANImmunize are generated by Dr. Wilson and his team of scientists and engineers, and its partners, including medical experts from leading Canadian Health Organizations. The topics covered are relevant to the general Canadian population. All immunization-related website content undergoes a strict review and approval process by an independent external expert review committee led by Dr. Anne Pham-Huy, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and a liaison committee member for the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and Dr. Charles Hui, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The CANImmunize Knowledge Centre is designed to help you make the most informed decisions about your and your family’s vaccination needs, but should not replace medical advice. No content on the CANImmunize platform implies endorsement.

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