We’ve been there since the start. We built the first digital vaccination tracking tool in 2012.
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.
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 VaccineSafetyNet
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
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.
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.
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.
Alicia brings 15+ years of experience both in Canada and the US in health information technology, healthcare operations, and program development. Before joining CANImmunize, she led significant components of COVID-19 policy for Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest health maintenance organizations in the US. Alicia has worked at Health Canada and in health system operations and strategy from within large hospital systems.
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:
CANVAS Adverse Affects
Adult Immunization Self-Assessment Tool
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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."”
Instead of using paper records to track your vaccinations, what if you could track them on your phone? A mother posed this question to Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician-researcher at The Ottawa Hospital, in an Ottawa park one day in 2011. This informal chat was the spark that grew into the CANImmunize app, created by Dr. Wilson and McGill engineering student Cameron Bell, which launched first in Ontario as ImmunizeON the following year. Read the article here.
The app later rolled out across the country as ImmunizeCA, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. In 2016, it became CANImmunize, a digital platform that connects Canadians to their own vaccination records, sends reminders about when to be vaccinated and more.
Then COVID-19 hit and the world scrambled to pivot to a new reality. CANImmunize was ready.
Recently spun out as a technology company specializing in immunization software, CANImmunize created solutions to help with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Nova Scotia, Yukon and Prince Edward Island. Our team now provides digital solutions to business, government, health care and other partners to meet emerging needs for digital COVID-19 immunization tracking and verification while maintaining the popular public app.