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.

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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

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

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

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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

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Leadership

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vice President, Business Development

Alicia St. Hill

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.

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Chief Financial Officer

Susan Robbins Parsons

Susan is an experienced financial executive with an MBA from Dalhousie University and a BA from Western University. She has worked with rapid growth technology companies in aerospace, software and health care.

Our Team

Kamyar Abhari
Director of Engineering

Kamyar Abhari

Adam Archambault
Full-Stack Engineer

Adam Archambault

Carmen-Elena Arias
Customer Support Specialist

Carmen-Elena Arias

Kim Barnhardt
Communications Lead

Kim Barnhardt

Margo Collins
Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Margo Collins

Kathryn Denize
Senior Product Manager

Kathryn Denize

Ania Ek
Clinic Flow Support Manager

Ania Ek

Marlene Elliott
Quality Assurance Analyst

Marlene Elliott

Samuel Guilbeault
Full-Stack Engineer

Samuel Guilbeault

Kulbir Kaur
Quality Assurance Analyst

Kulbir Kaur

Jaewoo Kim
Full-Stack Engineer

Jaewoo Kim

Lili Margitai
Customer Support Specialist

Lili Margitai

Blake Murdoch
Privacy Officer

Blake Murdoch

Elina Nelson
Customer Support Specialist

Elina Nelson

Malaika Njau
Lead, Product Support & Client Training

Malaika Njau

Blaise Ntacyabukura
Research Assistant

Blaise Ntacyabukura

Amanda Quan
Project Manager

Amanda Quan

Adam Ravalia
Product Manager

Adam Ravalia

Esteban Romo
Full-Stack Engineer

Esteban Romo

Taylor Rubens-Augustson
Project Manager

Taylor Rubens-Augustson

Arsh Sran
Production Support Engineer

Arsh Sran

Johan Westeinde
Full-Stack Engineer

Johan Westeinde

Morgan Williams
Business Analyst

Morgan Williams

Lindsay Wilson
Research Consultant

Lindsay Wilson

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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:

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Bruyere ClinicFlow

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CANVAS Adverse Affects

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Adult Immunization Self-Assessment Tool

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…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

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

“CANImmunize saw us as an opportunity to demonstrate their capability, and as a result they gave us a ton of service. They were an excellent vendor to work with. They were very responsive.”

Tracey Barbrick,
Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 immunization lead and Associate Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

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

The CANImmunize Story

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.

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