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