Canadian Covid Society

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Our Mission

At the Canadian Covid Society, we strive to protect the health and safety of people in Canada against the harms of COVID-19 and long Covid, through education, engaging and empowering the public and organizations with scientific knowledge.
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Société Canadienne de la Covid
Société Canadienne de la Covid
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The Stakes

Covid is the 3rd leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. There have been nearly 30 million excess deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic. While the acute phase of the pandemic has ended, the virus continues to cause significant chronic illness.

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Our Team

Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the world. From our volunteers to our board members, everyone at Canadian Covid Society is committed to our mission we serve.
Dr Joe Vipond - Société Canadienne de la Covid

Dr. Joe Vipond

Dr. Joe Vipond is an emergency doctor in Calgary, Alberta, the past-president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and a co-founder of the Calgary Climate Hub, Masks4Canada, Protect our Province Alberta, and the Canadian Covid Society. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Chris Houston
Chris Houston (FRSA, CFIRM) has worked as an international humanitarian worker for Doctors without Borders, the Canadian Red Cross and the World Health Organization (WHO). He is Faculty at the University of Toronto’s Global Health Education Initiative. Chris has governance experience at Doctors without Borders Canada, ALIMA Canada, Conquer COVID-19, Humanitarian Partners International and the WHO’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. He is the co-founder of the Canadian Peace Museum charity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Institute of Risk Management and serves on his local municipal government’s safety and wellness committee.
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Cheryl White - Société canadienne de la covid
Cheryl White
Cheryl White, P.Eng, is a Lean leader and Professional Engineer with a track record of teaching and fostering an environment to drive cross functional team building and a passion for solving difficult problems. She is a cancer survivor who was in active treatment at the onset of the pandemic which informs her passion to reduce transmission in healthcare, other workplaces, education and community settings.
Nancy Delagrave

Nancy Delagrave is a college physics professor who has been involved for over 10 years in health and safety initiatives relating to indoor air quality. She is based in Montréal and is the co-founder of Covid-Stop and the Canadian Aerosol Transmission Coalition. She helped draft a bill to reduce respiratory infections in schools, which was introduced in the Québec National Assembly and is presently studying Health advocacy at McGill School of Population and Global Health. Lastly, she is a co-author of a critical assessment on Covid management in Québec. Since 2021, she has been working with long Covid patients, a cause that is dear to her heart.

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Dr. Kashif Pirzada - Société canadienne de la covid

Dr. Kashif Pirzada

Kashif Pirzada, MD, CCFP(EM) is an emergency physician based in Toronto with academic ties to McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He is a well known medical expert and commentator on local and national media, and is a co-founder of Conquer-Covid-19 and Masks4Canada. He has served on a number of boards and quasi-judicial panels, including the University of Toronto Governing Council, the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board, and the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is also a founder of a news and social media startup, Raven.

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