Public Health Agency of Canada seeking LOIs for “Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program”

Deadline: 17 July 2019

The Public Health Agency of Canada is currently inviting eligible organizations to submit letters of intent for its Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program (ESCDP).

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.

The ESCDP provides grants and contributions funding to organizations to enhance their capacity for public health chronic disease and injury surveillance activities in order to:

  • address persistent public health surveillance evidence gaps
  • support the development of a robust evidence base on chronic diseases and conditions, injury, problematic substance use, and their risk factors in Canada

This focus is particularly important given the constantly evolving public health context and the accelerating pace of technological change, which present both new opportunities and new risks to how we collect, analyze, use and share public health data and how Canadians consume their information.


Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals
  • Potential projects would explore the use of new technologies, tools and/or approaches to collect, use and/or disseminate data for public health action.
  • Examples include:
    • technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, etc.)
    • tools (e.g., data visualization, linkages, platforms, apps, GIS mapping, etc.)
    • approaches (e.g., alternatives to traditional surveys, application of new methodologies, etc.)

Funding Information

The total budget for each project must not exceed $1,000,000 and the funding duration must be between 12 months (1 year) and 36 months (3 years).


Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more

The focus would be on one or a combination of the following areas.

  • Priority 1: Key populations
    • Persistent gaps remain in chronic disease and/or risk factor surveillance related to specific key populations, which are not effectively captured through current surveys or traditional methodologies.
    • Projects under this priority would explore the use of new technologies, tools and/or approaches to collect, use and/or disseminate data with a focus on key populations, where data is lacking, such as:
      • LGBTQ+
      • homeless
      • ethnic minorities
      • seniors (i.e., 65 and over)
      • rural and remote populations
      • low socio-economic populations
      • English/French minority language populations
      • other populations where data are limited
  • Priority 2: Built environment
    • The built environment (e.g., buildings, roads, public transit systems, parks) influences population health and chronic disease risk factors. The built environment is a priority of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
    • The built environment is an emerging area of interest in which the evidence base is still in the process of being established. Given the limited evidence-base, successful approaches to public health surveillance related to the built environment should be multi-sectoral in nature, and may lend themselves to non-traditional surveillance approaches.
    • Projects under this priority would explore the use of new technologies, tools and/or approaches to collect, use and/or disseminate data related to the built environment as it relates to health behaviours in the following areas:
      • active transportation
      • access to and/or use of parks and recreational facilities
    • Proposed projects should increase our understanding of these elements at both the national and local population levels. Examples include, but are not limited to, a focus on:
      • Canadians’ active and sedentary travel opportunities or patterns
      • the quality and quantity of parks and recreation facilities in Canada and Canadians’ access to these resources

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include:

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information
  • for profit organizations
  • unincorporated groups, societies and coalitions
  • Canadian not-for-profit voluntary organizations and corporations
  • individuals deemed capable of conducting population health activities
  • provincial, territorial, regional, and municipal governments and agencies
  • organizations and institutions supported by provincial and territorial governments (regional health authorities, schools, post-secondary institutions, etc.)

Eligible Expenditures

Expenses directly related to approved projects are defined in the contribution agreement. Eligible costs include such expenses as:

  • rent
  • personnel
  • materials and supplies
  • travel and accommodation
  • costs of services and equipment
  • evaluation and dissemination costs related to the approved project

How to Apply

How to write Proposals? How to raise funds? How to research donors? (Ad)
Premium Members can download our rich library of downloadable Ebooks covering topics on how to write funding applications, how to identify new donors, how to contact potential funders. Join Premium to download

To obtain a copy of the letter of intent template, please contact the Public Health Agency via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit

UN-Habitat’s Call for Innovative Solutions to Transform Waste to Wealth

Submit Your Applications for Yesod Professional Development Fund

Call for Mobility Grants 2019 for Legal Entities in Romania and Norway

Funding Call to boost Sustainable Tourism Development and Capacity of Tourism SMEs

Call for Participants- Seminar “Roma Youth Participation: What now?”

Calling CSOs to participate in “Rooting Democracy in Kenya through an Informed Citizenry” Programme

Grant Program on Mapping Illicit Supply Networks to Combat Conservation Crimes at their Convergence

Call for Applications for Radcliffe Fellowship Program

Mobilize Power Fund for Youth-led and Intergenerational Groups, and Nonprofits- United States

Australia: Grant of Up to $22,000 for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Applications Open for African Youth Ambassadors for Peace

IFAD’s Call for Proposals to improve Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Resilience (Malawi, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire)

UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants to empower Girls with Digital Skills during Africa Code Week 2019

People’s Postcode Trust supporting Charities for their Good Causes in the UK

USAID-Kampala: Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity Program

ACTION Call for Proposals to Support New and Ongoing Citizen Science Projects

Call for Proposal for Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Southern Mediterranean

ERBACHER Foundation Grant to Sponsor Charitable Projects

DMTFYP Central Grants Programme assiting Disadvantaged Young People in UK and Ireland

The Burns Price Foundation Grant to Promote Good Citizenship amongst Young People in the UK

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation accepting Applications for “Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program” in the U.S.

Program on Countering Unregulated Wild Plant Collection in Armenia

Small Grants for Interreligious Projects in the Central African Republic

Calling Serbian CSOs to Prevent and Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings