Last updated: May 12, 2021 at 7:50 a.m.

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While vaccination is not mandatory, everyone is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Join your family and friends and plan to get vaccinated once vaccines become available to you.

Total Vaccine Doses Delivered in Toronto

  • 1,531,418
  • as of May 11 at 3 p.m.
  • +41,835 since May 10

Toronto’s Immunization Task Force

The City’s COVID-19 Immunization Task Force, which includes experts from Toronto Public Health, Toronto Fire, Toronto Paramedics Service and the Emergency Operations Centre, is actively planning to ensure the city is ready to deliver the vaccine when it is available. The Task Force is using lessons learned from our annual flu vaccine clinics and experiences from the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009 to inform plans. City’s plan and work with government and community partners are outlined in the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Playbook.

All levels of government play important roles in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents:

  • The federal government is responsible for approving vaccines as safe and effective for use and procuring them;
  • The provincial government is responsible for creating a provincial vaccination plan that includes distributing vaccines and supporting health system partners to deliver them to residents, starting with people who are most vulnerable; and
  • The City of Toronto will promote the importance of the vaccine, distribute vaccine doses and help immunize residents, investigate adverse events following immunization and share data with the Province.

Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 vaccines was established in March 2021 as part of the City’s COVID-19 Immunization Task Force outreach efforts and TO Supports: Targeted Equity Action Plan. It was formed in response to the high health risks associated with COVID-19 for people with disabilities and the need for improved  information on and access to vaccination. (Read the news release and backgrounder)

The Task Force, a collaboration between the City of Toronto, community agencies and health partners, will provide advice on enhanced support and access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities. It is one of the approaches being used to communicate, mobilize and engage communities most affected by the pandemic in order to address systemic inequities.

Public virtual town halls will be held in May.

The Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity was created in December 2020 as part of the TO Supports: Targeted Equity Action Plan, as a response to data that continued to show that the highest rates of COVID-19 cases and vaccine hesitancy were among Black people of African and Caribbean origins.

The Task Force was created in partnership with the TAIBU Community Health Centre, to address Black community concerns and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing and vaccines, and is one of the approaches being used to communicate, mobilize and engage communities most affected by the pandemic in order to address systemic inequities.

The Task Force, which includes many of Canada’s top Black scientists involved in key aspects of vaccine development and Black public health, will review the major concerns and issues around COVID-19 testing and levels of vaccine acceptance, and develop public health recommendations to effectively address Black community concerns. The Task Force will present a final report of its findings and recommendations to the City by April 30, 2021.

Learn more about the Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity:

COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams Grants

The City’s $5.5 million COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams Grants was awarded in April 2021 to more than 150 community groups and agencies.

These agencies will form collaborative vaccine engagement teams that will address barriers to acceptance and increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in communities most negatively impacted by the virus.

At least one engagement team has been established in each of the City’s ten geographic clusters, representing 140 neighbourhoods. Each team is made up of a number of local community agencies that will conduct outreach and provide support to residents, aligned to the unique languages and cultures of each area.

Teams will recruit 280 Resident Ambassadors in neighbourhoods across Toronto to act as points of contact for local residents, playing a key role in building vaccine confidence. Resident Ambassadors are trusted community representatives with extensive networks and who speak languages other than English. They will be thoroughly trained on information about community engagement.

Area / Focus Agency / Lead
Black Creek Humber Summit Lumacare (lead)
Black Creek Humber Summit Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women
Black Creek Humber Summit Belka Enrichment Centre
Black Creek Humber Summit Jane Finch Centre
Black Creek Humber Summit Delta Family Resource Centre
Black Creek Humber Summit CAFCAN
Black Creek Humber Summit Black Creek Farm
Black Creek Humber Summit ANIDA
Black Creek Humber Summit Black Creek Community Health Centre
Black Creek Humber Summit Albion Neighbourhood Services
Black Creek Humber Summit Northwood Neighbourhood Services
Black Resilience TAIBU Community Health Centre (lead)
Black Resilience BlackCAP
Black Resilience Uzima Women Relief Group
Black Resilience Sick Cell Awareness Group of Ontario
Black Resilience Margaret’s Toronto East Drop In
Black Resilience Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto
Black Resilience Scarborough Indigenous Wellness Advisory Council
Black Resilience Braids for Aids
Black Resilience Belka Enrichment Centre
Black Resilience Ghanaian Canadian Association
Black Resilience Black Health Alliance
Downtown East The 519 Community Centre (lead)
Downtown East South Asian Aids Prevention
Downtown East Focus Media Arts Centre
Downtown East Fred Victor
Downtown East Homes First
Downtown East Haven Toronto
Downtown East Inner City Health Associates
Downtown East La Passerelle
Downtown East Progress Place
Downtown East Regent Park Community Health Centre
Downtown East Sherbourne Health Centre
Downtown East Sunshine Centre for Seniors
Downtown East The Corner/HASJT
Downtown East The Salvation Army Shelters
Downtown East YMCA Greater Toronto
Downtown East Yonge Street Mission
Downtown East The Neighbourhood Group (TNG)
Downtown West Scadding Court Community Centre (Lead)
Downtown West Fort York Foodbank Parkdale
Downtown West Envangel Hall Mission
Downtown West Spadina-Fort York Community Care Program
Downtown West Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
Downtown West Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Downtown West CultureLink
Downtown West Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
Downtown West The Neighbourhood Group (TNG)
Downtown West West Neighbourhood House
Downtown West Alexandra Park Community Centre
East York Don Valley TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization (Co-Lead)
East York Don Valley Flemingdon Health Centre
East York Don Valley Health Access Thorncliffe Park
East York Don Valley Afghan Women’s Organization
East York Don Valley East Toronto Family Practice Network
East York Don Valley East Toronto Health Partners
East York Don Valley Toronto Community Housing
East York Don Valley Youth Leaders of East York
East York Don Valley Thorncliffe Park Parenting Group
East York Don Valley Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (Co-Lead)
East York Don Valley Afghan Women’s Organization
East York Don Valley Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services
East York Don Valley The Neighbourhood Group (TNG)
East York Don Valley TNO – The Neighbourhood Organization
East York Don Valley Woodgreen
East York Don Valley Working Women Community Centre
East York Don Valley Toronto Community Housing
East York Don Valley East Toronto Health Partners
Newcomer FCJ Refugee Centre (Co-lead)
Newcomer Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Newcomer Toronto South Local Immigration Partnership
Newcomer Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
Newcomer Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Newcomer Sojourn House
Newcomer Romero House
Newcomer Adam House
Newcomer Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto
Newcomer Matthew House
Newcomer Jane Finch Centre (Co-lead)
Newcomer YMCA of Greater Toronto
Newcomer Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
Newcomer Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Newcomer Afro-Carib Immigration Settlement Centre
Newcomer Belka Enrichment Centre
Newcomer Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto
Newcomer The Arab Community Centre of Toronto
North Etobicoke Rexdale Community Health Centre (lead)
North Etobicoke Albion Neighbourhood Services
North Etobicoke Breaburn Neighbourhood Services
North Etobicoke Delta Family Resource Centre
North Etobicoke Ghanaian Canadian Association
North Etobicoke Rexdale Community Hub
North Etobicoke Rexdale Women’s Centre
North Etobicoke Somali Canadian Association
North Etobicoke Somali Women and Children
North Scarborough Agincourt Community Services Association (lead)
North Scarborough Malvern Family Resource Centre
North Scarborough SEAS Centre
North Scarborough Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action
North Scarborough North American Muslim Foundation
North Scarborough 42 Voices
North Scarborough Tropicana Community Services
North Scarborough The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care
North Scarborough Carefirst
North Scarborough Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership
North Scarborough Centre for Immigrant and Community Services
North York North York Community House (lead)
North York Working Women Community Centre
North York Lawrence Heights Inter-Organizational Network
North York Lawrence Heights Parents Association
North York Unison Health and Community Centre
North York Bathurst Finch Food Coalition
North York Flemingdon Health Centre
North York Filipino Canadian Community House
North York Vibrant Healthcare Alliance
North York Damavand Seniors Persian Group
North York The People’s Church
North York Toronto Community Housing
North York Oriole Food Space
North York Friends of Parkway Forest Residents Group
North York Henry Farm Community Residents Group
North York Forest Manor Residents Group
North York North York Toronto Health Partners
South Etobicoke Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP) (lead)
South Etobicoke Arab Community Centre
South Etobicoke Dorothy Ley Hospice
South Etobicoke Etobicoke Centre for Seniors
South Etobicoke Humber College
South Etobicoke LAMP Community Health Centre
South Etobicoke Mabelle Arts
South Etobicoke Stonegate Community Health Centre
South Etobicoke Storefront Humber
South Etobicoke Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre
South Etobicoke Women’s Habitat
South Scarborough Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (lead)
South Scarborough Agincourt Community Services Association
South Scarborough Working Women Community Centre
South Scarborough Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services
South Scarborough East Scarborough Storefront
South Scarborough Carefirst
South Scarborough Save Toronto Carnival
South Scarborough Canadian Centre for Immigrant and Refugee Health Care
South Scarborough Feed Scarborough
South Scarborough The Housing Help Centre
York Weston Pelham Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre (lead)
York Weston Pelham Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Centre
York Weston Pelham Shakespeare in Action
York Weston Pelham Abrigo Centre
York Weston Pelham Progress Place Hub
York Weston Pelham Macaulay Child Development Centre
York Weston Pelham Urban Arts
York Weston Pelham Frontlines Youth
York Weston Pelham York Fairbank Centre for Seniors
York Weston Pelham York Hispanic Centre
York Weston Pelham Weston King Neighbourhood Centre