Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Celebrate National Infection Control Week: October 16-20, 2017

The third full week in October is designated as National Infection Control Week (NICW) in Canada and the U.S. During this week, we celebrate and highlight the efforts of Infection Control Professionals (ICPs) across healthcare settings. We also provide resources, and raise awareness about infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices.  This year's theme is "it's a team thing". See the resources and presentations we have identified below to help you raise awareness and celebrate NICW with your team.

 For more information please contact your IPAC Regional Support Team or email 

Updated IPAC Week primer

Don't waste time trying to come up with ideas to boost team spirit for IPAC week – we've done it for you! Use our updated idea primer, below. In it, you'll find over 30 activities to help you raise awareness of IPAC in your own setting – all with clear indications of time and resource requirements. ​ 

Rise to the occasion: An idea primer to promote awareness of
infection prevention and control, 2nd edition 



Join us for our webinar – From organization to goal-setting: How YOU can build an effective IPAC team

Infection Control practitioners (ICPs) have multifaceted roles – which is why being organized is a critical factor for success. This webinar will help participants improve IPAC organizational skills, ensure IPAC goals are aligned with organizational strategic goals, and build individual and team capacity to deal with any IPAC issue that is thrown at them.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration: is not required, simply join the webinar​.​

Call in information

Local: (416) 850-2050
Toll-Free: 1-866-261-6767
Participant Code: 4938797#

Need help with IPAC week activities?

The practice activities listed below are designed to support trainers/facilitators in conducting face-to-face (IPAC) Core Competencies training.


Additional Resources

Resources for Preventing IPAC Lapses

Resources to support the prevention and investigation of IPAC lapses in community settings.

Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices

Resources to support cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment/devices.

More »

Reprocessing in the Community Online Learning Course

This course is intended for health care providers who perform reprocessing tasks in community settings.

More »

IPAC Checklists for Clinical Office Practice

These checklists are designed to support IPAC lapse investigations in clinical office practice settings.

More »

Online Learning: Additional Precautions

This module defines, describes, and demonstrates the modes of transmission and categories of Additional Precautions.

More »

Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Comparison Tool

Compare ASP elements and strategies in participating Ontario hospitals using our interactive tool.  

More »

IPAC videos


 Hand Hygiene (2 videos)


 PPE - Facial Protection (4 videos)


 PPE - Gown and Gloves (4 videos)


 PPE - Respirators (4 videos)


 Full PPE (2 videos)

Page last reviewed:
Page last updated: 2017-10-19 10:23 AM
Uncontrolled print copy. Valid only on day of Print: [date]
Page updated on [date/time] 2017-10-19 10:23 AM
© , Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion