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PHO Grand Rounds: The Kids are Alright: Inspiring Learning Through Global Citizenship

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is an innovative digital learning platform designed to raise literacy around immunization for Canadian children. Through a series of online lessons and quizzes linked to school curriculums in science, health and social studies, KBI encourages students from grades 4-12 across Canada to think about immunization in a wider context by inspiring learning through global citizenship. The more lessons/quizzes a student completes on KBI, the more vaccines they earn for children in another part of the world through UNICEF Canada. KBI’s unique approach to vaccine advocacy and education is attracting provincial, national and international partners with shared interests in global health, vaccination, science/humanitarian education and innovative uses of technology for social change. KBI’s goal is to effectively “inoculate” children from misinformation through an on-line platform that empowers students through education. KBI is funded primarily through the Public Health Agency of Canada and the British Columbia Ministry of Health. This session will help attendees understand how digital technology can be used to provide timely, accurate and relevant immunization education in Ontario schools. 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how domestic and global vaccination programs operate and intersect;
  2. Identify specific links between KBI’s online lessons to Ontario’s science, social studies and health curriculums in schools;
  3. Summarize strategies and approaches to help promote KBI to Ontario teachers.

During the session, participants will also be able to join a demonstration student classroom and answer quiz questions using their smartphones.


Presenter(s): Ian Roe

Ian first joined the Communications team at the BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver in 2004 and has had several roles at the Centre since. Currently, Ian is the National Manager for two online education platforms he helped found; Kids Boost Immunity and I Boost Immunity, designed to raise literacy around vaccination using digital technology.  


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds are a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In order to receive written documentation for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, please check “Yes” beside the question “Do you require CME credits?” on the registration form.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Affiliate Members may count RCPSC credits toward their Mainpro+ credit requirements. All other CFPC members may claim up to 50 Certified credits per cycle for participation in RCPSC MOC Section 1 accredited activities.

PHO Grand Rounds are also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

For more information or for a record of registration for other Continuing Education purposes, please contact events@oahpp.ca


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or events@oahpp.ca.

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Updated 22 May 2019