Contact tracing is a powerful public health tool to help stop the spread of an infectious disease. This learning path was created for individuals and teams conducting or supporting contact tracing activities in Canada. These courses were developed for both novice and experienced contact tracers, who may or may not have a background in public health. For access to the courses you’ll need to create a new account. Please email for more information.

This 1 to 1.5 hours course introduces learners to emergency management and what it means for employees of PHAC and Health Canada. In this course, participants will learn fundamental emergency management principles and concepts as they apply in a public health context.

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of emergency management in public health
  • Recognize key emergency management terms and principles
  • Describe the components of the Emergency Management Continuum
  • Summarize how an Incident Management System (IMS) supports public health practice in an emergency context

This course will cover:

  • Emergency management fundamentals
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery