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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

The COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is advising Ontario as it plans the immunization program and delivers vaccines.

The task force is advising and providing recommendations on:

  • how to deliver, store and distribute vaccines

  • support for partners in the health care system to deliver vaccinations in phases, beginning with vulnerable populations

  • clinical guidance to administer the vaccine and track vaccine uptake

  • reporting data and technology to provide timely, relevant and accurate information to health care providers, decision-makers and the public

  • public education and community outreach efforts to encourage people to get the vaccine


  • General (retired) Rick Hillier, former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces (chair)

  • Mario Di Tommaso, Deputy Solicitor General, Community Safety, Commissioner of Emergency Management (vice-chair)

  • Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Health (vice-chair)

  • Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou Nation

  • Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious diseases consultant and internist, Toronto General Hospital

  • Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar Corporation

  • Dr. Dirk Huyer, Ontario’s Chief Coroner and Coordinator of Provincial Outbreak Response

  • Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION

  • Mark Saunders, former Toronto Police Chief

  • Dr. Maxwell Smith, bioethicist and assistant professor, Western University

  • Dr. Homer Tien, trauma surgeon and President and CEO, Ornge

  • Dr. Regis Vaillancourt, Director of Pharmacy, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Ex-officio members

  • Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health

  • Matt Anderson, President and CEO, Ontario Health

  • Shawn Batise, Deputy Minister, Indigenous Affairs Ontario

  • Lynn Betzner, Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Affairs & Associate Secretary of the Cabinet

  • Laurie LeBlanc, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation

  • Giles Gherson, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

  • Karen Hughes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Government and Consumer Affairs

  • Richard Steele, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Long-Term Care

  • Denise Cole, Deputy Minister for Seniors and Accessibility

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