COVID-19 and Selected Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications

(Disponible en français : La COVID-19 et certains services et applications d’intelligence artificielle) Given their capacity to tackle problems by combing vast stores of data using considerable computational power, Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are valuable tools in the fight against COVID-19. The term “artificial intelligence” refers to replicating human cognitive and predictive abilities by artificial…

Inequities in COVID-19 Health Outcomes: The Need for Race- and Ethnicity-Based Data

8 December 2020, 8:50 a.m. (Disponible en français : Inégalités des répercussions en santé de la COVID‑19 : besoin de données sur la race et l’ethnie) For Indigenous peoples, Black Canadians and other racialized groups, race and racism are important social determinants of health. Social determinants of health may contribute to negative health outcomes or…

What We Know About a Potential Second Wave of COVID-19

Revised on 29 September 2020, 12:40 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Ce que nous savons au sujet d’une possible deuxième vague de COVID-19) Scientists have warned of a potential second wave of COVID-19 since soon after the World…

Executive Summary – Food Insecurity in Northern Canada: An Overview

(Disponible en français : Résumé – L’insécurité alimentaire dans le Nord canadien : aperçu) Food insecurity is generally defined as a situation that exists when people lack secure access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food. In 2017–2018, 12.7% of Canadian households were food insecure, representing at least 4.4 million individuals. Food insecurity is disproportionately…

COVID-19 Vaccine Research and Development

Revised on 9 November 2020, 12:10 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Recherche et développement de vaccins contre la COVID‑19) Vaccine immunization will be a critical tool in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus…

COVID-19 and the Federal Correctional System

Revised on 26 June 2020, 8:20 a.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : La COVID 19 et le système correctionnel fédéral) Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal penitentiaries across the country have reported infections, with institutions experiencing…

Canadian and Global Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 June 2020, 11:15 a.m. (Disponible en français : Interventions militaires canadiennes et étrangères en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in Canada and other countries have mobilized and deployed their military to assist civilian authorities. Each country has used its military resources differently. To date, the…

Executive Summary – Sport Canada and the Public Policy Framework for Participation and Excellence in Sport

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Sport Canada et l’encadrement public de la participation et de l’excellence sportives) This document provides an overview of the programs and initiatives implemented by Sport Canada. The Physical Activity and Sport Act (PASA) defines Canada’s objectives for sport, such as increasing participation in the practice of sport and supporting the…