Infection Prevention and Control Hub

Algoma Public Health

Infection Prevention and Control Hub

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Contact the IPAC Hub Team


  • IPAC Hub Coordinator: Jon Bouma
  • IPAC Hub Public Health Inspector: Jennifer Francella
  • IPAC Hub Public Health Nurse: Michelle Jones

Call 705-942-4646 or Toll Free 866-892-0172 or fill out our service request form


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Enhance IPAC practices in community based, congregate living settings.


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IPAC Roles


  • Respond to client requests and inquiries
  • Introduce and disseminate PHO guidance, resources and tools
  • Support the implementation of IPAC initiatives to achieve best practice
  • Facilitate client networks and collaboration
  • Inform IPAC-related research


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What We Do and Who We Serve


We provide services and supports to enhance IPAC practices in congregate living settings. This includes congregate settings that are funded and overseen by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Long-Term Care (MLTC), Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services (MCCSS). Settings include:


  • Long-term care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Group homes
  • Shelters
  • Supportive Housing
  • Residential Treatment Centres
  • Hospices
  • Indigenous-led congregate settings (elder care lodges/Indigenous healing and wellness residential programs)


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Services Provided


Our team works collaboratively with partners to provide the following IPAC services and supports:

  • Education and training 
  • Supportive visits and consults
  • Assessments 
  • Best practice recommendations and implementation support 
  • Coaching/mentoring on IPAC practices
  • Outbreak management planning
  • Communities of practice

All services are provided at no-cost to facilities. 


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