Canadian CO2 Monitor Expansion Program
CAVI is one of the proud recipients of the Balvi Philanthropic Fund grant aimed at supporting innovative solutions to tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest barriers for library systems to be able to launch a CO2 monitor loaning program is funding for high-quality, reliable CO2 monitors.
With the generous Balvi funding, CAVI aims to support expansion of the CO2 monitor loaning program through several public libraries and community hubs across Canada. Our goal is to increase access to CO2 monitors through public libraries and community hubs to at least 20% of Canadians by the end of 2023.
We will be accepting applications either from community members or directly through libraries (please see intake forms below), and the CAVI board will carefully consider all applications on a regular basis until the program runs to completion. CAVI can also help libraries determine the estimated number of CO2 monitors needed to run a successful program based on the population size a library serves. As demand for CO2 monitors through public libraries across Canada is expected to be high, we do encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.
The foundation of CAVI's work is to increase access to CO2 monitors and educational information equitably across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from residents of and/or libraries serving the following communities:
-Remote or rural communities
-First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit communities
-Communities in provinces/territories where a CO2 monitor loaning program through a public library or community hub does not currently exist
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