TOGETHER AGAINST MISINFORMATION
In November 2024, CASC and the ScienceUpFirst initiative will embark on a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about health misinformation, and to provide tools and strategies to minimize its spread.
We will work with CASC members and collaborators across Canada to provide learning opportunities, science-backed content, and funding for programs that help us reach as many people as possible.
CASC welcomes partners from across our network and beyond to get involved!
CASC’s Together Against Misinformation Microgrant
We are thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the Together Against Misinformation Microgrant.
The microgrant will provide up to $20,000 in funding for CASC member organizations to deliver facilitated activity(ies) to equity-deserving and underserved communities across Canada, including Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples), racialized people living in Canada, Newcomers to Canada, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The facilitated activities must address health misinformation, and climate misinformation related to health. CASC members are invited to apply for funds to deliver online and/or in-person programs that will:
raise awareness about misinformation and its broader societal impact on health through a local lens;
share knowledge about the tactics used to spread mis- and disinformation, so they can better identify them in everyday life;
expand people’s skills to think critically about the information they interact with online and to help minimize the spread of misinformation.
For full details, carefully read the grant application guide.
The application window closes on February 26, 2024.
January 24 2024
11:00 PT | 12:00 MT | 1:00 CT | 2:00 ET | 3:00 AT | 3:30 NT.
The one-hour information session will review the Together Against Misinformation microgrant program and provide an opportunity for interested CASC members to ask questions. Register now to join us for the information session
Together Against Misinformation CoP
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month (April to December 2024), 3 pm ET
The spread of scientific mis- and disinformation is a serious threat, and can have a dramatic influence on people’s choices and behaviour. CASC members and collaborators are highly trusted sources of information and are well positioned to provide interactive, open-ended learning experiences that will help their local communities understand the information landscape, and minimize the spread of misinformation on important topics relevant to their lives.
CASC’s Together Against Misinformation CoP is open to all CASC members and collaborators, and is mandatory for all recipients of the Together Against Misinformation microgrant.
Together, we will help raise awareness about misinformation and its broader societal impact on health through a local lens; share knowledge about the tactics used to spread mis- and disinformation; and expand people’s skills to think critically about the information they interact with online and to help minimize the spread of misinformation.
These gatherings will provide learning and professional development opportunities such as tackling misinformation workshops, critical thinking assessments and program evaluations, and they will provide a space for members to share best practices and brainstorm program and event ideas in preparation for the Together Against Misinformation campaign.
More details and sign up information to come.
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