The South Asian Vaccine Engagement Collaborative (SAVEC) is a community-driven initiative to involve and educate South Asians on the vaccine-distribution project led by the City of Toronto. The goal of SAVEC is to provide culturally tailored and community-relevant resources that mitigate systemic inequalities. The work here is to understand and educate that Toronto’s diversity also means that a vaccine project requires varied approaches in order to be successful. As we continue our efforts, SAVEC, through its outreach volunteers and ambassadors, keeps a close link to the communities it serves and ensures that the needs of the most vulnerable are accounted for.

SAVEC is made up of eleven organizations and is coordinated by Wardah Malik (wardah@cassa.on.ca) from CASSA.

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