Genomic Monitoring of Pathogens in Water (GeMPaW)

  • Genomic Monitoring of Pathogens in Water (GeMPaW)

    Code : GC
    Organisator : RAM/AMR (GC )
    Year : 2023
    Duration : 4 years

    Génome Québec is pleased to announce the launch of the “Genomic Monitoring of Pathogens in Water” (GeMPaW) initiative form Genome Canada. This $10 million initiative will be deployed in three distinct funding opportunities to form an integrated strategic portfolio. The initiative aims to enhance genomic water surveillance in response to the threat represented by emerging pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.


    For more details on the competition requirements, please see the three funding opportunities below.


    1. Community Coordination & Collaboration (C3) Hub - Funding Overview

     One pan-Canadian team will develop and implement a specific portfolio strategy for the GeMPaW initiative. The team will be tasked with enhancing genomic water monitoring efforts across the country and to support public health planning, decision making and response, as well as creating operational structures and integrated processes to support genomic monitoring efforts across the country.

     Specifically, the C3 Hub will:

    • Develop, coordinate and implement a strategy and implementation plan for the initiative.
    • Develop the administrative structures to coordinate and co-create data-related activities across the initiative.
    • Facilitate the technical development for data generation and data analytics.
    • Engage with research, community, and public sector users to help adoption outside of the initiative and create evidence-driven policy for future pandemic response.

    The funding envelope for this opportunity is up to $3 million from Genome Canada. Co-funding of the project will have to be provided by eligible sources so that co-funding is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution (1:1).


    All applicants must submit their application through Génome Québec. The process will consist of a mandatory registration coupled to an information session, followed by a full application.


    The important dates and key steps of the application process for this funding opportunity are as follows.


    April 26, 2023

    Launch of Funding Opportunity

    May 30, 2023

    Deadline – Registration C3 Hub individual participation – Individual Registration Form

    June 1, 2023

    C3 Hub Info session & Introductory Meeting

    August 2023

    Deadline – Registration C3 Hub team participation to Génome Québec by email at

    October 2023

    Deadline – C3 Hub Full Application to Génome Québec by email at

    November 2023

    Review – C3 Hub Full Application

    December 2023

    Notice of Funding Decision


    Please note that all applications must be submitted to Génome Québec. To obtain more details related to the initiative, please contact Caroline Telekawa, Program Manager, by email at


     2. Regional emerging pathogen and antimicrobial resistance surveillance teams (launching in Fall 2023)

     3. Indigenous-led surveillance in northern and remote communities (launching early 2024)