CDL Rapid Screening Consortium: An Introduction

What is CDL Rapid Screening Consortium?

The CDL Rapid Screening Consortium (CDL RSC) is a private-led, not-for-profit initiative formed in August 2020 with the goal of establishing a robust rapid screening system and operational implementation strategy to be delivered as a public good to Canada and then the world. The Consortium is led by Creative Destruction Lab.

Early detection of infectiousness is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and reopening the economy. Data from 2020/21 shows that people in workplaces are at the greatest risk of being infected with COVID-19. The workplace rapid screening system protects you and your employees by adding an extra layer of protection for your employees against COVID-19 exposure.

CDL RSC has a simple onboarding process for any organization in Canada to deploy a rapid screening program in their workplace. The solution is sector-agnostic and easily translates to organizations of all sizes. Organizations receive:
  • Onboarding Support
  • Kick-Off & Weekly Operational Meetings
  • Scaling Knowledge through Industry Partner “Buddy System”
  • CDL RSC Operations Playbook and Resources
  • Virtual Help Desk & Communication Tools
  • Technical Support for Screening Data Intake

Register for an upcoming 20-min introductory webinar to learn more about CDL RSC:

The mental relief of being able to do this is actually freeing. For all the protocols we have in place, this is the ultimate level of comfort.
The process itself is incredibly easy and I cannot stress enough how non-invasive it is. You really don’t feel a thing beyond a slight tickle at the base of your nose, if that! It really is incredibly simple; “rapid” is the right word for it! I can’t express enough how amazing this initiative is, a great value-add in uncertain times. Such an easy process to go through that I don’t understand why any organization wouldn’t want to have it in place or why any person would not elect to participate.
A Senior Manager, Operations @ Scotiabank, a CDL RSC Founding Consortium Member